Charles Decker, interim director of campus safety, is the chief of safety responsible for the protection of the Adrian College community and property. He handles selection, training and supervision of all safety department personnel. He also controls parking and traffic on campus and monitors the maintenance and development of equipment and financial operations.
Decker wanted to ensure students have an understanding of the new policies on campus.
“The ‘rules’ that have been highlighted due to recent events are, and have always been, in the student handbook that all students received at the beginning of the school year,” he said. “What we continue to have to deal with is a considerable amount of disrespect towards figures of authority including Adrian College officials and Adrian police officers by some defiant students on several occasions during various events.”
Decker stressed that campus safety strives to create an atmosphere of safety, respect, and community on campus. Campus safety deals with issues that deserve a great amount of respect as they are presented.
“It is our duty to make sure every student is safe on campus,” Decker said. “With that being said, the behaviors that have been displayed during this Fall 2010 semester have brought to light some major issues with the amount of disrespect and disregard that some select students show toward college officials including safety officers, resident assistants and administrators.”
Campus safety tries their best to work with students.
“Campus safety, in the past, has been willing to work with those students that have respected and complied with directions given,” Decker said. “What will happen now and in the future is completely in your hands as students of Adrian College.”
If you have further questions regarding the policies of Adrian College including the alcohol or noise policies, please refer to the student handbook.