Department of Safety

Department of Safety

Department of Safety



On behalf of Messiah College and the Department of Safety, I welcome you to our department site and encourage you to explore our web pages, which are rich in resources and valuable information.

Our goal is to provide a safe and secure environment conducive to learning and place priority on personal well-being of students, staff, faculty, and campus visitors.  In support of our goal to provide a protective campus environment, the Messiah College Department of Safety provides professional, compassionate, and quality security services for all requests for assistance and needed campus services.

The Department of Safety is an integral part of campus life and collaborates with campus offices to assist our college community.  We train our personnel to respond to fire and medical calls, interpersonal violence situations, trauma informed investigation procedures, and other needed assistance calls. Our employees have previous work experience related to law enforcement, hospital security operations, prior higher education security experience, as well as backgrounds in other educational venues.  Our levels of education and work experience permit our personnel to address substantive challenges that arise on our college campus.

As a member of our community, you can expect from our department fair treatment, respectful interaction, timely and professional response or investigative follow-up, and positive and courteous service in all areas of our department.

Please join us as partners in providing a safe and healthy environment on the campus of Messiah College.  Safety and security is a collaborative community effort that aids in crime prevention, appropriate positive communications, trust and a common understanding of community expectations.

Warm regards,


Lynn A. Maynard, MBA ‘18
Director, Department of Safety