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Public Safety

A Message from the Director of Public Safety

Welcome to the 150th Anniversary year of Maryville University. Our Department’s mission is to provide the Maryville community with a safe and secure environment in which to learn, live, work and grow.

The Department contributes to the University’s mission by providing safety procedures that promote the intellectual, social, physical, and recreational activities of those we serve. We are committed to providing effective, efficient, and consistent service to every member of this community, with respect, loyalty, and integrity. You’ll find information on this site that can help you prepare for an emergency on campus, give you tools to assist with your personal safety, as well as other general information about Public Safety and our programs and services.

The Department of Public Safety Office is in Buder Commons. Our phone number is 314-529-9500, or ext.9500 from a campus phone. Dial 911 for an emergency. The Public Safety Office is staffed 24/7 all year. Please email the Department of Public Safety or call us with any questions, requests, and feedback.

We look forward to serving you.


Lewis Sweigart
Director of Public Safety


Saints Alert

Our Campus Notification System called Saints Alert is designed to enhance and improve communication so that all members of the Maryville campus community can stay informed in the event of an emergency. This system will add another immediate mechanism to the existing methods that the university has in place to alert the community to an emergency situation. The system will be used only for emergency contact purposes. Saints Alert will not be used to distribute advertising or other unsolicited content. Please note that subscribers to the system will pay no fees for the service, other than any regular fees associated with text messaging services.

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In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Campus Security Act, incidents of crime and other related information is posted on the web. This site includes the Maryville University Public Safety Report to Campus and information on the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act.