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The Department responded to a total of 12,733 calls for service from July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2019. Among them were:
|Type of Call||# of Calls|
|Room Lockouts (Residence)||4627|
|Access Building Classroom||1483|
|Vehicle Jump Starts||385|
|Live Scan Finger Printing||1430|
|Ill or Injured Persons||1083|
|Crime Prevention Activities||609|
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. From July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2019, officers completed 4,252 incident reports.
From July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2019, the Department received 1174 items of found property. Many of these items were able to be returned to their 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. This year the auction proceeds of $3,315.00, were donated to the Villanova University “Rainy Day Fund”. This fund is administered through the Office for Multicultural Affairs. In addition, all books were donated to the Center for Access Success and Achievement to assist in their inclusive educational initiatives.
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 from July 1, 2018 through July 1, 2019 included:
In addition to in-service training, officers received specialized training at off site locations throughout the school year:
On Line Training:
July 1, 2018- July 1, 2019 Summary Report:
The Department of Public Safety held National Campus Safety Awareness Day in September as well as the National Clothes-Line Project for Violence in April.
Mobile Treat Unit (MTU) made more than 35 appearances throughout the year working with student groups, activity and athletic groups, most major events as well as faculty/staff events. MTU also assisted several outside communities.
Public Safety Officers and Police Officers participated in the following community involvement and Crime Prevention Programs:
R.A.D. Self Defense Classes were instructed and completed with various groups including sororities, Resident Assistants/Resident Students, and private student requests.
Crime Prevention Checks conducted with the Inn at Villanova, University Shop, Library and Convenience Store locations.
The Investigative Unit conducts follow up investigations into reports of crimes and violations of University policy. From July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2019, the Unit investigated ___ Incidents, bringing ___ of cases to a successful resolution.
The Department completed revisions and updates of the University’s Emergency Management Plan in September, 2018. Throughout the year, several presentations and discussions were conducted with several departments on campus to prepare community members to respond to critical incidents.
From July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2019, The Department investigated 4 complaints against officers. Complaints filed with the Department are fully investigated through the internal affairs process. All three complaints alleged rude and/or unprofessional behavior by an officer. Of the four complaints, one was substantiated and three were unsubstantiated.
For the 2018/2019 school year, the Parking Department renewed 2,800 Faculty and Staff permits, and issued 4,600 student permits with approximately 150 permit requests denied. The changing landscape of Villanova brought over 300 contractors parking throughout campus. Parking Officers wrote 7,600 tickets and booted 135 vehicles. 2 vehicles were towed from campus during the past year. The On and Off Campus Shuttle services approximately 1,000 students per day. Villanova fleet for faculty, staff, and students made 5200 reservations, traveling 335,000 miles. In October, the Nova Van On Demand Shuttle App was launched for day time mobility and late night transports. Over 9,500 transports were completed. Linda Lindley received the Villanova’s Work Process Improvement Award for successfully implementing this new program.
The Department experienced 21 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
|# of external hires|
|Lieutenant - Police||1||0||1|
|Lieutenant - Patrol||1||0||0
(converted to Police)
|Sergeant - Police||2||1||1|
|Sergeant - Patrol||1||1||0|
|Patrol Officer 2||8||1||7|
|Patrol Officer 1||3||0||3|
The Public Safety Department provided over 5,404 hours of extra special event coverage from July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2019. This extra security coverage aids special events held on campus throughout the year. These hours include events such as homecoming, commencement, move-in, campus sporting events, dances, and other activities throughout the year.