690 South Church Street
West Chester, PA 19383
610-436-3311 or x3311
On-Campus Parking Questions/Concerns:
Parking Services, 610-436-3345
5/10/2017 - Timely Warning Update
A Daily Crime Log is maintained and available at the Department of Public Safety, Peoples Bldg, 690 South Church St. West Chester PA 19383. The Daily Crime Log is a record of all crimes reported in the last 60 days, to the WCU Police Department. You may obtain a copy of the log in person, or by calling 610-436-3478.
The emergency notification systems were tested on the following dates. The campus was notified in advance.
A tabletop exercise to drill and test the emergency response and evaluation procedures was held on December 20, 2016, from 9am to noon. Member of the campus community, WCU Public Safety and other municipal first responders took part in the exercise. The exercise was announced to specific members of the University.
All On-Campus Emergencies:
Contact the Police Dispatcher at 610-436-3311 or dial x3311 from an on campus extension. You can also use any of the campus Emergency Phones located across campus and inside most of our buildings, parking lots, and parking garages. Simply push the button to automatically connect to the Public Safety Police Communications Center.
You can also report incidents in person at our station located at 690 South Church Street.
All Off-Campus Emergencies:
All On-Campus Parking Questions/Concerns:
Contact Parking Services at 610-436-3345.
The mission of the West Chester University Department of Public Safety is to enhance the university experience by maintaining a safe, orderly and inviting environment for our students, employees and guests to study, work and enjoy all of what the university has to offer. We fulfill this mission by joining in a partnership with our community. We are committed to being campus guardians, and to serve our community by treating all with respect, compassion and fairness.
The Department of Public Safety is committed to providing services with the highest degree of integrity, compassion and respect for all persons. We are committed to maintaining a professional department made up of police officers, security officers, parking enforcement officers and clerical employees.
We will hold true to the values of creating community trust, building campus confidence in our department and treating all with respect, while carrying out our responsibilities.
We want to be a model for excellence, for this reason we are pursuing law enforcement accreditation. Only those departments which meet the highest standards throughout their departments are issued law enforcement accreditation.
We pledge to be respectful of the needs and rights of all. We are the guardians of our community.
Unwanted Prescription Drug Disposal Program
In partnership with the MedReturn program, Public Safety now has an Unwanted Prescription Drug Disposal collection box in the lobby of the People's building. For more information about the Drug Disposal Program, please visit the MedReturn website.
Crisis Response and Resources
For more specific information about keeping safe or what to do in an emergency, please go to the Crisis Response page
Parking Permits: Online
Online Parking Permit Sales are now open.
Parking Permit: In-Person
You can also pick up or purchase parking permits in-person, Monday-Friday from 8am to 2pm.
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