Safety and Security

The mission of Department of Campus Safety and Security is to provide a safe, secure and productive college learning environment for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Our department remains committed to working closely with students, staff and our community to maintain the highest quality of life on our campus venues.

The Department of Campus Safety and Security is committed to providing the highest level of leadership, professionalism, and decorum through specialized training, education, working partnerships with law enforcement and community based resources.

For more information, contact:
Director of Campus Safety Brian Keith
(386) 312-4064 - Office
Email: Brian Keith

Palatka Campus
Campus Commander: Brian Hawkins
Officer on Duty: (386) 937-2052
Office: (386) 312-4095

Orange Park Campus
Assistant Director/Campus Commander: Mike Knowles
Officer on Duty: (904) 626-5885
Administration: (904) 276-6760

St. Augustine Campus
Campus Commander: Tom Tipton
Officer on Duty: (904) 626-5956
Office: (904) 808-7495
Administration: (904) 808-7400

Thrasher-Horne Center
Officer on Duty: (904) 626-5885

Numbered decals will be issued for identification and regulatory purposes. These rules and regulations have been established for the benefit and safety of each student and employee. It is the responsibility of the operator to see that the vehicle is not in violation of any of the regulations. Any vehicle operated or parked on the campus is at the owner's risk. All motorized vehicles parked on any SJR State campus must bear a decal. Decals are free and may be requested from the online Parking Decal System.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act
This Federal Act requires that SJR State distribute the following information to all current and potential students and employees. SJR State is dedicated to the provision of a safe learning and working environment for all students and employees.

Jeanne Clery Annual
Security Report (PDF)

It is the intent of St. Johns River State College to comply with the Florida Sexual Predator and Sexual Offender Registration & Notification Law and the Federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act.

Toward that goal, St. Johns River State College has established an avenue for students, faculty or the general public to determine if any registered sexual offender or sexual predator is currently enrolled at any SJR State campus. All inquiries should be directed to SJR State Public Safety by calling 386-312-4095. E-mail inquiries may be sent to Brian Keith, Director of Public Safety.

Information concerning all registered sexual offenders and sexual predators in the State of Florida can be accessed through or telephone number 1-888-FLPredator (357-7332).

In compliance with Senate Bill 524, entitled Protecting Our Children and Adults from Sexual Predators Act, SJR State provides access to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement sexual offender and predator registry.
A list of sexual offenders and predators registered as enrolled, employed, or volunteering at the St. Johns River State College may be accessed through the Florida Sexual Offender Registry online (offered by the FDLE). Once on this page select "Saint Johns River State College" from the drop down menu, the campus and click "search."

Information may also be obtained by calling the toll-free telephone number at 1-888-357-7332.


Orange Park | Palatka | St. Augustine

No Pets Policy
With the exception of service animals (dog or miniature horse), pet animals are not allowed on campus sidewalks, in campus buildings, in classrooms, on the grounds, or at collegiate sporting events and practices.