Campus Safety Department
MNU Safety Department officers have full authority on college owned property, as well as the adjacent College Church-owned property. Officers are responsible for a full range of public services, including all crime reports, investigations, non-injury traffic accidents, enforcement of college rules regulating alcohol, possession of controlled substances, weapons, traffic regulations, and all other incidents requiring security assistance. Officers receive training from authorized agencies in the areas of first-aid, report writing, defensive tactics, evidence gathering, traffic investigation, etc.
The passage of the Campus Security and Crime Awareness Act in 1990 requires all colleges and universities receiving federal aid to publish crime statistics and statements regarding their crime reporting policies and programs. The purpose of this act is to help inform the campus community of any crime or danger they may encounter while on campus.
All crimes committed on campus should be directly reported to the Campus Safety Department. Officers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Campus Safety Helpful Links
Annual Fire, Safety, Crime Report In compliance with the Federal regulations and the Clery Act, this report includes crime statistics for the MNU campus area over the previous three (3) years.
Student-Right-to-Know: In compliance with the Federal act, this page informs students of safety concerns, and security issues.
Anonymous Tips: Created for students to report anonymous tips concerning campus safety.
Medical Emergency Form A form to be completed and returned in the case of a medical emergency.
MNU Emergency Messaging
Missing Person Policy
Policy for "Active Shooter on Campus"
Campus Safety Helpful Links
Contacting Campus Safety
The Campus Safety Department works to provide members of the campus community with opportunities to learn, work, and relax in a safe and orderly environment. The Department assists in the development of a social and physical environment which is supportive of ministering, teaching, research, and administration on the MidAmerica Nazarene University campus.
Office hours and location
The office is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.The office is located in Land Gym. The on-campus extension is 3299. Also, an emergency phone line, (913) 971-3299, is monitored 24 hours a day.
The Campus Safety Department has established an emergency text messaging service for members of our Campus Community. This method of notification is a supplement to the University’s other methods of issuing timely warnings in the event of a security threat on or near our campus.
The company providing this service is doing so at no charge to MNU or to the individuals who sign up. However, your cellular service provider will charge regular rates for messages received through this service. Signing up for this service is voluntary but the University urges you to do so. You will be asked to sign up each year so that accurate records can be maintained.
To sign up, please click on the link below and complete the simple registration process.
This policy establishes procedures to be followed at MNU in the event a student is reported missing and of the option to provide confidential contact information for a person to be notified in the event the student is officially reported as missing as required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.
When a student is officially reported missing, Campus Safety will initiate an investigation into the welfare of the student if the student has been absent from campus for more than 24 hours without a known reason. This investigation will include a good faith effort to make contact with the student or an emergency contact using any information the student has provided to MNU for this purpose. Campus Safety will gather all essential information about the student from the reporting person and from the student’s acquaintances (description, clothes last worn, where student might be, who student might be with, vehicles description, information about the physical and mental well being of the student, class schedule, recent photograph, etc.). Appropriate campus staff will be notified to aid in the search for the student. If the actions are unsuccessful in locating the student or it is apparent immediately that the student is missing, Campus Safety will contact Olathe Police Department to report the student as a missing person and they will take charge of the investigation.
If a reported missing student is under the age of 18 and is not emancipated, Campus Safety will immediately make a good-faith effort to contact the custodial parent or legal guardian of the student. If the missing student is 18 years of age or older and has not provided MNU with the name of an individual to contact in an emergency, Campus Safety will inform the Olathe Police Department that the student is missing.
Each student at MNU will be informed and given the opportunity during each semester registration process to register confidential contact information to be used by Campus Safety in the event that student is determined to have been missing for more than 24 hours. To register this information, students can go to emergency contact information registration on the MNU website and follow the directions indicated. This information will remain in effect until changed or revoked by the student.
For purposes of this policy, a student may also be considered to be a “missing person” at any time the person’s absence is contrary to his/her usual pattern of behavior and unusual circumstances may have caused the absence. Such circumstances could include, but not be limited to, a report or suspicion that the missing person may be the victim of foul play, has expressed suicidal thoughts, is in a life-threatening situation, or has been with persons who may endanger the student’s welfare.
Version: May 7, 2009
What to do if there is an Active Shooter on campus:
The following guidelines are being provided regarding how to respond if there is an active shooter/armed intruder on campus. Be aware no one can predict what actions are most appropriate for every situation that might occur. You could learn of such an incident in several ways, including hearing gunshots, being notified through the University’s emergency text messaging system or being told by another member of the campus community. If you hear a sound that could be gunshots, assume they are gunshots.
If you know the location of the intruder, quickly move away from the danger and encourage those around you to also do so. Be aware that if you move from indoors out into the open, you could be exposing yourself to the intruder. Also be aware that there could be more than one intruder. If you decide to move away, do so as quickly as possible until you are certain you are out of danger. Remain in a safe place until assistance arrives.
- Your ability to move quickly and your perception of how close the intruder is will help you determine if it is safer for you run away or to seek shelter inside a building. If you decide to shelter in place:
- lock yourself inside a classroom or office, turn off the lights and hide. Close any blinds and cover any glass in the door if possible. You want the intruder to believe there is no one in the room. If the door does not lock, barricade the door with the heaviest items available.
- Turn your cell phone ringer off. Wait for the police to assist you out of the building. If you become convinced that the intruder is trying and will be able to get in the room, you should consider leaving the room through a window if you are on the ground floor.
- Call 911 as soon as you can do so. All you will need to do is briefly state your reason for calling and answer the dispatcher’s questions. Do not hang up unless you are instructed to do so. If you are calling from an MNU landline, remember to dial 9-911.
- Provide any assistance you can to injured or otherwise distressed individuals.
The immediate actions you take upon notification of an active shooter on campus could prevent your death or serious injury. Olathe police officers have been trained to respond to this type of incident and will do so immediately, according to department policy. Responding officers are likely to have very little information regarding the description of the intruder or the number of suspects involved. If you must approach a police officer during or immediately after such an incident, clearly show the officer you are not a threat by holding your hands in the air and complying immediately with verbal commands.
If you are off-campus at the time you become aware of an active shooter on campus, stay away from the area. The entire campus will have become a protected crime scene and you will not be allowed in the area until all victims have been transported and all evidence has been collected. A telephone hotline will be established to assist you in determining the condition and location of friends and relatives. The number for the hotline will be available through local media outlets.
The following guidelines are being provided regarding how to respond if there is an active shooter/armed intruder on campus. This guideline is designed to provide individuals with suggestions on how to better protect themselves during a crisis.
In the event of an active shooter on campus, take the following actions:
1. If an active shooter is outside your building:
Proceed to a room that can be locked, shut off the lights and lock windows and stay out of sight.
One person should call 911 and tell the dispatcher what incident is taking place and inform them of your location.
Do not leave until given instructions to do so by police
2. If an active shooter is in the same building you are:
Determine if the room you are in can be locked and follow the same procedures as above. If your room can’t be locked, determine if there is a safe location nearby, or if you can safely exit the building. If you decide to move from your current location be sure to follow the instructions below.
3. If an active shooter enters your office or classroom:
Try to remain calm. Dial 911, leave the line open so the dispatcher can listen to what is taking place.
If there is no opportunity for escape or hiding, it may be possible to negotiate with the shooter. Only as a last resort should you attempt to overpower the shooter with force.
If the shooter leaves the area, proceed immediately to a safer place and call 911.
Version: September 2009
General Quick Response Guide for "Active Shooter"
Lock and barricade doors.
Turn off lights.
Silence cell phones.
Turn off radios and computer monitors.
Keep occupants calm, quiet, and out of sight.
Keep yourself out of sight, take adequate cover.
MNU Land Gym
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 913.971.3299 (24 Hours)
On Campus: ext. 3299
MidAmerica Nazarene University
Campus Safety Department
2030 East College Way
Olathe, Kansas 66062-1899