The Earlham College Department of Public Safety serves the students, guests, staff and faculty of Earlham College, while educating them regarding personal and College safety issues.
Currently located in the Student Development wing of Earlham Hall, Public Safety is coordinated the Director of Public Safety, Thomas Kearns, who is responsible to the VP for Finance and Administration. Public Safety consists of the director, one assistant director, four full-time officers, and several part-time officers, telecommunicators and student workers who server as Community Service Officers.
All officers are trained in patrol procedures, emergency response, investigation techniques, first aid, CPR, and AED use.
The department works closely with the Richmond Police Department and Wayne County Sheriff’s Department and several part-time officers who have full police powers granted through neighboring police departments.
The Public Safety department officers patrol campus 24-hours-a-day, 365 days a year. The Public Safety team works closely with maintenance, residence life, and student development to provide consistent service to the Earlham community.