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Department of Security Team

Department of Security

Department of Security works 24/7/365 to maintain a safe and secure environment on the campuses of both the university and the academy.

Lipscomb prioritizes creating a safe environment for students, faculty, staff and guests. As such, we have many procedures and measures in place to ensure our goal.

Highly trained security officers continuously patrol all of Lipscomb’s campuses and events. Most security personnel wear a uniform but all carry credentials and are happy to present them for confirmation upon request. Whether day or night, in marked vehicles or on foot, officers are always close by.

Many key campus locations are under officer-monitored camera surveillance at all times from the dispatch office located in the basement of the Beaman Library. The department’s administrative offices are also located in the basement of Beaman.

Our security force is trained on an annual basis in such areas as terrorism, patrol techniques, defensive tactics, interviewing, firearms and state law. A majority of security staff hold college degrees, while many have significant prior police and/or military experience in addition to personal skills and talents they bring to the job.

Please review our pages regarding emergency alert systems, how to report an incident, the annual crime report and other resources for specific details on how Lipscomb supports the safety of our campus.

In case of an incident, call the Department of Security at 615.966.7600 or use a Blue Emergency Call Box located in all major areas of campus. For immediate emergencies, call 9-1-1.

Kyle Dickerson

A Message from the Executive Director of Security and Safety

"A safe and healthy environment is vital to the educational experience. Our officers are dedicated to remaining vigilant and proactive, responding quickly, and playing an active role in providing students, employees, and guests a positive experience while on campus with us here at Lipscomb."

- Kyle Dickerson

Department of Security Services

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Annual Crime Report

Each year the Department of Security works diligently to provide a safe, secure campus for our students, faculty, staff and guests. As part of that work, we prepare and distribute annual campus crime statistics in accordance with the Campus Crime Reporting Act.

Annual Crime Report
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Parking and Traffic Information

College campuses are notorious for being inaccessible and confusing when it comes to parking, but we try to simplify it for you. Learn more about parking in and around Lipscomb's campus.

Parking and Traffic
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Emergency Alert Systems

Should a major emergency occur on campus – and the most often in our area are weather emergencies – the university has several methods for getting the word out quickly to the campus.

Emergency Alert System
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On Campus Security Concerns

We need your help making campus a safe place for all our students. Please reach out to a the Department of Security officer with any safety concerns you may have.

Report an Incident
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Student ID Replacement

Students need their IDs for many reasons - access to dorms, purchasing meals, and more. If you have lost your ID, give us a visit in the basement of Beaman Library, and we will help you acquire a replacement.

ID Cards
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Car Trouble

Have a flat tire or need a jump start? We are here to help you get where you need to go, safely. Give us a call if you need a hand.

Call for a Jump Start
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Medical Emergencies

Lipscomb officers work around the clock, so if a medical emergency occurs, we are always available to get you the help you need. In case of serious injuries or incidents, call 911 first.

Call for Medical Emergency Assistance
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Bison Walks

Though our campus is a safe place, we want to ensure our students feel comfortable walking to and from their dorms. Get an escort across campus from a Lipscomb Security officer at any hour.

Request a Security Escort