Office of Public Safety

Department Mission

The Department of Public Safety, with community service as our foundation and by focusing on the diverse needs of the campus community, will strive to provide services that enhance the overall safety at Castleton.

Hours of Operation

Public Safety officers are on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am-4 pm. Parking permits may be obtained during office hours. Faculty/staff and student IDs may be obtained Monday through Friday, 1-3 pm.

Phone Numbers

  • EMERGENCIES AFTER OFFICE HOURS call ext. 1215 or (802) 468-1215.
  • NON-EMERGENCIES OFFICE HOURS call ext. 1399 or (802) 468-1399.

Services Provided

  • If you are locked out of your vehicle, an officer may choose to attempt an unlock of your vehicle. The vehicle owner must sign a waiver stating Public Safety will not be held responsible for any damage that may result from the attempt. Public Safety reserves the right to refuse to attempt an unlock of a vehicle.
  • Safety escorts are available 24 hours a day. You may call ext. 1215 to request an escort from, and to, anywhere on campus.
  • If you need your vehicle jump-started Public Safety can supply jumper cables (you will need to leave your ID). However, officers are unable to jump start your vehicle for you.
  • When locked out of your residence hall or room you may find that contacting a community advisor or area coordinator in your building will create a quicker response, however a Public Safety officer can get you access. Use the phone provided in each lobby to call ext. 1215, or walk to the office.

Sex Offenders

Information regarding sex offenders in Vermont can be obtained by visiting the State of Vermont's sex offenders registry.


Everyone can access the College Handbook. All members of our community are expected to abide by the policies and regulations contained therein. Some of the information contained in the Public Safety website pages regarding policies and regulations has been taken from the College Handbook. Copies of the handbook are available in the Student Life Office, located in the Campus Center.

Blue Phones

The campus is equipped with many emergency contact kiosks, known on campus as "blue phones" due to their obvious color. Activation of a phone alerts Public Safety to an emergency. There are 17 blue phones throughout campus. Once a phone is activated by pressing the button, a phone call is immediately made to Public Safety, alerting officers of the location of the activated phone. The blue light on the phone is activated as well. The Blue Phone located in the South Street parking lot is equipped with a phone pad to contact Public Safety for an escort; using this feature will not activate the emergency alert, it will activate a speaker phone to talk directly with Public Safety.