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Students recieve scam emails and phone calls disguised as PubSafe


January 23, 2020

Students received scam emails from an account posing as Public Safety, requesting personal phone numbers and demanding that students pay a fine.

Stickers advertising white supremacist organization found on campus and in town

Several students posted and shared photos of the stickers on social media, circling the QR code that could be used to access the white nationalist group’s website.


January 23, 2020

The Community Bias Response Team named the incident in an all-school email, but chose not to identify the specific group. Public Safety has opened in investigation, but does not expect to identify any perpetrator.

New protest policy incorporates student and faculty input

Changes to the protest policy came as a result of criticism and recommendations from students and faculty in the wake of the protest against Charles Murray in 2017.


December 5, 2019

After multiple drafts and much debate, the new policy went into effect on Nov. 21, 2019.

Public safety to install security cameras


October 17, 2019

After two decades of debate, the Department of Public Safety is finally set to install security cameras across campus, along with other security updates.

‘He Flashed Me’ : Harassment on Town Roads Often Goes Unreported


November 8, 2018

Many female college students have experienced harassment on town roads during their time in Middlebury. Although there are systems in place to deal with these incidents once reported, silence often surrounds this issue.

Annual Security Report Shows Increases in Crime: Liquor & Burglary


October 11, 2017

The Department of Public Safety’s latest Security and Fire Safety Report reveals marked differences in on-campus criminal activity since 2014, including a drastic increase in student violations of liquor law and a smaller increase in burglaries. The report is compiled using data from Public Safety, the Mid...

Public Safety Hirings Expand Force

By Nate Sans

October 16, 2013

The Department of Public Safety has recently added two new officers to its staff in order to bring personnel levels up to full strength. But the move also accompanies a long-term discussion between Public Safety and Old Chapel regarding a permanent increase in the size of Public Safety. The new employees,...

Public Safety Cuts Parking Ticket Fee

By Emilie Munson

October 2, 2013

A reduction in parking ticket fees this year from $50 to $10 marked a concession of Public Safety to the demands of the Student Government Association (SGA). In February 2013, Public Safety raised the price of a parking ticket from $10, the cost that has been imposed for the past 10 years, to $50,...

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