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2018-2019 Department Activity Report

Calls for Service

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
Transports 2055
Room Lockouts (Residence) 4627
Access Building Classroom 1483
Vehicle Jump Starts 385
Vehicle Lockouts 116
Safety Escorts 19
Live Scan Finger Printing 1430
Ill or Injured Persons 1083
Crime Prevention Activities 609
Well-Being Check 92

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. From July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2019, officers completed 4,252 incident reports.

Lost and Found

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.

Training

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:

  • Crime Prevention/ Community Outreach
  • OCAT individual user training
  • Parking Policy Updates
  • Use of Force
  • Judicial Process/ Alcohol Policies reviewed
  • Officer Scenario Training
  • Emergency Management
  • Traffic Control
  • PPCT Pressure Points Control Tactics
  • Defensive Tactics and Threat Pattern Recognition
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Hazardous Materials Response
  • First Aid/ CPR
  • Mental Health Training
  • Campus Security Authority Training
  • Workplace Harassment Training
  • Sexual Assault Resource Training
  • Assessment of Intoxicated Persons
  • Code of Conduct
  • Code of Ethics
  • Biased Based Profiling
  • Management of Aggressive Behavior
  • Hazards/EHS Concerns
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Title IX/ Sexual Assault
  • Quarterly Firearms Training
  • Evidence Processing
  • Understanding the Threat- Hate Crimes

In addition to in-service training, officers received specialized training at off site locations throughout the school year:

  • OCAT Instructor Training
  • ALERRT Training (Active Shooter)
  • IPMBA training (Bicycle operator certifications)
  • Taser X26, X26P and X2 Instructor training
  • Emergency Medical technician course
  • Interviewing/Investigations
  • POSIT- Police Supervisory In Service Training
  • RITE- Racial Intelligence Training Engagement
  • Fair and Impartial Policing
  • Police Officer Academy Training
  • Special Event Management
  • Patriot Firearms Training
  • The Commonwealth Law Enforcement Assistance Network Terminal- Dispatchers
  • Penn State Field Officer Training
  • Crisis Intervention Training and Mental Health

On Line Training:

  • Policy Reviews Police/Security - Lexipol
  • Daily Training Bulletins- Lexipol
  • Police One Academy Online training
  • HR New employee onboard training

Community Involvement/Crime Prevention Activities

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:

  • Residence Life Fair and Resident Assistants
  • Parent Resource Fair/ Staying Safe on Campus Presentation
  • International Student Orientation
  • New Student Orientation
  • Graduate Student Orientation
  • House Calls
  • Student Activities Fair
  • National Campus Safety Awareness Day
  • Student Government
  • Campus Activities Team
  • Black Cultural Society
  • Fraternities and Sororities
  • Multicultural Extravaganza
  • Day of Service
  • Special Olympics
  • POWER
  • Campus Engagement Team
  • Campus Ministry
  • CASA
  • ROTC
  • U.S.C
  • Staff Annual Picnic

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.

Investigations

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.

Emergency Management

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.

Internal Affairs

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. 

Parking and Transportation

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.

Staffing

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
through promotion
# 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
Communications
Officer
1 1 0
Police Officer 6 3 3
Patrol Officer 2 8 1 7
Patrol Officer 1 3 0 3
Parking Office 2 0 2

Special Events

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.

Contact Information

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

Non-Emergency
610-519-6979 (option #1)

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