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Updates from Public Safety

The Office of Public Safety is sharing important information and updates as part of Security Week:

Safety personnel

Augustana has two police officers and eight Public Safety Officers who provide 24/7 patrols of campus. The Public Safety office is located in the basement of Sorenson Hall. The office works closely with the Rock Island Police Department.


Augustana has security cameras spread throughout campus that are monitored 24/7. There are security cameras at the entrances of residence halls, in the lobby area of the residence halls, and in some academic buildings.

This year cameras have been installed on the Quad and soon cameras will be on the Slough Path and Westerlin parking lot.


From time to time, Public Safety may issue alerts, warnings or other important updates. Over the summer, the office reviewed guidelines and better defined the types of communications it issues. More information on these guidelines and communications will be posted in the near future.


Two new phone apps will become available this fall.

One is a one-touch emergency app that will connect students with public safety and give the campus community instant access to help information.  

The others is an An A.C.E.S. app for students to request rides,and receive approximate wait times and notifications when the ride arrives. 

Augie Alerts

Augie Alerts is the college's text messaging and email alert system. The college uses Augie Alerts to notify people of emergency information.

Sign up to receive alerts.

Emergency plan

The campus emergency plan is an all-hazards approach. That means there is a basic plan of action for all emergency situations. In emergencies and drills. People are asked to do one of three actions:

Evacuate — leave a building, an area of campus, etc., as directed
Shelter in place — stay where you are, take cover (usually due to weather)
Lock down — close and lock all windows and doors so people can't leave or enter a room, building, etc.

Run, Hide, Fight

Public Safety suggests the Run, Hide, Fight approach for anyone confronted with a violent situation, such as an active shooter. This recommended video explains how it works.


Augustana Police/Public Safety: 309-794-7711

Rock Island Police Department non-emergency number: 309-732-2677

Emergencies: Dial 911. 

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