West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
Location: Peoples Building (University Avenue and Church Street)
Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
The Public Safety Department offers a number of services and programs for the University community.
The following outlines some precautionary measures recommended by the Campus Police to prevent crime. This information is valuable whether you live on campus or off campus:
When a crime does occur on campus, the campus police are there to investigate the incident and assist the victim(s). Special assistance is designed for victims of rape or sexual assault (please see the "Sexual Assault" information contained in the General University Policies section).
Public Safety provides a "Safe Walk" program, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This walking escort service is provided to students, faculty, and staff from one on-campus location to another. This service does not provide transportation off campus. Contact Public Safety to arrange a safe walk.
In case of a campus emergency, contact the Public Safety Department directly at 610-436-3311 or use any one of the 100 emergency phones located throughout the campus. These phones will connect you directly with the Public Safety dispatcher. A police officer will be dispatched to your location upon picking up the telephone handset. In the case of an off-campus emergency, please dial 911.
For items lost in University buildings, visit the building administrator to check for those items. If you have no luck, or have lost something outside, contact Public Safety; someone may have turned in the lost item.
The Public Safety Department is charged with the enforcement of all parking regulations and the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code. For a complete overview of all parking regulations, violations, and appeal procedures, please see the Parking and Vehicle Regulations section of our website.