The Department of Campus Safety is 24 hour, 365-day service oriented department with the mission of providing a safe and secure environment for all those on our campus, and leading by example, through education, and enforcement.

Our team of full-time Campus Safety Staff patrol the campus on foot, bicycles, and in vehicles. Our Officers are in continual communication with our Communications Center, which is staffed by Communications Specialists 24 hours a day. These Specialists answer emergency and routine phone calls, monitor security cameras and several access control points on campus. The Department of Campus Safety is located at 245 College Street.

Bates College Campus Safety Officers respond to calls for service dispatched by the Communications Center investigates reported incidents and policy violations and work closely with the Lewiston Police and Fire Departments, investigating crimes and incidents on campus. For students residing off campus, Campus Safety participates in the Bates Neighborhood Alliance.

In addition to campus patrols, our department has many safety programs in place, including a student safety shuttle program operated 7 nights a week from 7pm to 3am, a campus wide notification system for all students, faculty and staff, Rape Aggression Defensive (RAD) Training, and over 140 security (blue light) phones located throughout the campus.

The Department of Campus Safety also over sees all parking on campus, bicycle registrations, student ID’s, and access control (key or card access) to the campus.

If you are a Bates student locked out of your room and need access, please call the Campus Safety Office at 207-786-6254. 

If you are a Bates College student and are named in a Campus Safety report and would like a copy of report, please contact the Office of Student Support and Community Standards in Lane Hall 103, by phone at 207-786-6220 or by email to fhauger@bates.edu.  Please note that the names and personally identifiable information of all other students listed in the report must be redacted to protect their privacy.  Additionally, please be aware that a meeting with a member of the Office of Student Support & Community Standards staff may be required before the report is released. 

We welcome you to our Bates family, and please feel free to visit us in person. Inquiries may be sent via email to the Director of Campus Safety, Paul Menice, at pmenice@bates.edu

Mission and Vision Statements:

Mission Statement
In alignment with our core values, we work to identify and resolve safety and security concerns and to educate the campus community in the delivery of safety and security services. We accomplish these goals through collaboration with students, staff, and faculty while also partnering with other groups and organizations in the surrounding community to provide services in a professional, fair, and courteous manner.

Vision Statement
We aim to foster an environment whereby all individuals are safe and secure to learn, live, work, and flourish as responsible people. We endeavor to create a place where justice and compassion are equally upheld and recognize that the diverse experiences of our students, staff, and faculty enhance our overall community. We can only succeed in this goal through mutual responsibility and commitment to each other’s safety and success.