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Security & Safety

The Central Lakes College Safety and Security Department is present as a support unit to the broader mission and goals of the college. It strives to provide the safest and most stable environment possible in which education may be pursued without the fear or presence of crime or violence.

By supporting and educating students, employees, and visitors of the college in areas of personal safety and providing response in situations of need, Safety and Security will be built on a foundation of proactive service and crime prevention that reflects and preserves the human dignity of those whom we serve.

Environmental / Occupational Safety and Health
Central Lakes College Environmental, Health and Safety Department is committed to facilitate campus safety, health and environmental protection by providing and coordinating programs and services that support teaching and learning activities for student, faculty, staff, guests and visitors. Visit the Occupational Safety and Health site

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Contact Information

Phone: (218) 828-6050

Safety and Security Department
Central Lakes College
501 W. College Drive Brainerd, MN

Staples Campus is currently monitored periodically by the Staples Police Department. If there is an emergency please dial 9-911.
If this is a non-emergency please contact the Security Coordinator at 218-270-0166


The Central Lakes College Security Department is in the process of accepting applications for current and/or future Security Officer positions.

To become a security officer you must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a current Central Lakes College Criminal Justice Student
  • Must have successfully passed a current MMPI physiological exam
  • Must have successfully passed a criminal background check (with our Criminal Justice Department)
  • Completed and awarded Financial Aid/Work Study and awarded a Workstudy Contract.
  • Have a valid drivers license
  • Provided the Director of Security with a copy of your drivers license, CLC Student ID, and Social Security Card

If interested in applying please complete an application form (pdf)

Please return the completed application to:

Security Director
Central Lakes College
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN. 56401


Safety Escort Service
An on-campus (walking) escort service is provided by Safety and Security for members of the college community. Safety escorts may be requested by calling or 828-6050 and will be provided as other safety and security duties permit.

Safety and Security offers a free jump-starting service for vehicles on Central Lakes College property. The following apply when requesting this service:
This service is available on a first come, first serve basis as time permits.
Vehicle registration, proof of insurance and personal identification must be provided.
If they are unable to assist you, or if their attempt fails, they can place a call to a local towing / lock service for you at your expense.

Emergency Phones
Central Lakes College provides Emergency Phones inside and in the Parking lots for students, staff, faculty, and visitors. The phones are prominently located and marked in each area inside and parking lot.

Patrol Officers
The Security and Security Department is available 16 hours a day (M-F), 8 hours on Saturday and closed on Sunday to perform the following duties:
Provide vehicle and foot patrols of all campus property
Investigate theft, vandalism, and other crimes that occur on campus property
Available to provide security for special campus events
Provide assistance to faculty, staff, students, and visitors
Compile information for CLC incident reports
Act as a liaison with the Central Lakes College Safety and Security Department

Security communications
Security Communications are in operation 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Their tasks include:
Monitoring the campus using CCTV cameras.
Monitor and control campus intrusion and electronic card access alarm systems.

Parking Enforcement
Parking Enforcement is available 24 hours a day to provide parking to meet the needs of faculty, students, staff and guests of the campus. These tasks include:
Enforce Central Lakes College Parking Regulations.
Coordinate Special Event Parking.