WSO Educational Award: The Campus Safety Department of the Claremont University Consortium

An Institution, Company, Training Entity, Individual, etc., with an above-average program of educational nature in the fields of environmental/occupational safety and health, fire science and safety, public safety, healthcare safety, transportation safety, or similar programs; actively (and above average in) contributing to the protection of people, property, resources and the environment through innovative programs; with distinctive concern for the education of professionals and general public in the disciplines of safety and allied fields.

The Campus Safety Department of the Claremont University Consortium | Claremont, California, USA
The undergraduate Claremont Colleges (Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College), together with the Claremont Graduate University, Keck Graduate Institute, and the Claremont University Consortium (CUC), are all member institutions of “The Claremont Colleges.” The Campus Safety Department, as part of the Claremont University Consortium, is one of several shared services among the colleges. In short, Campus Safety literally serves the students, faculty, and staff of seven colleges and universities.

With the arrival of a new Director of Campus Safety, the organization dedicated itself to meeting the need for a new form of service and a recalibration of the mission of Campus Safety at Claremont. This required several important initiatives to be swiftly and accurately identified, and then smartly put into action, to begin an important change and growth for the organization and to dramatically enhance the service to the campus communities. They are: campus partnerships, anti-crime efforts, expanded services, personnel development and quality of work; and professional organization activity.