Services | Webster University


The Department of Public Safety utilizes a variety of procedures and equipment to service the university community. These include but are not limited to:

24/7 Patrol

The Department of Public Safety patrols campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Patrols are provided by foot, bicycle, and marked vehicles.

Campus Safe Walk Service

The Department of Public Safety operates a Campus Safe Walk Service on campus for any member of the university community who requires the accompaniment of an officer for safety reasons.   An officer will respond on foot to accompany the individual to their destination on campus. This service is provided 24 hours a day.

During busy periods, callers may experience a delay in the arrival of the officer depending on the call volume and request for the service.

To request the service, call (314) 968-7430. You may also use any of emergency call box telephones located throughout campus to request an safety escort.

Emergency Call Boxes

Emergency call boxes located throughout the campus which are a direct line to the Public Safety Dispatcher. When activated, these call boxes immediately notify the dispatcher of the caller's location. Once a call box is activated, public safety officers are immediately dispatched to that location regardless if there is any communication or not.  Call boxes are easily identified with illuminated blue lights.

Identification Cards

The Department of Public Safety issues Webster University identification cards for students, faculty, and staff. These cards are unique to every individual on campus. Webster identification cards grant current students after-hours access to the Emerson Library and other facilities on campus, grant campus residents access to their respective residence halls, and more. As the cards are used to access buildings, lost cards should be immediately reported to Public Safety.   ID cards are free of charge, replacement cards are $15. Cards are issued 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.  For questions regarding your access privileges, call (314) 968-7430.

DO NOT punch a hole is the ID card for any purpose.  Doing so will make the card not function and a replacement will be needed.

Lost and Found

The Department of Public Safety maintains a Lost and Found comprised of items found all over campus. If you've lost something, go to the Public Safety Office at 572 Garden Avenue or call (314) 968-7430.

Additional Services

  • Use of video monitoring throughout campus
  • Building access control
  • Response to and investigation of all reported criminal activity and behavior
  • Provide security at special campus events
  • Parking permit issuance and enforcement of parking regulations
  • Provide crime prevention educational materials and programs to students, faculty, and staff
  • Train campus community in CPR and first aid
  • Manage Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT)