You likely were told about some of the safety measures Campus Security (aka Campus Safety, Public Safety, or something similar) takes to keep students, staff, and faculty safe during your college tour. However, you may not be entirely sure what exactly it is they do on a regular basis -- and whether they're a friend or foe now that you're on campus. Campus Safety actually offers a lot of other important services although your initial interaction with Campus Safety as a student might involve their presence at a campus party. So Campus Safety should be more of your ally than a pain in the brain while you might be annoyed when they show up at a party you're attending and request that it be shut down. Campus Safety officers are hard at work doing all kinds of things to keep the campus safe and secure behind the scenes.  They might be downstairs, escorting out a community member causing disruptions while you're upstairs in the library studying for finals. Their presence in and around your residence hall might just have prevented someone with less-than-admirable intentions from sneaking in and stealing your laptop.

What does security campus do

They might be running background checks on the workers in the campus daycare center or transporting an ill student to the hospital in the middle of the night. They can offer you a free ride or walking escort back to your on-campus apartment when it's late at night and you and your friends don't want to walk home alone. They answer questions from concerned (and over-concerned) parents about student behavior and can even deflect questions from the media or others interested in gaining access to information they don't lawfully have the right to access. And they have been extensively trained in and are constantly improving policies and procedures to deal with things like major acts of violence on your campus while it's highly unlikely that it will ever be needed. So yes, you might be mad at the write-up you got last weekend, but overall Campus Safety is working around the clock to keep things running smoothly during your time in school. Chances are you'd rather have their presence on campus than not while you sometimes may wish they weren't so good at their jobs after all. College visits are a critical part of a teen's college search.  It's advisable to scope it out before making a decision in case this is the place where your child will live and work for four years. You wouldn't buy a house without seeing it first, or marry someone after all.  OK, there are successful arranged marriages out there, but you get the point. Visit the school(s) your child is contemplating! Here's how to get the most out of the experience.  Plan your visit for a time when classes are in session and the school is bustling. Visiting colleges as part of your summer vacation may seem like a good, cost-conscious idea.