Cedar Crest College Campus Police
It is the mission of the Cedar Crest College Campus Police (hereinafter “Campus Police ”) to serve our College community with pride, respect and dignity in our daily service to Cedar Crest College, its faculty, staff, students and guests, and to carry out our duties with professionalism, courage and strength.
NUMBER OF STUDENTS ENROLLED
Cedar Crest College has 1,364 undergraduate and 170 graduate students enrolled in classes during the spring semester of the 2012/13 academic year.
NUMBER OF STUDENTS IN CAMPUS HOUSING
The College had 324 undergraduate students and 5 graduate students for the spring semester living in campus housing during the spring semester of the 2012/13 academic year.
NUMBER OF NON-STUDENT EMPLOYEES
There are 350 non-student employees working on campus: 74 full time faculty, 11 part time faculty, 71 adjunct faculty and 194 administrative and support staff.
The primary function of the Cedar Crest College (hereinafter “CCC”) Campus Police is to provide for the safety and welfare of all the members of the College community and others who are on campus. The Campus Police currently consists of 18 full- and part-time officers. Officers are trained in CPR, First Aid and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) through the American Red Cross. Updates and re-certifications are taken as necessary. Additional courses in crime prevention, criminal investigation and narcotics are always encouraged. Officers are utilized for dispatch duty 24 hours a day and act as the main switchboard operators for the College. Dispatchers receive calls for assistance and promptly relay information to the patrol. In the event of an emergency, members of the College Community can contact CCC Campus Police office by pressing “0” or extension 3522 from any campus telephone.
There are also 14 emergency call boxes placed throughout the campus which dial directly to the Campus Police office and are easily found by the blue lights that are located atop the call boxes. When an emergency call box is activated, the blue light flashes which helps to identify the location of a call for assistance.
Patrols are maintained with two readily identifiable Ford Escape SUVs. The patrol vehicles contain basic medical/first aid equipment, fire extinguishers, flares and traffic cones. The College utilizes a marked all-terrain vehicle for patrol in areas not easily accessible in a full-size street vehicle. Bicycle patrols with officers in distinctive uniforms also patrol the campus. These environmentally friendly patrols provide visibility and community oriented policing throughout the spring, summer and fall seasons.
Foot patrol is encouraged on campus and inside buildings. Officers on foot are more visible which results in one-on-one contact and encourages a working rapport with the College community. Buildings and grounds are patrolled to determine the presence of unauthorized persons, observe any safety violations and the general condition of College facilities. Roadways and parking areas are patrolled to ensure compliance with the College Traffic and Parking Regulations. Buildings are locked/unlocked according to schedules. Specific requests for access to certain areas or rooms are accommodated as authorized. Violations of College regulations, as well as the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, are dealt with in accordance with local, state and federal statutes.