What are your officers' qualifications, and what is their jurisdiction?
Kirtland Public Safety Officers are certified officers through the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards. In addition personnel are trained in a vast array of training programs such as firearms, interviewing, crisis response and less than lethal force to name a few. The Kirtland Public Safety officer’s jurisdiction covers anywhere on either campus, plus adjoining public roadways.
Is Kirtland Community College a safe place?
Yes, all campuses have experienced very little crime. The Public Safety Department keeps the crime statistics of both campuses and can be viewed online at www.kirtland.edu/public-safety, in the registration guide issued every semester, or in paper form in the Student Services office or Public Safety office.
However, the person ultimately responsible for your safety is you. So be aware of your surroundings, walk to your car with friends, stay in lit areas and contact Public Safety if you observe any suspicious activity.
What is the difference between Campus Security and Public Safety Officers?
Campus Security personnel are criminal justice students hired by the Kirtland Public Safety Department to assist students and employees in various service tasks and be the eyes and ears of the Public Safety department. Public Safety Officer’s are certified police officers tasked with the job of keeping the campus safe and secure. This includes crime prevention, investigation of crime, apprehension of criminals, and traffic enforcement.
Are you in direct contact with the county's 911 emergency system?
Yes, all Public Safety officers of Kirtland Community College have direct contact with county central dispatch agencies via radio and telephone.
What number do I dial for emergency service on campus?
At the Roscommon or Grayling campuses, Extension 355 will be answered by Public Safety/Security personnel. Let them know what services you need, your location and your name.
At the Gaylord site, dial 911 which will be answered by Otsego Central dispatch which will dispatch the appropriate service for your assistance.
What do I do if I lock my keys in my car or my car won't start?
Roscommon or Grayling campus – Contact extension 355 or go to the Public Safety office at each specific campus and staff will assist you.
Gaylord site – contact Gaylord public safety office at 989-705-3606 or contact Otsego County Sheriff Department at 989-732-3555.
Who should I call if I have a vehicle accident or slip off the road while on campus?
Roscommon or Grayling campus – Contact extension 355 and a Public Safety officer will respond to assist.
Gaylord campus – contact Gaylord public safety office at 989-705-3606 or Otsego County Sheriff Department at 989-732-3555.
If you will be contacting your insurance to fix your vehicle, then they will require a police report at the time of the incident.
10775 N. St. Helen Road
Roscommon, MI 48653
4800 W 4 Mile Road
Grayling, MI 49738
60 Livingston Blvd.
Gaylord, MI 49735
Kirtland West Branch
2479 South M-76
West Branch, MI 48661