The goal of the CEI Security Department is to create a safe and secure learning environment for staff, faculty and students. This is done by officer patrols around campus and inside buildings, interaction with individuals on campus and officers being available when needed. The CEI Security Department offers vehicle jumpstarts, escorts to and from class and assistance with building access. Officers are trained to assist with vehicle collisions and are able to make a report for each party involved to exchange information for their insurance.
Any type of concerning incident on campus should be reported to Security. If first responders are needed on campus (other than imminent danger), security should be notified so they can make the call to 9-1-1. This allows for the individuals at the incident to focus on staying safe and security will get help to the campus. Security is trained to handle various emergency situations and is also trained in the proper reporting needed to ensure the right information is given to the college and first responders.
Chief of Security
My name is Bob Odenthal and I am the Chief of Security. It is my goal to create a safe environment for all that are on the CEI campus. I have spent my time here creating a department that will drive the mission of the college and support the staff, faculty and students in their goals.
In my ten plus years with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department I prided myself on active shooter training and emergency management. I have completed twenty plus department active shooter trainings and have assisted with lock downs and securing of a large campus due to different emergencies. I am FEMA certified in emergency management and was on the emergency response team for the college I was previously assigned to. I assisted with large event security such as graduations with crowds of five thousand people or more, sporting events of two thousand people or more and special events around the community that has ten thousand people or more in attendance.
My experience with safety and security is my motivation to making a security department that is vigilant of all types of dangers around campus. With that said, it is important that we all work together to make sure our campus is safe. Please call our office if there is anything out of order and we can get maintenance and/ or custodial to take care of the problem. If there is any individual on campus that may be showing signs of aggression, depression, anger or suicidal please call our office and we will get help for the individual. Everyone on campus can help make CEI a safer place by staying vigilant and speaking up when something seems out of place. Remember even the smallest detail is important and could mean the difference between a safe campus and an emergency.
I hope that as a department we can make each person feel safe and welcome as they come to campus. We are here to help in any way we can so, feel free to stop by our office in building 1 or call the office when you need something. Let’s all work together on making our campus a place people enjoy coming to and feel safe while they are here.
College of Eastern Idaho (CEI) is committed to the safety and security of all members of the campus community. In times of emergency, CEI will provide appropriate campus-wide response to assure life safety and to minimize losses through a variety of means including the emergency alert system (RAVE Mobile Safety), CEI website, and local media. The items on this page are the set plan of response to each specific emergency situation
As part of College of Eastern Idaho's (CEI's) commitment to safety and security on campus, and in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the College provides access to its safety and security annual reports for students, staff, and community stakeholders.
Bldg 1 Rm 113
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