Public Safety

Public Safety

Hawkeye Community College provides public safety coverage seven-days-a-week, 24-hours-a-day. 

Public safety officers are trained in basic first aid, emergency procedures, patrolling and CPR. 

Services performed include:

  • locking and unlocking buildings
  • random and preventive patrols of campus
  • escorts
  • enforcement of college regulations
  • enforcing college parking regulations
  • medical emergency response
  • emergency message delivery

Public safety officers are not authorized to arrest individuals. Hawkeye public safety officers are not authorized to enforce local/state laws or to arrest individuals. Hawkeye public safety officers enforce College policies and have jurisdiction to do so on College owned or controlled property. 

The Public Safety office maintains good working relationships with local law enforcement authorities, but there is no written memorandum of understanding regarding any topic, including the investigation of criminal incidents, in place between Public Safety and the outside law enforcement agencies that serve the various jurisdictions where Hawkeye Community College sites are located.

Public Safety

Hawkeye Center 216
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Public Safety Officer


Metro Center Officer


Public Safety Manager

Nermin Ferkic
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Director, Public Safety and Emergency Management

John Beckman
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Executive Director of Human Resource Services

John Clopton
Hawkeye Center 101
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