2014 Department Activity Report

Calls for Service

The Department responded to a total of 6,592 calls for service in 2014.

Type of Call # of Calls
Transports 1111
Room Lockouts (Residence) 984
Access Building Classroom 562
Vehicle Jump Starts 331
Vehicle Lockouts 98
Safety Escorts 31
Live Scan Finger Printing 361
Ill or Injured Persons 761
Crime Prevention Activities 114

Incident Reports

An incident report is completed for any situation where a crime may have been committed, any response to an alarm on campus, calls for medical situations, reports of accidents, and where officers investigate suspicious circumstances. In 2014, officers completed 2,650 incident reports.

Lost and Found

In 2014, the Department received 1,135 items of found property and was able to return approximately 63% to the rightful owner. Unclaimed property is sold at the annual Public Safety Found Property Auction, which is held in conjunction with National Campus Crime Awareness Month each September. Proceeds from the auction are donated to the Villanova University “Rainy Day Fund”, administered through the Office for Multicultural Affairs. 


Officers attended several half-day sessions of in-service training, held in January and August as well as various other sessions throughout the year.  In addition, officers completed on-line training and various roll call training sessions.  Training topics in 2014 included:

Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
Autism Awareness for Law Enforcement
Violence Against Women/ Domestic Violence
Celebrating Diversity in the Workplace
Pressure Points Control Tactics
Use of Force Policy Review
Conflict Resolution Training
Association of Public Safety Communications/APCO- Public Safety Dispatch
Workplace Harassment Training
Hazardous Materials
Blood Borne Pathogens
Mental Health First Aid
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Personal Injury/ Accidents
Narcotics Confiscation Policy Review
Room Entry/ Search Policy Review
Alcohol Policy/ Procedure Review
Incident Command System
Performance Evaluations
Alarm Response Policy Review
Campus Security Authority Policy Review
Biased Based Profiling Policy Review

In addition to in-service training, officers received specialized training at off site locations throughout the year.
College and University Police Investigators Conference
International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Trafficking
Advanced Clery Act Training
POSIT Supervisory Training
Campus Crime Prevention Practitioner Course
Emergency Medical Technician Certification
APCO- Communication for Disaster Operations
National Association of Clery Act Compliance
Suicide Prevention Conference
Delaware County Safe Schools Summit
IPMBA- Bike Maintenance Officer Course

Crime Prevention

The Department conducted crime prevention activities throughout the year, to include the following specific programs:

National Campus Safety Awareness Day
Community Outreach with Athletics and Convenience Stores.
Community Outreach with New Student Orientation, Residence Life, International Students, Law School, Activities Fair, Greek Life, Campus Activities Team, Multicultural Affairs and Office of Health Promotions Power/Move.
RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) Self Defense Courses
Sexual Assault/ Domestic Violence Programming
New Employee Orientation
New Student Orientation
New Law School Student Orientation
Resident Assistant Training
Campus Community Alerts
Directed Patrol Activities
Nova Alert Testing
Residence Hall Presentations
Campus Security Authority Training Program
Crime Prevention Tables at campus events


The Investigative Unit conducts follow up investigations into reports of crimes and violations of University policy. In 2014, the Unit investigated 214 Incidents, bringing 100 of cases to a successful resolution.

Emergency Management

The Department completed revisions and updates of the University’s Emergency Management Plan in 2014.  In November, we conducted a table-top exercise pertaining to campus-wide power outages during severe weather conditions.

Internal Affairs

In 2014, the Department investigated 6 complaints against officers. Complaints filed with the Department are fully investigated through the internal affairs process. Five complaints alleged rudeness/unprofessionalism. One complaint alleged bias based activity. Of the six complaints filed, 4 were substantiated and two were undetermined. For those complaints that were substantiated, disciplinary action ranged from verbal counseling to termination of employment.


The Department oversaw the issuance of 8,553 parking permits in 2014. Officers wrote 9,597 tickets and booted 64 vehicles. No vehicles were towed from campus during the past year.


The Department experienced 8 separations at various ranks due to retirements, resignations, and terminations throughout the year. Some vacancies were created when officers were promoted into a higher rank.

Unit or Rank # of Vacancies # filled through promotion # of external hires
Director of Parking 1 0 1
Investigator 1 1 0
Lieutenant 1 1 0
Sergeant 2 2 0
0 0 0
Patrol Officer 2 8 1 4
Patrol Officer 1 1 1 0
Housing Officer 4 1 1
Parking Officer 1 0 1

Special Events

The Department provided extra security coverage at special events held on campus throughout the year. A total of 7,052 hours of extra coverage was provided in 2014, at 308 special events, such as homecoming, commencement, move-in, campus sporting events, dances, and other activities.

Contact Information

On-Campus: 94444
Off-Campus: 610-519-4444

610-519-6979 (option #1)

We are located at Farrell Hall
on Lancaster Ave.

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