Office of Campus Safety
The Fisk University Office of Campus Safety is located in the lower level of Carnegie Hall. The Department is under the direction of Chief Mickey West. Fisk University and the Office of Campus Safety are committed to providing a safe environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors. Campus Safety Officers are deployed across Fisk University owned property to patrol the campus 24 hours a day — by foot as well as in patrol cars and motorized carts.
Security and Technology
Fisk University has installed approximately 75 surveillance cameras covering a significant amount of the campus, with an emphasis on parking lots and pedestrian routes. The cameras are monitored 24 hours a day at Campus Safety headquarters.
We also employ emergency call boxes, most of which are in view of a surveillance camera. Pushing the button on a call box immediately connects you a live dispatcher. Typical response time is one to three minutes.
Where to Report a Crime
For incidents occurring on Fisk University property, please call Campus Safety at (615) 329-8777. (We encourage you to program this number into your cell phone's address book.) For incidents occurring off-campus, please dial 911. The campus community is encouraged to report all campus crimes to us immediately. All violations of local, state and federal criminal laws that come to the attention of the department are investigated immediately and reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency when necessary.
Mission Statement & Values
To provide for the protection of both person and property of the Fisk Campus Community so as to enable the academic mission of Fisk University to move forward.
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Fisk University Department of Campus Safety
1000 17th Ave. N.
Carnegie Hall, Basement Level
616 329-8777 (24/7 Dispatch)