Safety Escort Policy
The Xavier University Police Department (XUPD) offers a safety escort to locations on and off campus. The nature of the request and distance of travel will be taken into account on a case by case basis. This service is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Transportation or escort is available to students, staff, faculty and visitors who need a safety escort between locations on campus and to certain locations off campus. To request an escort dial 513-745-2000 or use any of the blue campus assistance telephones.
- Medical Escort: Requests for medical escorts will be handled in the same manner as a safety escort with the understanding that an exigent circumstance should exist that precludes alternative arrangements from being carried out at that time. XUPD does not have the manpower and resources to perform scheduled transports or regular recurring requests for transportation. Persons requesting this type of service are to be directed to an on-duty or on-call supervisor for recommended alternatives.
- Courtesy Escorts: XUPD honors requests for courtesy escorts whenever possible. Anyone who feels their destination or pathway may be unsafe may contact XUPD for assistance. Immediate escort services may be superseded by emergency response or immediate safety priorities but will be addressed as soon as practical. Officers are encouraged to interact with students, faculty, and staff in a manner consistent with the principles of Community and Problem-Oriented Policing. Honoring escort requests fosters support for XUPD and direct positive interaction with the community we serve.
- Denial of Services: In the event any of the previously identified escort requests are denied the supervisor denying services will complete a report to the Director of Public Safety/Police Chief and the Vice President of Business Services and Risk Management. The Director of Public Safety/Police Chief or a designated representative will conduct appropriate follow-up.