The Department of Campus Security exists to maintain a safe and secure campus environment and to protect the institution’s assets in order to facilitate Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s mission. To meet this mission, we employ Security Officers to monitor our campus 24 hours a day and 365 days of the year, including nights, weekends and holidays. Campus Security also works closely with the Wake Forest Police Department, the Wake Forest Fire Department and Wake County EMS to ensure fast responses to any needs or emergencies that might arise on Southeastern’s campus.

The Director of Campus Security is Dr. Michael Lawson. Dr. Lawson came to Southeastern from a background in law enforcement. He was a Deputy Sheriff in South Carolina before being hired as a Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service. He also served in the US Army Reserves as a Chemical Officer. Currently, in addition to being the Director of Campus Security, Dr. Lawson serves as a Chaplain for the Wake Forest Police Department and an Auxiliary Police Officer. For over a decade now, Dr. Lawson has also served on the Wake Forest Tactical Service Unit as a Master SWAT Operator and most recently, as a sniper on the team.

Campus Security is located on the second floor of Broyhill Hall and can be reached anytime by calling (919) 291-1903.

You may also reach Campus Security by e-mailing [email protected] or visiting their offices in Broyhill Hall.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and The College at Southeastern abide by the Student Right-to-Know, the Campus Security Act of 1990 and the Higher Education Act Reauthorization of 2008. Southeastern makes information concerning campus crime statistics available to the campus community. This information is also available to prospective Southeastern employees and students upon request.


2023 Security and Fire Safety Report

2022 Security and Fire Safety Report

2021 Security and Fire Safety Report

2020 Security and Fire Safety Report

2019 Security and Fire Safety Report

2018 Security and Fire Safety Report

2017 Security and Fire Safety Report

2016 Security and Fire Safety Report

2015 Security and Fire Safety Report

Safety Trainings

At Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, we want our students to enjoy our welcoming campus while keeping safety and security standards in mind. Our staff is committed to ensuring that Southeastern remains a place where students can feel comfortable and secure as they discover their part in God’s mission. That’s why we routinely provide safety trainings to help maintain a comfortable community for all of our students.

Active Shooter Training

Sexual Harassment Awareness and Prevention