The Department of Public Safety and University Police at California University of Pennsylvania is a fully recognized law enforcement agency as authorized by 71 P.S. 646, the Administrative Code of 1929 as amended and Title 18 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, (Crime and Offenses) and 24 P.S. 20-1006-A(14) 20-2010A (5) of the State System of Higher Education Act.
The department consists of professionally trained individuals capable of responding to requests for assistance in routine and emergency situations. The department is certified with automatic external defibrillators (AED). The department, a diverse group of police officers, communications officers and secretarial staff, provides continuous 24-hour assistance to the University community.
The staff includes a director, assistant director, two shift supervisors and 11 additional commissioned police officers that have received training at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy. Two public safety communications officers and one departmental secretary contribute to the operation of the department. Public Safety personnel are certified in CPR, basic first-aid procedures, and the emergency medical airborne evacuation policy and procedure for transportation of the seriously ill or critically injured.
Additional services offered to University students, faculty and staff consist of parking and traffic management; criminal investigations; health, fire and safety surveys; special event planning; accident investigation; and crime prevention information and presentations.
Pursuant to the Pennsylvania College and University Security Act and the Federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, postsecondary institutions, including colleges and universities, must annually provide to all applicants, students and employees information with respect to campus crime statistics and the security policies of the institution.
The information is compiled by California University and made available through the Office of Admissions, Office of Student Development and Services, Office of Public Safety, and on the University website.