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Wells College Office of Campus Safety

The Mission of the Wells College Office of Campus Safety is to support the overall educational mission of Wells College by providing a safe, friendly and welcoming environment for students, visitors, faculty and staff to live, learn, work, and play.

Located in the Bellinzoni Building, adjacent to Main Building, The Office of Campus Safety is staffed by a team of professionals whose primary function is to work with the Wells community to provide for the security and safety at both on-campus and  off-campus locations. Campus Safety strives to achieve a balance between enforcement, education, and community expectations in our daily interactions with students, staff, and visitors to Wells College. 
Our Campus Safety Officers are N.Y.S. Licensed Security Guards and have additional training in emergency procedures, First Aid, CPR, AED, and a wide variety of law enforcement and crisis intervention skills. Campus Safety Officers conduct foot and vehicular patrols of campus properties and residence halls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


The Office of Campus Safety works to develop a strong rapport with the community through partnerships with students, staff, faculty, and various campus organizations to balance enforcement with community service. The Department also provides community-oriented policing initiatives with the goal of enhancing communication and interaction within the Wells Community.
The main telephone number for the Office of Campus Safety is


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Anthony Pluretti

Director of Campus Safety


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David Hewitt



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Robin Worsell

Officer (Overnight)


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Robert Giannotta

Officer (Day)


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William Lawrence

Officer (Overnight)


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David Clark

Officer (Evening)


Part Time Officers

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Tim Collier

Officer (Weekend Day)


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Robert Button

Officer (Weekend Evening)

Vision Statement & Core Values


Vision Statement

To provide professional, friendly and personalized service to the Wells community in a manner that surpasses expectations.


Core Values

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We strongly encourage all members of our community to subscribe to the Wells Express Alert System so you can receive text messages, e-mails and voicemails in case there is an emergency on campus.  To subscribe and read more about the Wells Express Alert System, click hereNote, you must login to The Globe first to subscribe.

The attached document deals wth problems users have experienced with Internet Explorer and the Express Alert System. Click here to view the document.

Any student can submit their Emergency Contact Information online. 
New Students: Click here to submit your Emergency Contact Information for the first time.
Returning Students:  Have your parents/family moved?  Do you have a new cell phone number?  Let us know!  Click here to update your Emergency Contact Information.

HEOA Missing Person Information

Pursuant ot the Higher Education opportunity Act (HEOA), at the beginning of each academic year, students age 18 and over or emancipated minors who will be living in on-campus housing will be given the opportunity to designate an individual or individuals to be contacted by the College no more than 24 hours after the time that the student is determined to be missing in accordance with procedures set forth in this Order. A designation will remain in effect until changed or revoked by the student.
The form used to designate emergency contacts, which may be completed on-line and e-mailed directly to Campus Safety, is found below. You may also print this form out and turn in in at Check-In in August.
Critical Incident Reponse
If a member of the Wells community becomes directly involved in or is aware of a crisis situation or critical incident, they should do the following:
  • Serious accidents,medical emergencies, fire or imminent threat: Call 911 immediately and specify that you are calling from Wells College. Then, notify Security at x3229. An officer will respond to the scene.
  • Non-emergency situation: Contact the Security Department at x3229 and report the incident.
Every critical incident or emergency scenario cannot be predicted. However, many critical incidents require similar responses from the College. The primary objectives of the Critical Incident Response Plan are to protect life, preserve property, and restore normal campus operations as soon as possible.
On the handouts section of this page, you will find the College's Critical Incident Response Plan. Please review it and contact the Dean of Students or the Director of Security if you have questions or suggestions.
Critical Response Plan.updated 9-2016.docx (.docx, 97K)
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Bias Related Incident Information

In keeping with the Wells College Mission Statement, Honor Code and Community Standards Statement, we strive to provide an educational, working and living environment free from discrimination, harassment, intolerance and hate.

A bias incident is characterized as a behavior or act - verbal, written or physical - which is personally directed against or targets an individual or group based on perceived or actual characteristics such as race, color, religious belief, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status or age.  Behavior reflecting bias may constitute a violation of Wells College policy, as outlined in the Community Handbook and Student Conduct Code.

The Community Handbook contains polices that govern how we work and live together at Wells College.  Specifically, the following policies expressly prohibit intolerance and bias:
  • Computer, Internet and Electronic Communications Policy
  • Harassment Policy
  • Student Conduct Code

Reporting a Bias Incident or Hate Crime

Students, faculty and staff  may report a Bias Incident or Hate Crime directly to the Department of Campus Safety, Office of Residence Life & Learning Communities, the Dean of Students Office, or the Office of Human Resources.  You can anonymously report a bias-related incident or hate crime by filling out an Incident Report (located on this page).  You can submit the report electronically by e-mailing it to or sending it through campus mail to the Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) mailbox located in the Mail Room (Main Building).  Hard copies of these forms are also available outside of the Office of Human Resources (Macmillan Hall), and the Collegiate Cabinet Office (Main Building).

Response Protocol

1. All reports of an alleged bias incident or hate crime should be documented in writing.  When documenting the incident:
  • Provide a detailed account of the incident, including date, time and location
  • Relate to the best of your ability the specific content of the words, gestures, or other behavior
  • Identify the alleged perpetrator, if known to you and/or provide a detailed description
  • List all witnesses and contact information
  • Attach written information (i.e. e-mails, letters or notes); contact the Department of Security to take photographs of visual evidence or information
  • Include other pertinent information that will assist the college in response
2. All reports of an alleged bias incident or hate crime will be forwarded to the Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) who will follow up with all individuals involved and the campus community.  For additional information, please consult your Community Handbook or e-mail BIRT at

BIRT Members


  • Collegiate Cabinet President
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion: Brad Frazier
  • Professor of History: Cynthia (CJ) Koepp
  • Dean of Students: Jennifer Michael
  • Director of Campus Safety: Dennis Fairchild
  • Coordinator for Student Achievement: Megan Reidl
  • Manager of Human Resources: Kit Van Orman

    To contact the Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT), please e-mail
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    Incident Report Form (.doc, 37K)
    You can use this Incident Report Form to report any bias-related incident or hate crime.  Please e-mail this form to or send it via campus mail to the Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) mailbox located in the Mail Room in Main Building.
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