In the case of an emergency call:               Campus Safety - 7999
  Outside - 8-911 from college telephone
  Outside - 911 from cell telephone

There is no risk-free environment.  The personal safety of the Hanover College community is a shared responsibility that can only be achieved with the cooperation of all its members. At Hanover College the safety and security of students, faculty, staff, other community members and guests is always a top priority.  Each of us must assume responsibility for ourselves and lookout for the safety of other community members.   A fully trained Campus Safety officer is on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Campus Safety officers patrol the campus and are charged with reporting and enforcing federal, state and local laws, as well as, College policies and regulations. (i.e. the Motor Vehicle Policy).  Foot, bicycle, golf cart, or automobiles are utilized, and the patrolling officers carry an emergency radio/telephone, making them available to students, faculty, staff and visitors by call 7999 (inside the Hanover College telephone system) or (812) 866-7999 (outside system).  Officers also carry a cell phone for non-emergencies the security cell phone number is (812) 801-1533.

Questions or suggestions about College safety programs and procedures may be directed to the Campus Safety Department at 7175 or by email to



Hanover Campus Safety Vision and Mission Statement

(.docx, 13K)
Procedure to report a crime on campus
(.pdf, 64K)
Campus Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures
(.docx, 14K)
Overview of Campus Alcohol, Drug and Weapons Policies.
(.docx, 14K)
A quick guide to protecting yourself.
(.pdf, 63K)

This file contains a list of shelter in place and evacuation point locations from various Campus buildings.

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This document is a brief outline of responses for several types of emergencies.
(.pdf, 165K)
This policy outlines the procedure for reporting a missing student on campus.  If you suspect that someone is missing, contact Campus Safety at 7999.
(.pdf, 81K)

This file contains the 2023-24 Hanover College Parking rules and regulations.  Read this before you bring your car to campus.

(.pdf, 232K)

This is the 2023 Annual Fire and Security Report. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes that occurred on-campus, in certain off campus building or property owned or controlled by Hanover College; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.  The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters.  You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting Hanover Campus Safety or by accessing the Campus Safety website on My Hanover

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Local Police/Fire/Ambulance Emergencies

Hanover Campus Safety(emergency line)
7999 (add 866 if outside call)

 Hanover Campus Safety ~ Office line (non-emergency)
7175 (add 866 if outside call)

 Hanover Campus Safety cell phone (non-emergency)
Hanover Police Department (office number)


Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Madison Police Department

King's Daughters' Hospital

      Campus Safety Staff Directory

Name Title Phone Email
Jim Hickerson Director (812) 866-6741 hickerson
Debbie Kroger Part Time Officer (812) 866-7175 kroger
Megan Hizey
Officer (812) 866-7175
Michael Abrams
Part Time Officer (812) 866-7175

Jason Dean
Officer (812) 866-7175
Brianna Ruebusch Officer (812) 866-7175
 Jesse Evans
(812) 866-7175 
David Galbreath
(812) 866-7175


Campus Emergency Phone Locations

1. Security Building - North Porch (Red box)

2. Sorority Row Parking Lot (Blue Light Phone)

3. East of Hendricks Hall - South side of Road (White stand)

4. Parker Auditorium - East Side by Parking Lot (Blue Light Phone)

5. Young House - (Blue Light Phone)
6. Blythe Hall - East entry (Red box)

7. Duggan Library - Outside Northwest corner (Blue Light Phone)

8. Crowe Hall across from Brown Campus Center (Blue Light Phone)

9. Softball Field Parking Area and Freshman Overflow Lot (Blue Light Phone)

10. Coulter House sidewalk (Blue Light Phone)
11. Wiley Parking Lot (Blue Light Phone)
12. Physical Plant Employee Parking Lot (Blue Light Phone)

The cooperation, involvement and personal support of students and employees is crucial to campus safety. At Hanover College, we sincerely believe that you are the key to security. Students and employees must assume responsibility for their own personal safety and security of their belongings by taking simple, common sense precautions:

  • Do not prop open exterior doors to buildings, including residence halls.
  • Lock room doors, even when leaving for short periods of time.
  • Ask visitors to identify themselves before admitting them to the residence hall.
  • Carry room keys at all times and never loan them out to others.
  • Walk in pairs, especially when you’re going out at night.
  • Park your vehicle and keep it locked at all times; valuables should be concealed.
  • Secure your personal information (Social Security number, date of birth, ID numbers, PIN’s, passwords, etc.).
  • Report suspicious activity, circumstances, or unusual incidents to the Campus Safety Department (7999).
  • Record all serial numbers on personal electronic items.