University Police and Public Safety personnel, in conjunction with the Chancellor of Penn State Lehigh Valley, are responsible for safety and security of the campus community. Routine patrol and parking enforcement are handled by the Penn State Police and Public Safety.
University Police and Public Safety conducts several awareness programs throughout the year on topics such as Run Hide Fight, Alcohol Awareness, Domestic Violence, Office Safety & Security, Drug Awareness, Sexual Assault, Car Seat Safety Checks, and Scams/ Phishing
All sworn police officers are graduates of a certified police academy approved by the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission. The sworn police officers complete state-mandated training requirements established for all law enforcement officers.
Penn State University Police and Public Safety officers maintain a cooperative relationship with the surrounding police departments. This includes Upper Saucon Township Police. The Upper Saucon Township Police conduct random mobile patrols of the campus and assist in the security for special events occurring on campus. Serious criminal offenses are referred to the Upper Saucon Township Police.
Upper Saucon Township Police
5500 Camp Meeting Road
Center Valley, PA 18034
Students, employees, and guests are instructed to report criminal or other unusual incidents to Penn State Police and Public Safety.
Services Offered by Police & Public Safety
University Police and Public Safety will provide personal escorting services to members of the campus community between on-campus parking areas and buildings. To make a request, contact University Police and Public Safety at 610-285-5005.
Lost and Found
Items that are left in classrooms or turned in by students and visitors are maintained at the reception desk of the academic building. For assistance with the lost and found, visit reception.
AED Unit and Medical Bag
The Health Center has a fully stocked medical bag to be used in most medical emergencies. The campus also has Automated External Defibrillator Units (AED), for use by trained personnel on a person who is in cardiac arrest. Several members of the faculty, staff, and student body are certified to use the AED unit and are also certified in CPR.
If you have a dead battery, the "Jump and Carry Unit" (a portable 12 volt rechargeable battery starter) will allow you to jump start your vehicle. Contact University Police and Public Safety for its use.
This service is offered free to students and visitors. University Police and Public Safety will make every effort to resolve the situation, but they do not perform any other mechanical work.