Campus Safety Officers and Law Enforcement Authority

JBU Campus Safety Officers (CSO) are public safety officers that patrol the campus 24 hours a day, year round, and will assist students, faculty, staff and visitors with safety and security matters on campus. They have the authority to allow or restrain access to all university buildings including student residences. They also have authority to enforce JBU’s parking and traffic regulations.

CSO’s do not have police arrest authority, but will assist the Siloam Springs Police Department, who has full authority on campus to make traffic stops, conduct arrests, criminal investigations and intervention as defined by Federal, state, and municipal laws and regulations. All crimes of violence, alcohol and/or drug related will be referred to the Siloam Springs Police Department.

The campus community is encouraged to call the campus safety hotline at (479) 215-5000, or the Siloam Springs Police Department at 911 or 9-911 from campus phones, when they witness any suspicious or criminal acts on campus. Off campus residents should immediately contact the Siloam Springs Police department for immediate assistance.