Public Safety officers patrol the campus around the clock, year round, in marked police vehicles, on foot, and on patrol bicycles.
Officers are primarily responsible for maintaining a safe and secure living and working environment, emergency response, facility security and property protection, traffic and enforcement of campus parking regulations, and enforcement of applicable federal, state, and local laws, and College policies and regulations.
Officers are assigned as liaisons to specific residence halls and work with Resident Assistants and other Campus Life staff to promote general well-being and safety in the residence halls. Officers work closely with our Campus Life partners in the assigned buildings to provide training and information to promote crime prevention awareness and to develop healthy relationships with the residents of the building.
The department also maintains a 24-hour communications and dispatch office for non-emergency information and general service requests, which can be reached by calling 717-245-1349.
Our communications office has radio and back-up emergency telephone communication links with the local emergency response agencies. The central fire and security alarm receiver is located in the communications office allowing constant monitoring of the system.
Security cameras located throughout campus, and the card access system, are also monitored by the DPS communications office.
The Department of Public Safety is located in the Kaufman Building at the corner of West Louther and Cherry Streets (400 W. North Street). The office is open and accessible for walk-in comments and assistance 24 hours per day.