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Public Safety


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Public Safety


Peoples Building 
690 South Church Street 
West Chester, PA 19383

On-Campus Emergencies: 

610-436-3311 or x3311

Off-Campus Emergencies: 

On-Campus Parking Questions/Concerns:
Parking Services, 610-436-3345

Annual Security Report - Clery

Main Campus

Center City Campus

Campus Security Authority Report Form and Training

Geographic Locations for Clery Reporting

Daily Crime Log of all crimes reported to our police department over the last 60 days is maintained and is available for public review at our office. You may obtain a copy of the log by appearing in person.

Emergency Drill/Testing

The campus emergency notification systems are tested twice a year. The campus is always notified in advance. Additionally, an annual table top emergency planning exercise is completed annually and involves not only university authorities but Chester County and bordering municipal emergency officials.

Public Safety Commendation / Complaint Form

UAS Drone Policy


All On-Campus Emergencies:
Contact the Police Dispatcher at610-436-3311or 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:
Dial 911.

All On-Campus Parking Questions/Concerns:
Contact Parking Services at610-436-3345.

2020 Mission and Value Statements

Mission Statement
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.

Value Statement
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.

DPS Announcements

*NEW* RAM Card Project
RAM Card example image

Active Shooter FAQ

Active Shooter Training - FEMA

RAD, Rape Agression Self Defense RAD Self Defense

Meet Remi the K9

Residence Hall Guest Policy

Unwanted Prescription Drug Disposal Program
Med ReturnIn 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.

WCU Sexual Misconduct Resources


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