Campus Safety

Campus police provides law enforcement and security services on university-owned property.

The department's sworn police officers have received police training and regularly attend in-service training. Uniformed officers patrol the campus on foot and by vehicle 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

In addition to law enforcement duties, the University’s Public Safety Department is responsible for ensuring that proper safety procedures are followed in all areas of campus. Departmental safety responsibilities include Fire Safety, Emergency Planning and Preparedness, Hazardous Material Management, and Occupational Safety.

Daily Crime Log

The daily crime log will be printed each business day and available for public inspection seven days a week, 24 hours a day on the Bulletin Board in the Lobby of Public Safety, Thorn 1.

Report a Crime

If you have information about a crime or feel the need for immediate police assistance please dial 911 immediately.  If you wish to report information, please complete the Anonymous Tip form.  You may also send an email to for confidential reporting or assistance. You can also submit a B.A.R.T. referral form


Campus Police is located at Thorn 1 Building on Thorn Street. The building can be found below the tennis courts and next to Becker Hall.

  • Phone: +1 814 393 2111 or ext. 2111 on campus
  • 24 hours / 7 days per week / 365 days per year.
  • In the event of an emergency call 911 or 9-911 from campus phones.

Chief of Police, Jason Hendershot, can be contacted via email at or by calling #1 814 393 2111.


If you see an area of concern for Safety, Lighting or Disability Accessibility Issues/Concerns, please fill out this form and your question/concern will be addressed by the appropriate party.

Last Updated 5/13/16