General Information

The Department of Security is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  In an emergency you can contact Security by using the blue emergency phones located throughout campus, including phones at the main door of each residence hall.  The emergency phone number is x5911. This number is to be used for emergency calls only, i.e., fire, medical emergencies, suspicious or criminal activities, etc.

Ext. 5530 is the business line for the Department of Security.  This number is for non-emergency or routine calls such as vehicle registration information, lost and found, or lockouts when a roommate or hall staff are unavailable.

The department consists of six full-time security officers, seven reserve officers, one full-time secretary, four full-time dispatchers, a pool of student workers, the assistant director, and the director.  The security officers work a schedule that provides maximum coverage during the busiest time periods.  The most coverage is provided Thursday night through Sunday morning for social and special events such as parties, concerts, dances, etc.  Student patrols are used to aid security officers in securing buildings, reporting security concerns, and covering special events.

The Department of Security operates from the first floor of Roberts Union.

1. Security officers are hired to protect the lives of people at Colby College and College property.

 2.    The traditional role of patrolling the campus 24 hours a day is the primary function of the department.

Although charged with the unpopular role of “enforcer,” the Department of Security has maintained a close rapport with the College community, earning a reputation for fairness and helpfulness.  The College community has come to know that, in time of need, the department can be depended upon for assistance.

If you need additional information not contained in this booklet or have any questions or suggestions on security matters, please feel free to call or visit the Department of Security in the Roberts Building.