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 1,216 undergraduate and 310 graduate students enrolled in classes, during the fall semester of the 2019/2020 academic year.
NUMBER OF STUDENTS IN CAMPUS HOUSING
The College has 446 undergraduate students and 18 graduate students living in campus housing, during the fall semester of the 2019/2020 academic year.
NUMBER OF NON-STUDENT EMPLOYEES
There are 441 non-student employees working on campus: 82 full time faculty, 8 part time faculty, 131 adjunct faculty and 169 full time and 51 part time staff members.
The primary function of the Cedar Crest College Campus Police is to provide for the safety and welfare of all members of the College community. The Campus Police currently consists of 14 full- and part-time officers. Officers are trained and certified in Act 235 (Lethal Weapons Training Act). Officers are qualified to use and to carry firearms and other defensive tools. Officers are also trained in CPR, First Aid, the use of emergency oxygen and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Additional courses in police related topics such as; procedure, crime prevention, criminal investigation, narcotics, etc., are provided whenever possible.
Campus Police is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition to our 14 officers, we have 4 staff members that are utilized for dispatch duty and act as the main switchboard operators for the College. In the event of an emergency, members of the College community can contact the Campus Police by pressing “0” any campus telephone or by calling 610-437-4471 from any off-campus telephone.
Patrols are maintained with two readily identifiable Ford Interceptor SUVs. The patrol vehicles contain basic medical and first-aid equipment, fire extinguishers and traffic cones. Bicycle patrols with officers in distinctive uniforms also patrol 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 the College facilities. Roadways and parking areas are patrolled to ensure compliance with the College Traffic and Parking Regulations. Buildings are locked and unlocked according to schedules. Violations of College regulations, as well as the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, are dealt with in accordance with College policies, as well as local, state and federal statutes.