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CAMPUS SAFETY

Contact Information

Emergencies: 911

24 Hour Guard Shack:
661-362-2500

On Duty Supervisor:
661-713-7561

Director of Campus Safety:
661-362-2208

Welcome to Campus Safety

Campus Safety exists to glorify God and supports the mission and values of the institution, by our:

  • Professionalism: To excel as a capable and skilled campus safety team

  • Customer Service: To excel as a courteous and friendly campus safety team

  • Effectiveness: To excel as a competent and efficient campus safety team

TMU Alert

In the event of a life threatening emergency, faculty, staff, and students registered with the campus mass notification service will receive emergency alerts via text message to cell phone. Students may register for TMU Alert during semester pre-registration and any student or staff member may register or update a primary cell phone at any time by navigating to Self-Service / My Profile / Phone Numbers.

Active Shooter Training

The following video presentation (TMU LOGIN REQUIRED) is provided as a service to the campus community: Active Shooter Training Presentation. Remember: Always Call 911 AND Campus Safety.

Twitter Feed

Follow @TMUCampusSafety

Campus Community “Need to know”

2017 The Master’s University Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report

Campus Safety and Security Survey on Department of Education Website

Title IX Information

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Campus Safety Codes (Vehicle and Safety Policies)

Parking Map

Golf Cart Safety Training

National Terrorism Advisory System

NTAS

Weather Forecast

Local Newspaper

Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station

Local Radio Station

Real Time Traffic- SIG Alerts

Welcome to The Master’s University!

The Campus Safety Department provides the University’s in house private security and public safety services. In addition to working full-time for the University Safety Department, many of the Safety employees are studying for the Pastorate at The Master’s Seminary, also led by our President, John MacArthur. All that to say, I want you to know that you are served by a group of men who are not only concerned for your safety, but genuinely have a Pastor’s heart for you to grow in Christ.

The Safety Department maintains a 24 hour presence on The Master’s University property, and the Main Security Booth is located across the street from the Gym, at the entrance to the residential housing area. You will frequently see officers walking around the campus, locking and unlocking buildings, and working within the security booth. There is also a business office located on North Campus and open during posted business hours, where you may gain assistance with any administrative business with our Department.

The Master’s University is blessed to be located within a quiet, residential community, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department charts our geographical area within a low to negligible crime zone. It is not uncommon to see horses being ridden down the sides of the road from one of the many beautiful ranches, or neighbors buzzing past our campus on golf carts. There is even a historic movie studio located a ½ mile down Placerita Canyon Road where John Wayne films were made, and some Western movies are still filmed today. Please drive the side streets slowly and carefully. We work hard to maintain an excellent Christian testimony with the many homeowners that surround our campus property.

It is our joy to serve you, and we hope to make your years at TMU, as safe and secure as we possibly can. We have a motto in the Safety Department and hope that both you and your parents embrace it. It is based on Psalm 127:1, “Unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman keeps awake in vain.” We place our trust in the hands of our sovereign God, and look upon ourselves as one of many means He uses on this campus to bless and grow you, for His glory and your good.

Please click on the many links from our home page for important safety information related to our parking and general regulations, and more!

Again, on behalf of the entire Safety staff, I want to personally welcome you as a student of The Master’s University!

C. Powell Director of Campus Safety The Master’s College 661.362.2208

The Campus Safety Department works in close partnership with the Los Angeles County Fire and Sheriff’s Department, who have stations within close proximity to the University. The Campus Safety Department plays one part in a larger Emergency Management Plan which the college incorporates to facilitate effective coordination of resources in any emergency. In the event of a life threatening emergency, cellular text messages to registered users will be distributed to communicate important instructions on how Faculty, Staff, and Students should respond.

Dare to Prepare

Questions or Comments

  • E-mail: campussafety@masters.edu

  • Guard Shack: (661) 362-2500

Campus Safety Codes

It is important that each member of the campus community prioritize the safety of others on the campus. The Campus Safety Codes (aka the “Vehicle Code”) and updates contain the parking rules, vehicle codes, and general safety regulations for faculty, staff, students and guests at TMU. In order to assist you with complying with our regulations, we offer you the following highlights (please ensure you review the actual codes in each of these areas to ensure full compliance):

How do I obtain a parking permit?

Students: Please register the car you intend to bring to campus for the semester during pre-registration, but you may also register a car anytime by using Self-Service / Vehicle Registration (semester fee applies). Please ensure you print the registration confirmation and bring it to the guard shack in order to obtain a semester permit to affix to your vehicle (inside, lower left corner of windshield). Even if you only intend to bring a car to park on campus for one day, campus safety requires all students to obtain a temporary parking permit. You may obtain the temporary permit free of charge by stopping by the guard shack but a fourth temporary permit in one semester will result in billing for a semester registration fee. Please display the temporary permit on your driver’s side dashboard.

Faculty and Staff: You may register by filling out the form on Content Management / Staff Links / TMU Forms / Vehicle Registration Form. You may bring it by Human Resources for a semester permit. If you are borrowing a car for less than a week, faculty and staff are not required to obtain temporary passes.

Guests: Park in any undesignated space free of charge! No permit is required.

How do I appeal a ticket?

Students : To appeal a campus safety ticket please use Content Management / My Parking Tickets within seven days of the posting of your ticket online. Unless voided, tickets will be forwarded to student accounts for billing after 30 days.

Faculty and Staff: To appeal a campus safety ticket please email the Director of Campus Safety.

Guests: Please return your ticket to the guard shack so we may void it and courteously inform you of our parking expectations.

Where can I park?

Resident Students: By far the most common violation on campus is issued to resident students for parking on lower campus, Monday thru Friday between 8AM-5PM. Outside these hours you are free to park on lower campus, like a commuter. While exceptions are granted to resident students with injuries or medical conditions (inquire at the guard shack), exceptions are rarely made for class/work conflicts or spending the night off campus for an evening. It is the responsibility of each student to arrange their personal schedules to comply with the parking situation. If you think your situation is out of the ordinary, you may schedule an appointment with the Director of Campus Safety. As an additional reminder: Do not leave a vehicle in a fire lane unattended by the dorms for any length of time.

Commuter Students: Park in any available undesignated parking space. Faculty, Staff, and guests have designated and painted parking spaces but we also invite guests to use any unmarked student space (like a commuter) when visiting us.

What if a campus parking lot is full?

One of the more common violations for students is assuming it is okay to park on the side street (or wherever you choose) anytime a campus parking lot is full. To ensure compliance with fire and other state codes please only park in the striped spaces provided in each lot. Also, as a courtesy to our neighbors, faculty, staff, and students should not park on the side streets. Please allow for adequate time to use an alternate parking lot for chapel or for class in smaller commuter lots like Reese lot. During conference and other large events we require faculty, staff, and students to observe the same rules, but campus safety is not responsible for guests parking contrary to local ordinances outside our lots.

Pedestrians

Please use the designated sidewalks and cross walks to walk between sections of the campus. Please do not assume vehicles will stop but pay attention and look both ways. It is helpful if you allow cars to cross during peak crosswalk hours rather than trickling through one at a time while the car waits for 5 minutes. Remember: Do unto others! If you must walk along the road (particularly when the athletic fences are closed between the Library and North Campus for a ball game), please walk off the road and do not make vehicles drive around you in the street. This is a common frustration for the commuters and our canyon neighbors!

Skateboards

Skateboards, scooters, and roller blades may be ridden on campus sidewalks with due regard for pedestrian right of way, but there is no riding allowed on or across driveways, in parking lots, or on the adjacent roads in our community. Rule of Thumb: Skateboards cannot be ridden where cars can go. Skateboards may only be used at TMU for transportation and all 4 wheels need to stay grounded at all time. If you would like to perform those cool tricks, please do so at the local skate park using the right safety equipment (Santa Clarita Aquatic Center). The full content of this and all policies is found within the Campus Safety Codes.