Campus Safety Officers

JBU Campus Safety Officers (CSO) are public safety officers that patrol the campus 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, year round, and will assist students, faculty, staff and visitors with safety and security matters on campus. CSO are trained in providing safety, security and service to every person on campus. They represent John Brown University with 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.

Students are expected to give full cooperation when directed by any member of the public safety staff.

Campus Safety also sponsors annual meetings at orientation to inform students and employees about security procedures and practices. The instructions are designed to encourage students, faculty and staff to be responsible for their own personal safety and security. CSO hold annual demonstrations to teach self-defense for women, and seminars on rape awareness are scheduled throughout the school year.


Scott Wanzer
Campus Safety Director

Kevin McLeland
Campus Safety Officer

David Newton
Campus Safety Officer


Ronald (Kirk) Smith
Campus Safety Officer

Gary Riley

Sergeant, Patrol Supervisor







Don Clark
Campus Safety Officer

Jessica Thompson
Campus Safety Officer

Terrance Cartwright
Campus Safety Officer