Police Oversight Committee


The mission of the Villanova University Police Oversight Board is to provide vision, guidance and oversight to the delivery of police services to the Villanova University community.  Through its members, the Committee will facilitate communication and develop a mutual understanding of roles and expectations between the community and the University Police.  This highly collaborative partnership will optimize police resources on campus by providing thoughtful insight into the safety and security needs of our diverse campus community and by monitoring police activity on campus.

Committee Members

The Oversight Committee will include two students, three faculty members, one staff member, an at-large member of the University community (i.e. alumni, parent, neighbor), and a University Administrator, who will serve as Committee Chair. These committee members are volunteers that have been appointed by the committee chair. The Director of Public Safety will be a non-voting, ex-officio member of the Committee and a representative from the Office of the Vice President of General Counsel will serve as an advisor on police legal issues. All non-student appointments shall be for two academic years, and all members are eligible for three terms of reappointment. Student appointments may vary in length.

The members of the Oversight Committee include:

  • Rev. Rob Hagan, OSA, Associate Director, CHAIR
  • John Cosenza, Alumnus and Retired Assistant Special Agent in charge of the criminial branch of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania
  • Brigid Dwyer, PhD, Director, Program on Intergroup Relations
  • William Elmore, Management Student, Class of 2018
  • Tim Horner, D Phil, Assistant Professor, Peace and Justice Education
  • Crystal Lucky, PhD, Associate Professor, English and Director of the Africana Studies Program
  • Ariel Thompson, Chemical Engineering Student, Class of 2018
  • Catherine Warrick, PhD, Associate Professor, Political Science

The Police Oversight Board email address is:  oversightcommittee@villanova.edu.

* oversight committee charter.pdf
Committee Oversight charter

Upcoming Meeting Dates- all from 9-10am in the 3rd Floor Conference Room in the Davis Center:

Wednesday 9/6

Wednesday 10/4

Wednesday 11/1

Wednesday 12/6 

Wednesday 1/24

Wednesday 2/22

Monday 3/12

Wednesday 4/11

Police Oversight Committee Public Forum Thursday 4/12, 5pm in Dougherty West Lounge

Wednesday 5/9

Report a Complaint

The Oversight Committee welcomes feedback regarding the performance and conduct of the university's Public Safety Department. 

You can report a complaint using this online form.

The University also provides students, faculty, and staff with the option to report complaints in a confidential setting with EthicsPoint. For more information, visit Villanova's EthicsPoint web page.

Contact Information

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

610-519-6979 (option #1)

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