Dickinson employs such a tight-knit safety squad—Dickinson Public Safety or DPs—that security has never been much of a concern among students. Though there have recently been a few violent incidents in the area surrounding campus, these are few and far between. There is a blue light visible from nearly every point on campus that can be pressed to contact DPS, who will arrive at the light within minutes. Thus, students generally feel safe walking anywhere on campus at any hour of the day. In addition, Dickinson has recently implemented a “Red Alert” system, which sends out mass text messages and phone calls to students when a crime occurs on or near campus.
It is this tight security that allows students to feel safe on campus. There are rarely safety concerns, but when there are, DPS is on the scene within minutes and maintains contact with the student body throughout the investigation. From their walks around campus to their presence at college events, Public Safety is a constantly visible presence at Dickinson.