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    Public Safety

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Every employee in the Department of Public Safety is committed to the safety of our students and our campus. We have an outstanding, well-trained staff that includes officers with many years of law enforcement or security experience. We have excellent working relationships with local police, fire, and EMS services. We constantly look for ways to improve how we utilize equipment, technology, and our people to keep Harding a safe community.

While Harding University has the resources one would expect in our security-conscious world, one of the greatest advantages Harding University has when compared to other universities regarding safety is the Christian environment that permeates every aspect of Harding, including the Public Safety Department. Harding's commitment to Christian values greatly reduces the number of security-related problems that are so common on other college campuses.

We always welcome the opportunity to meet students, prospective students and their families. Our office is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Please feel free to call at 501-279-5000 or stop by our office.

Craig S. Russell
Director of Public Safety


Annual Security & Fire Report
Harding University is committed to providing a safe, congenial and secure environment for our students, faculty, staff and guests. With the support of all members of our campus community, there is a continuing effort to keep the campus safe and secure.

Title IX
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights enforces Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX). Title IX states, among other things, "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

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Department of Public Safety



Tip-line: 501-305-8237 or Tip-Form

Location: Kendall Hall

Area Numbers

Emergency: Dial 911

White County Medical Center: 501-268-6121

Searcy Police: 501-268-3531

White County Sheriff: 501-268-3543

Ark. State Police (Local): 501-279-6238