690 South Church Street
West Chester, PA 19383
610-436-3311 or x3311
On-Campus Parking Questions/Concerns:
Parking Services, 610-436-3345
The Public Safety Department Electronic Security Services Division (DPS ESS) is comprised of three civilian employees that provide a broad range of Security Technology for our campus community. DPS ESS plans, installs and manages all Access Controlled Doors, Grants and removes individual user security access rights to doors and areas, provides emergency police panic buttons to selected high risk areas and offices throughout campus, Installs and maintains Emergency Telephones throughout the campus, Installs, and maintains all of the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Cameras throughout campus, and maintains the internal DPS IT infrastructure.
As new campus buildings are built and existing facilities are being upgraded, they are being secured utilizing a centralized Door Access Control system. These systems are designed and monitored by our DPS ESS Security Systems experts.
In addition to the computerized access system, several hundred closed circuit television cameras are in use at many key locations around our campus. They allow officers to monitor our buildings and parking areas and provide security in those areas without having someone physically present.
For more than 25 years, DPS has utilized modern technology in reporting incidents that occur on our campus. The department continually upgrades our reporting system software to allow the department to track much more information than in the past. This has made the Department's operation much more efficient in retaining and researching information about all activity on campus.
DPS not only monitors access points but also all proximity alarm points for building access and all fire detection and suppression alarms on campus.
Electronic Security Systems Manager,
Card Access and DPS Technology
Electronic Security Services Specialist
Electronic Security Services Operator