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New enforcement of Second Street parking
Bloomsburg Town Police will enforce parking regulations on both sides of Second Street, beginning Tuesday, May 5. The change means that any driver who parks a vehicle illegally along Second Street will pay fines to Town Police, rather than Bloomsburg University Police. This change will not affect faculty and staff with university hangtags or motorcyclists who park legally in marked spaces along Second Street. The green lined areas will continue to be used for university service vehicles.
The University Police Department employs commissioned police officers enforcing Pennsylvania Crime and Vehicle Codes and University Policies. Security officers monitor parking. The balance of the employees performs clerical and dispatching duties.
Police officers are trained in first aid procedures and CPR with one specializing as the first responder. Contained within the department is a sexual assault specialist. Commissioned armed officers enforce university policies and the Pennsylvania Crime and Vehicle Codes. University and Pennsylvania regulations pertaining to alcohol, drugs and fire safety are strictly enforced by officers. A student escort service operates from the office and is available nightly from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Parking permits can be obtained 24/7. Visitors can obtain a pass at BUPD any time, day or night, or at the Buckingham Maintenance Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking regulations and restrictions can be obtained at the police department. All vehicles brought to campus must be registered with the University Police. Permits may be ordered online at http://bloomsburg.thepermitstore.com Parking is strictly enforced. Parking tickets are $15.00 (plus $1.95 processing fee), and can accumulate on an hourly basis.
Firearms and/or weapons are not permitted in vehicles or on campus property. Student hunters may store their guns at the police station. Certified safety personnel and staff are available during normal business hours from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Police Department is located in the lower level of the University Store and is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For information, please call 570-389-2211 or 570-389-4168. Safety Administrator can be reached during normal business hours Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 570-389-4792.
Fire and police emergencies should be reported to 570-389-2211 and medical emergencies 911.
Emergency call boxes in strategic locations throughout campus provide a direct link to University Police. Call boxes are red-white-blue in color and can also be identified by an overhead blue light. Use them in an emergency, not just to report ongoing criminal activity.