The Middlebury College Department of Public Safety is committed to a proactive approach, which enables us through education, officer presence and community awareness to stop many potential incidents before they occur.
It is the goal of the department to create a partnership between the Public Safety and community members. This partnership assists us in uniting our efforts and encourages each member of the community in taking an active role in their own safety and the safety concerns of others.
To this end, Public Safety is active in the following programs and activities.
Public Safety officers on patrol will provide safety escorts to and from on-campus locations during the hours of darkness when personal safety is a concern. See the Medical Transportation section of this booklet for information on transporting sick, injured or intoxicated students.
Crime Prevention and Safety Talks
Public Safety will, upon request of individual groups or departments on campus, give specific crime prevention and safety talks to students or staff members in their facilities.
Members of Public Safety meet interested community members annually to conduct a lighting tour of campus to identify and prioritize areas of campus where more lighting may be needed to create a higher level of visibility and overall safety. Public
Safety officers regularly check outdoor and indoor lighting and notify Facilities Services when a repair is needed.
Meetings and Task Forces
Public Safety meets on an ongoing basis with members of the Middlebury Police Department to discuss issues of mutual interest and concern. Additionally, DPS members participate in the Addison County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Task Force.
Use of Automatic Teller Machines
- Try to use ATMs during daylight hours.
- If you must go at night, do not go alone.
- Avoid ATMs that are not well lit or clearly visible from the street.
- Be aware of people loitering or sitting in cars around ATMs
- Prepare your transaction ahead of time. Do not spend a lot of time at the machine.
- Do not give out your Personal Identification Number (PIN). Memorize it and do not keep a written copy of it in your wallet.
- Either keep your ATM receipt or tear it up well and throw it away in a location far from the ATM machine. Thieves can acquire valuable information from these receipts, such as your account number and your balance.
Department of Public Safety
125 South Main St.
Middlebury, VT 05753