The functions of the University Police are the preservation of the public order, protection of persons and property, enforcement of the laws of the state of Pennsylvania, and the safeguarding of the individual and collective rights of the citizenry. The department utilizes a proactive concept of policing to accomplish its public safety responsibilities.
- Escort Service
- Vehicle Assistance
- Emergency/Information Call Boxes
- Lost and Found
- Crime Prevention
- Protect Your Property
- Protect Yourself
- Parking Regulations
- Student Rights
- ID - Don't Leave Home Without It
- Service Evaluation Form
The department provides a walking escort service for all faculty, staff, students and visitors in the interest of safety. This service is available nightly from 10 PM to 1:00 AM to persons on campus going to on-campus locations. You may request this service by stopping by the department, which is located in the University Bookstore Building on the Bloomsburg University campus next to Lycoming Hall, by using any of the Emergency/Information Call Boxes located throughout the parking lots on campus, or by calling Ext. 4168 or 5000 from any house phone.
The department will be glad to assist if you should experience difficulty in starting your vehicle. To request assistance, use any of the Emergency/Information Call Boxes. Call us at Ext. 4168, or stop by our office in the University Bookstore Building on the Bloomsburg University campus next to Lycoming Hall.
Emergency Call Boxes have been placed at various locations in the parking lots. These boxes are mounted on the light poles identified by bright yellow and red signs labeled POLICE EMERGENCY. Operation is easy. Open the door on the call box and follow the instructions printed boldly within each box. Call boxes can be used to request police assistance, escorts, assists with vehicle problems, and basic information.
The student/employee makeup of our campus has shown that the majority of the campus constituer are extremely honorable. Found items should be turned in to the department for processing and storage. Contact the department if you have lost anything. The office is open 24 hours aday 365 days per year.
Crime prevention is a cooperative effort, between the campus community and the police. To better understand how to prevent crime, one must know that three elements are required before a crime can occur. These three elements are desire, a target and opportunity. A crime cannot occur if you prevent one of these elements. You can do your part in crime prevention by not giving crime an opportunity.
The department attempts to target groups and activities within the university and provides seminars dealing with crime prevention and safety. Foot and vehicle patrols are routine. An escort service is available.
Please lock your vehicle upon arriving on campus. Valuable items should be secured in the trunk of your vehicle.
Don't leave valuable items lying out in the open and unattended.
Properly mark or engrave your name and drivers license number on all property, including your textbooks.
Check with the Police Department for your lost or found property.
Don't walk alone at night.
Before walking to your vehicle, have your keys ready and look inside your vehicle before entering.
Report any suspicious people or circumstances to the University Police immediately. Stop a crime before it happens. Utilize the Police Department Escort Service and the Emergency/Information Call Boxes that are located in the parking lots.
Wear light-colored or reflective-type clothing if jogging or bicycling after dark. These activities should not be done alone. If alone, let someone know your route and how long you should be gone. Stay on lighted paths and roadways. Remember to ride with traffic and jog/walk against traffic.
The University Police Department is responsible for enforcing all of the parking and traffic regulations on campus. All faculty, staff, students, and visitors must obtain and display a current permit in their vehicle. Visitors must park in a visitor designated space or in the orange lot located on the upper campus. Spaces are reserved for admission or clinic visitors. Traffic and Parking regulation booklet can be obtained at the University Police Department.
Students are expected to maintain standards of personal discipline that are in harmony with the educational goals of the University; to observe federal, state, local and university laws and regulations; and to respect the rights, privileges and property of others.
In the interest of security, and personal protection, and in the event of emergency, everyone should carry identification at all times. Identification may be required of any person on the property."
To better serve you, the Police Department randomly sends evaluation forms to persons that have been assisted by the Police Department. This "Help Us Help You" program provides necessary feedback to help the Police Department maintain the quality service that you deserve. If you don't receive an evaluation form, and would like to comment, feel free to request a form from the department.