The University encourages all members of the University community to report criminal activity, fires, and other emergencies immediately to the Department of Public Safety. Public Safety officers are on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to reports of crime on campus. Responding Public Safety officers have the responsibility and authority to initiate emergency protocols, summon additional resources, and call external emergency response agencies to the campus if needed. There are several ways to contact Public Safety to report crimes, fires, or other emergencies:
- By phone, by calling (610) 519-4444;
- In person, by visiting the Public Safety Department in Farrell Hall;
- By activating a campus emergency phone;
- Through the Department of Public Safety website. Crimes reported through the website may be done so anonymously.
The University encourages the reporting of crime to the appropriate law enforcement agency, but respects the rights of victims to choose whether the police are notified. The Public Safety Department is not a sworn police agency, but works closely with the Radnor Township Police Department, the primary police agency serving the University. Public Safety officials will assist with reporting crimes to local police if requested by the victim.