Safety & Security

Security Services

SJC Security knows the campus community and is proactive in ensuring safety through regular patrols, safety escorts, and the deployment of student security officers. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Security handles such issues as: electrical problems; plumbing issues; room lockouts; some car lockouts; fire alarms; and required use of a jump starter.

Residence Hall Security

Residence hall doors are locked 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Residents are issued a key that unlocks the main entrance doors and a key that unlocks their room. Residence halls are supervised by several student Resident Assistants. 

Tyco Integrated Security

SJC Security utilizes Tyco Integrated Security to quickly notify students and employees who wish to receive announcements of immediate safety concerns. To sign up for text alerts, e-mail textalert@saintjoe.edu.

Contact Information

Cell Phone (Reach On-Duty Officer Directly): 219.863.1425
Office Phone: 219.866.6129
Daytime Operator (M-F, 7AM-5PM During School Year): 219.866.6127
E-mail: security@saintjoe.edu

Security Staff

Ernest Watson, Jr. ’82
Associate Dean of Students for Safety and Security
219.866.6128
ernestw@saintjoe.edu

Jeremiah Fields '04
Assistant Director for Safety & Security
219.866.6129
jfields@saintjoe.edu

Steve Phillips
Safety & Security Officer
219.866.6129
stevep@saintjoe.edu

LaVon Parker
Safety & Security Officer
lparker@saintjoe.edu

Steven Steele
Safety & Security Officer
ssteele@saintjoe.edu

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