Staff and Hours of Operation
The Pennsylvania State University Police is a professional, full-service law enforcement organization whose core function is hiring quality employees to provide public safety services and protection of individual rights. The University Police strive to treat each member of our diverse community with fairness and compassion thereby contributing to the quality and excellence of The Pennsylvania State University and its mission. Also employed are part-time Public Safety Officers who are non-sworn.
In Case of an Emergency:
In case of emergency, dial 911 first and then call Campus Police at (570-963-2555) and state your emergency.
There are three emergency blue phones on campus for emergency use only and are directly linked with the Campus Police. They are located in Lot #2 by the walkway to the Dawson Building; behind the Library on the patio; and parking Lot #4 at the beginning of the walkway. If for any reason you need to contact Campus Police from these locations, all you need to do is to press the red button on these phones and talk into the speaker.
During the day, evening and night time hours, police and public safety personnel patrol the entire campus including all buildings parking lots and grounds.
Police & Public Safety provide escort service by request. Call 570-963-2555 or 570-687-5212 to request this service.
There is no charge to park on campus. Parking Hang Tags are required for Faculty/Staff and students (not required for students in the summer semester). Parking citations are issued to all violators in all parking areas who are in violation of parking regulations. All parking violation fines/monies collected are deposited with the Student Government Association to support student related activities.