Services Provided


We care about the safety and concerns of our students. Public Safety officers will provide walking escorts to all campus locations or to your parked vehicle. Contact Public Safety (314) 286-3300 or 3300 from any campus phone

Keys Locked in your Vehicle

If you lock your keys in your vehicle, Public Safety officers will assist you in getting your keys out of your vehicle.

Jump Starts

Public Safety officers will assist stranded motorist on the Ranken campus. Officers may not be able to assist those with newer vehicles due to modern technology and placement of batteries.  Contact Public Safety (314) 286-3300

Locked Out – Residence Halls

In the event you get locked out of your room, please contact the office of Residential Life for assistance or the RA on duty.

Identification Cards

All students, faculty, and staff are required to have a Ranken issued identification card, please stop by the Department of Public Safety located inside Myrtle and Earl Walker Residence Hall during the hours of 7:00am – 10:00pm Monday – Friday. If your ID is lost or stolen, please contact Public Safety right away at ext. 3300. If you need a replacement ID, please go to the Business Office first to pay your fee then bring the paid receipt to Public Safety, who will issue your replacement ID.

Emergency Blue Lights

Ranken Technical College has 5 emergency blue light phones on campus.  The phones are checked on a weekly basis for operational purposes.  When you push the emergency button the phones will automatically dial Public Safety and the strobe light will activate.

  1. Emergency Blue Light Phones located on the grounds:
    • Rodenheiser Automotive Center (front)
    • Finney West parking lot (towards Taylor Ave.)
    • East Cook Building
    • West parking lot near Langenberg Electrical Technology Center
    • East walkway near Myrtle and Earl Walker Residence Hall.
  2. Telephones throughout the buildings
  3. Closed-Circuit Televisions throughout the campus monitored and recorded.
  4. 24-hour Public Safety Dispatcher
  5. 24-hour Public Safety patrol

Dorm Security

Public Safety officers strive very hard to make sure the campus is safe, however, everyone plays a key role when it comes to crime prevention.  There are times when we have the ability to lessen our chances of becoming a victim.  Please follow the suggested guidelines:

  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
  • Always lock your dorm room door.
  • Never leave your door propped open; even just temporarily.
  • Never leave your valuables unattended.
  • Engrave your valuables and record serial numbers (See Public Safety)
  • Keep your room key with you at all times; do not give your key to anyone else.
  • Report all suspicious activity to Public Safety
  • Park your vehicle within the secured parking lot
  • If your ID is lost or stolen report it immediately to Public Safety.

Operation ID

We’re here to help keep you safe and keep your property where it belongs…with you!  We will engrave your property (laptops, cell-phones etc.) with an invisible ink engraver with a unique identifying number assigned to you. In the event your property is lost/stolen or the ownership is in question, Public Safety can quickly identify the owner and return the property.  Please contact Public Safety to make an appointment.  Not all items can be engraved and proof of ownership may be required on some items.

Emergency Safety Procedures

Throughout campus in several locations, our Emergency Procedures Guide has been placed in the bins located behind office doors or on the walls.   You will also find, in the same location, our quick reference “Emergency” placard and building exit plan map on the reverse side.

Please see our Emergency Procedures Guide PDF