Office of Public Safety

Department Mission

The Department of Public Safety supports the academic mission of Allegheny College by providing a secure and safe environment for the entire campus community. To accomplish the mission, Public Safety performs law enforcement, safety, and security services within the College’s jurisdiction. We strive to be advocates of the Allegheny College Community while maintaining a professional service-oriented attitude and philosophy.

Department Vision

To set the standard in providing ethical, efficient, and community-oriented law enforcement, emergency preparedness, and public safety services within the higher education field.

Public Safety Goals

  1. To ensure the personal safety of all College constituencies and protection of all College facilities and equipment.
  2. To support a campus culture that values the diverse backgrounds of all College constituencies.
  3. To establish a community-oriented department where Public Safety staff work together with the campus community on many issues. This would involve training with the officers/dispatchers, student organizations, College administration, College staff, and faculty.