Message from Director Thronson

Welcome to the Saint Martin's University Office of Public Safety website.

Public safety exists to ensure the health and welfare of the campus community. We are committed to the following:

  1. Providing and maintaining a safe and secure campus in which to live, study, work and pray.
  2. Fostering an environment where diverse social, spiritual, cultural and academic values can thrive.
  3. Creating an atmosphere conducive to working, living, and learning in a Catholic, Benedictine education setting.


Campus patrols, educational programs and proactive partnerships with the school and abbey help accomplish this.  Our team believes safe communities are achieved through partnerships and the timely reporting of crimes.  Following these safety principals directly contributes to the development of a healthy and safe campus.

Our website offers important information to assist in keeping our campus community safe.  It has been developed as a convenient and comprehensive resource.  It allows students, faculty, staff, and monastic members access to personal safety and emergency support information.  Specifically, it focuses on crime prevention and statistics, emergency preparedness and anonymous crime reporting forms.

The Office of Public Safety is operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  It is comprised of full-time professional staff and part-time student officers.  We work in partnership with other University offices and the Lacey Police and Fire Departments. 

On behalf of the SMU Office of Public Safety, I hope your time at Saint Martin's University is enjoyable, productive and safe.  If you have any questions related to Public safety, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Best regards,
Howard P. Thronson
Director of public safety
Saint Martin's University

Phone:  360-486-8876