The Department of Campus Safety
Maryland Institute College of Art's Department of Campus Safety has 30 full-time professional staff members and 50 part-time student employees. As a condition of their employment, all College patrol officers must either complete 360 hours of training at the Campus Law Enforcement Training Academy, sponsored by the District of Columbia Consortium of Universities, or provide certification that they have an equivalent combination of training, education, and experience in the security or law enforcement fields. Throughout the year, Campus Safety officers attend in-service training programs to keep abreast of the latest medical and security science practices.
The Director, Assistant Director, and several Campus Safety patrol officers have been commissioned as Special Police Officers with full arrest powers on all Maryland Institute College of Art property under authority conferred by Section 16-16 of the Public Local Laws for the City of Baltimore.
The Department of Campus Safety maintains a close working relationship with all appropriate law enforcement agencies. We regularly meet both formally and informally with other agencies, and we routinely exchange crime related information, reports, and statistics. Our campus uses a Neighborhood Watch model to involve as many members of the College community as possible in helping to create a reasonably secure campus environment.
Security Guards and student monitors at Campus Safety desks near the entrances of most academic buildings are the eyes and ears of MICA. These stations are staffed whenever the building is open during the academic year when classes are in session. They provide informational services, assist with access control, and inform patrol officers of emergencies. They can request assistance from College patrol officers, as well as from the Baltimore police, fire, and emergency medical services.
Campus Safety officers patrol the campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. In addition, an off-duty Baltimore City Police officer patrols the campus between the hours of 4 pm and midnight. The Midtown Benefits District security patrol and the Bolton Hill Citizens on Patrol (COP) Program also patrol the campus area, which covers the historic residential neighborhood of which our campus is located. Portable radios and/or phones link all security posts and patrols.