Programs & Services

Programs & Services

Our department provides a number of programs and services to help assist the campus community in every way possible. These programs are offered during specific events throughout the year and are also available on request by student groups, employees or individuals. Please call the Public Safety Manager at 724-334-6013 for further information regarding these programs.


During certain events throughout the year and also upon request, the Police Services Department will conduct presentations regarding various safety and security topics to any campus group or organization. All requests for presentations should be made through the Public Safety Manager by calling 724-334-6013.

Criminal Complaints and Emergencies

Our officers investigate all incidents which occur on campus and also respond to all emergency situations. If you are a victim or a witness to a crime or need to report an emergency, call the Police Services Department 724-334-6120 and speak to an officer immediately! During an emergency, you may also dial 911 and an officer will be dispatched to assist you.

Medical Assistance

All of our officers are certified in first aid for medical emergencies. All medical emergencies should be reported immediately by calling 724-334-6120. Our officers will respond, assist and contact additional help when appropriate.

Safety Escorts

For all members of our university community who are on campus late into the evening, our officers will provide safety escorts to your vehicle upon request. All individuals requesting this service should call the Department of Police Services at 724-334-6120.

Vehicle Assistance

In the event you experience trouble with your vehicle, including, locking your keys inside your vehicle or if you are in need of a jump start, our officers can provide assistance. Please remember, a liability waiver must be signed in order for our officers to perform any services related to vehicle assistance. This waiver will be provided and further explained by the responding officer.

Campus Crime and Safety Alerts

PSUAlert is Penn State's emergency notification system for students, faculty and staff. The system will be used to alert members of Penn State's campus communities of emergencies, campus closings and other urgent information. Using this portal, students, faculty and staff can choose to receive PSUAlert messages by text message, voice message and e-mail.

All members of the University community are encouraged to sign up for PSUAlert.

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A training program that uses chilling realism to demonstrate how to survive an active shooter is now available for the campus community.

StaySAFE: Surviving an Active Shooter is available to anyone with a Penn State Access ID at

The strategies in the Penn State Public Media-produced program follow the acronym SAFE, defined as:

  • Search for a safe place
  • Alert the authorities
  • Find a place to hide
  • End the threat

The program addresses how to identify violent situations, what to do, what to expect from law enforcement and how University emergency warning systems will be used.