A relationship of trust and confidence between employees of Public Safety and the community is essential to effective policing. Public Safety officers must be free to initiate enforcement actions in a reasonable manner without fear of reprisal, while respecting the rights of all persons in doing so.
Dickinson College Public Safety has a citizen complaint procedure in place. This procedure serves to outline the disciplinary process and initiate corrective action, when officers conduct themselves improperly. It also serves to protect officers from unwarranted criticism when they perform their duties properly.
Dickinson College Public Safety invites members of the community and guests to provide feedback about the performance of the agency as well as the conduct of individual officers and employees. Comments or complaints may be submitted through the use of this online form, or by speaking with a Public Safety supervisor in person or by telephone. If you wish to file a complaint online, please complete and submit the form below.
Comments and complaints will be received courteously and will be thoroughly investigated, and the Office of V.P. of Student Life will be notified of all complaints received. Anonymous complaints will also be accepted and reviewed; however, the lack of a complainant may affect the department’s ability to effectively resolve the complaint.
You should be aware that public safety officers have the same rights as do all citizens to pursue recourse for false allegations. Officers may take civil action, and it is a violation of Pennsylvania Criminal Law for anyone to knowingly file a false report to a law enforcement agency to implicate another or to report an offense or incident knowing it did not occur.
Please feel free to contact the office of the Chief of Public Safety during normal business hours if you have any questions regarding this procedure at (717) 245-1349.
Chief of Public Safety