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Campus Police

In an on-campus emergency, call 7866. If calling from a mobile phone, call (870) 512-7866.

Mission Statement

The mission of Campus Police is to enhance the safety of the members of the ASUN community and the security of all of the campus’ facilities.

The department enforces institutional policies and municipal and state laws in support of the academic mission. Providing professional safety and security services to the academic community, through visibility and education while promoting personal responsibility. Educating the ASUN community on safety and security issues is one of the department’s most important responsibilities.

About Us

The Campus Police Department provides a safe, secure environment that will maximize educational growth and development of its students and foster productive cooperation among its constituents. Other populace we serve are faculty, staff, and visitors. The Campus Police Department, composed of two certified police officers, enforces federal, state and local laws in its jurisdiction. The enforcement of these laws is tempered with an educational philosophy which supports the mission, goals and objectives of the university.

Below are just some of the services we offer:

  • Campus Patrol
  • Parking/Traffic Enforcement
  • Emergency Response
  • Accident Investigation
  • Safety Training
  • Compliance and Security Reporting
  • Nightly Escort Service

Never walk alone at night if at all possible. If you absolutely have to walk alone, walk on well-lit walkways and plan your route ahead of time. It is best to walk facing traffic. Ask for assistance from the Campus Police Department, if you are frightened or concerned.

Emergency Alert System

SchoolMessenger is ASU-Newport’s (ASUN) emergency notification system that allows college officials to send news, alerts, and instructions simultaneously to the ASUN community using landline phones, text messaging, e-mail and voice messages. This notification system provides the college an immediate way to notify individuals through multiple points of contact.

All students are automatically enrolled in the SchoolMessenger notification system upon enrolling for courses. Faculty and staff are enrolled after requesting to be added through Human Resources. Students may request to be taken out of the SchoolReach service by requesting to be taken out of the notification list through ASUN’s I.T. department. 

Arkansas State University-Newport provides an Emergency Notification Service for faculty, staff, and students. All students are automatically enrolled. Faculty and staff university phones are automatically enrolled. Faculty and staff are encouraged to register cell phone as an added notification. Arkansas State University-Newport has chosen Rave as our method to notify in cases of emergency.

Annual Disclosure of Crime Statistics

Arkansas State University-Newport’s Annual Security Report is provided to both current and prospective students and employees on an annual basis as part of the College’s commitment to the safety and well-being of the ASUN community. The crime statistics are also available upon request to all applicants for enrollment or employment.

Campus Police is the office designated to ensure that ASUN’s security policies are actively implemented as prescribed. Campus Police prepare this report in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. A copy of this report may be obtained by contacting Campus Police at 870-512-7866 or clicking on the link below.

View Crime 2014 Statistics Report 
View Crime 2015 Statistics Report 
View Crime 2016 Statistics Report 

 

Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990

On November 8, 1990, President Bush signed the “Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990″. The Act applies to every institution of higher education that receives federal financial aid. Title II of the Act was known as the “Campus Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990″. It requires institutions of higher education to distribute to all current students and employees, and applicants for enrollment or employment, two types of information: (1) Descriptions of policies related to campus security, and (2) Statistics concerning specific types of crimes. Amendments enacted in 1998 renamed Title II, which is now known as the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act”. The amendments require the disclosure of crimes that are reported to police and campus officials other than police, along with a breakdown of locations of criminal activity to be specified as on-campus, non-campus, residence hall or public property.

Weapons Policy

No person shall possess, discharge or otherwise use a weapon on any ASUN campus, office, building or event. Read the full weapons policy here.

Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act

The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act (section 1601) and {(42 U.S.C. 14071j and 20 U.S.C., 1092 (f) (1) (l)} is a federal law enacted on October 29, 2000, which provides for the tracking of convicted sex offenders enrolled at or employed by institutions of higher education. This federal law requires sex offenders who are required by law to register in a state, to also provide notice of each institution of higher education in that State where the person is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student. This law further requires that institutions of higher education issue a statement advising the campus community of the availability of this information.

Laura's Law

Law enforcement agencies responding to crime incidents are required by Arkansas’s Victim’s Bill of Rights outlined in Arkansas Victim Rights Act of 1997 and Laura’s Card Act 873 to inform victims in writing of their victim’s rights. Officers must inform victims of the availability of services: medical, housing, counseling, financial, social, legal, and emergency services. In addition, officers MUST inform victims about how to obtain orders of protection, how to access public records related to the case, and about the Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations Board (including the address and phone number).
The ASU-Newport Campus Police maintains a copy of Laura's Card online.

Law Enforcement Links

State Police
AR Crime Info Center
Sex Offender Registry
AR Commission on Law Enforcement Standards & Training
Clery Center for Security on Campus

Contact

ASU-Newport Newport Campus Police are located in the Student Community Center. If you need assistance, please call (870) 217-1348.

ASU-Newport Jonesboro Campus Police are located in the Main Building. If you need assistance, please call (870) 217-1347. 

Parking Registration & Regulations

Parking Regulations

Campus Incident Report