Campus Safety & Security
The College of Southern Idaho is a student-centered institution designed to provide a complete educational experience for all students. The goal of the college security staff is to assist in that process to make certain that the campus is a safe and orderly environment. To this end, the department is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be reached at all times by telephone. Our on-campus extension is 6605. In the event of an emergency our on-campus extension is 6605. The CSI Security Office is located in the Maintenance Building just north of the dormitory on the campus loop road.
The college campus is considered a pedestrian campus; therefore, people on foot always have the right of way and vehicle traffic is expected to yield. For the sake of pedestrian safety, we have established campus driving regulations that are more restrictive than those for the public city streets. Driving regulations are published, widely circulated, and strictly enforced.
The Security Department patrols the campus and checks all buildings on a regular basis. Felonies and serious crimes are reported to the appropriate police agency by the security staff. We request that students, employees, and visitors report all crimes that occur on the CSI campus or property to the Security Department. An Emergency Procedures manual containing information about responding to a crime and other emergency situations is located and readily available in all faculty and staff offices and all sections of the dormitory on campus. Security asks that each employee with a key remember to lock the building you unlocked when entering on Holidays; after hours and weekends notify Security that you are in the building.
CSI Security officers do not carry firearms and have limited police powers. Only law enforcement officers are allowed to possess and/or carry firearms on campus. Students arriving on campus with firearms in their possession must check them in with security and may pick them up when ready to leave campus. Any exception must be approved by CSI Security.
Security asks that each employee with a key remember to lock the building you unlocked when entering on Holidays, after hours and weekends.CSI employees and their passengers are directed to wear seat belts in all seating positions while driving or riding in college owned vehicles if that vehicle is so equipped with safety restraints. Employees are encouraged to use seat belts while operating their personal vehicles, whether for college or personal use, to enhance the safety of themselves and their families. In the event of an immediate safety issue to the campus community, bulletins would be placed in all buildings and posted electronically on the web site and email All students and staff are encouraged to call security for safety escorts and to report any civil and criminal activities that could progress onto the campus.
The College of Southern Idaho has established a traffic court for arbitration purposes. The traffic court is operated by the Student Senate at CSI, and is the only means to obtain a dismissal of a CSI traffic citation. If you fail to appear within the time allowed for your appearance, judgment will be entered against you and the set fine for the violations must be paid. Failure to pay the traffic fines could result in a hold on student transcripts, deductions from an employee's paycheck, trespass notice given or vehicle towed. The traffic courty meets on a regular-scheduled monthly basis. For more information call Student Senate at 732-6690.
Any circumstances which appears to be suspicious (i.e. wandering persons who appears to be out of place, jimmied locks, taped-over door locks, etc.) should be reported immediately to the Security Office.
All thefts of personal or College equipment should be reported without delay. In most cases, the quicker the loss is reported the better the chance the equipment will be located. Departments are encouraged not to wait until after staff and faculty have been contacted to make the loss known to Security. Normally all thefts over $1000 (felony theft) and all burglaries are investigated by the City Police Department. The Security staff will call the Police Department if they have not already been contacted.
If room or cabinet has been forcibly entered (i.e. burglarized) DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING OR ATTEMPT TO CLEAN THE AREA UP! CALL SECURITY IMMEDIATELY! Otherwise, you may destroy valuable evidence needed to solve the crime. Keep everyone away from the area until Security or the City police arrive.
All missing property should be reported to the Security Office.
To help reduce theft and to promote good inventory practices, each department should establish a property checkout procedure. Off campus use of college equipment should be prohibited.
Departments should also establish a checkout procedure for persons leaving CSI or department employment. The procedure should require a property inventory and proper key control accountability before the person is allowed to obtain a final paycheck.
Building Lock/Unlock Procedures
In order to maintain the security of both the buildings and the property they contain, all campus buildings will be locked after normal business/class hours.
Custodial staff assigned to the particular building will normally lock the building. The Security staff, unless otherwise arranged, will normally unlock the buildings each workday.
Requests to change the lock/unlock times or to request special access times (i.e. weekend workshops) should be directed to the Facility Coordinator's office and should be scheduled on the facilities use schedule. Individual departments are responsible to lock/unlock their own office and classroom areas.
After normal working hours any persons found in College facilities must show proper identification and justify their presence. Unauthorized persons will be subject to College disciplinary procedures and/or criminal sanctions.
Because of bomb threats, fire alarms, or other emergency conditions, all faculty, staff, and students may be evacuated from College buildings or facilities. During these times no one is authorized to be in the facilities without consent of the Public Safety official in charge.
Missing Student Notification Policy
The College of Southern Idaho takes student safety very seriously. To this end, the following policy and procedures have been established concerning students who live in CSI-owned on-campus housing who, based on the facts and circumstances known at the time to CSI officials, are presumed to be missing.
College of Southern Idaho campus crime statistics are published and reported in compliance with federal regulations.
College of Southern Idaho campus crime statistics are published online through U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education website (OPE ID: 00161900).
Any questions about parking, traffic, or other related items may be directed to the CSI Security Department at the numbers listed above.