Call or Email

  • Phone: (616) 632-2462
  • On Campus Emergency: x.3333*
  • E-mail:

*In addition to emergencies, any of the campus emergency phones may be used to request a Campus Safety provided service, including escorts and admits.

In Person

You are also welcome to visit us in person! Our office is located on the west end of the Wege Parking Lot. The office is operated by a dispatcher 24 hours a day, every day of the week, including break periods. 

By Mail

Department of Campus Safety
Aquinas College 
1700 Fulton St. E
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Name Title Department Phone
Jayden Blizzard Staff Campus Safety
Zachary Boensch Campus Safety
Zenon Cardenas Emergency Management Campus Safety
Joseph Finster Officer Campus Safety
Derrick Gibson Officer Campus Safety
Sgt. Claire Gill Dispatcher Campus Safety
Matthew Grady Officer Campus Safety
Oliver Hoppe Dispatcher Campus Safety
Kevin Kwiatkowski Director Campus Safety 616-632-2467
Alexander Lentine Officer Campus Safety
Sgt. Derrald Losey Officer Campus Safety
Barry Perry Staff Campus Safety
Susan Perry Staff Campus Safety
Matthew Shearer Staff Campus Safety
Jessica Stevenson Office Manager Campus Safety 616-632-2468
Matthew VanBennekom Staff Campus Safety
Marc Wadaga Officer Campus Safety
Ryan Wendt Locksmith / AQ Bikes Manager Campus Safety 616-632-2449
Damion White Officer Campus Safety


About the Department of Campus Safety

The Department of Campus Safety is staffed by a Director, two full-time officers, three full-time dispatchers, eight part-time employees, and six student workers.
Our officers are trained in many aspects of crime prevention and community service. All employees are certified in Standard First Aid and CPR. Our officers do not have arrest authority unless they are witnesses to a felony, therefore, we cooperate and work closely with the Grand Rapids Police Department, East Grand Rapids Public Safety Department, and the Kent County Sheriff's Department to coordinate any necessary police response or arrests made on campus. All of our officers are radio equipped for efficient response to community needs.


Student Officer Application

The Department of Campus Safety is always pleased to accept applications from qualified students.

Our student employees have excelled in and out of the classroom and beyond Aquinas. Our former student officers and dispatchers are now teachers and lawyers, and many possess advanced degrees. Among our alumni, we boast a U.S. Marshall and an I.R.S. Special Agent.

For specific questions about the application process, please contact Ryan Wendt at >Download the application (pdf)