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 office of Police and Public Safety at 724-334-6013 for further information regarding these programs.
During certain events throughout the year and also upon request, the office of Police and Public Safety will conduct presentations regarding various safety and security topics to any campus group or organization. All requests for presentations should be made through the office of Police and Public Safety 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 office of Police and Public Safety 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.
All of our officers are certified in first aid for medical emergencies. All medical emergencies should be reported immediately by calling 911. Our officers will respond, assist and contact additional help when appropriate.
Penn State New Kensington's Office of Health Services can also be reached at 724-334-6066.
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 office of Police and Public Safety at 724-334-6120.
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.
Visit https://psualert.psu.edu/psualert to register today!
PENN STATE ACTIVE ATTACKER RESPONSE PROGRAM
Penn State has adopted an Active Attacker Response Program as part of the University’s ongoing commitment to the safety of those who are on our campuses to learn, live, work and visit.
The University’s Active Attacker Response is based upon three action steps: run, hide and fight. The move to the run, hide, fight concept is intended to bring Penn State’s active-attacker response protocol in line with the national standard for active-attacker training.
Run, Hide, Fight™ is endorsed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FBI, and it has been adopted by the majority of Big Ten schools (including Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Rutgers and Wisconsin, among others). It is also routinely implemented at the high school level.
View the training video. (As a warning, the video contains intense depictions of violence. It is designed in a realistic manner to educate the Penn State community on best practices for responding to a violent attack. However, it does not provide comprehensive guidelines for all scenarios and does not guarantee safety. Viewer discretion is advised.)