Safety & Security

at Saint Francis University

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    Feeling Secure on Campus

    We want you to feel at home while you are on campus that's why we are committed to creating a safe learning environment that promotes learning. Here are a few of the ways in which we promote safety on campus.

    IMPORTANT NUMBERS
    University Police Department off-campus 472-3360
    Officer Assistance (non-emergency) for on-campus ext. 3360
    Crime Tip Number ext. 3996
    Loretto Borough Police 472-8995
    PA State Police 471-6500
    Cambria County 911 (emergencies only) 9-1-1
    Non-Emergency 911 472-2100
    Magistrate Nileski, Cresson 886-8879
    Mainline Medical Center 886-8161
    Health Center ext. 3008
    About Us

    The Saint Francis University Police Department, located in Raymond Hall, is staffed by fully trained professional law enforcement officers who are available 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. The department's primary role is to create a safe and secure environment by enforcing University regulations and state and federal laws as well as preventing, detecting, and investigating crimes. Officers work closely with local and state law enforcement agencies to provide the best service to ensure cooperation and assistance when needed by our students, faculty and staff. 

    Our officers are certified in First Aid, CPR & AED, and receive extensive training including annual Act 120 police training updates. Officers also provide educational programs, seminars, and materials to the University community on topics such as personal safety, fire safety, abusive relationships, sexual assault awareness, and drug /alcohol issues.

    Mission & Values

    University Police officers provide the University community a safe environment, conducive to independent thought and based on Franciscan values of consideration, respect for others, and service. Officers maintain this service-oriented philosophy with the understanding they are representatives of the University, regardless of day or time and must act with courtesy and respect to those needing or requesting assistance. Members of the Department abide by and enforce all policies of the University and laws enacted by local, state, and federal governments. They seek to aid those in distress and work to peacefully resolve problems in a just and fair manner. Working as ambassadors for Saint Francis University, Police officers objectively and professionally investigate incidents that disadvantage others or the University and recommend resolutions to correct the deficiency.

    Services & Statistics

    Escort Services

    Escort services are available to any student who does not wish to walk alone, especially after dark. These services can be arranged by calling University Police.

    Security in Campus Housing

    All of the entrances to our residence halls are locked and secure 24-hour a day using a swipe card system. Students may enter their residence halls using their Saint Francis ID card.  

    Crime Statistics

    Crime Information and Crime Statistics are available for dissemination to our students, faculty, staff and visitors at the University Police Department Office. A campus crime log is maintained detailing all reported incidents and is open for review to any person. Information on crimes that occur on campus is also provided to the Troubadour student newspaper for publication. An annual report of all crimes is compiled and forwarded to the Pennsylvania State Police each January. Members of the State Police forward this information to the FBI for inclusion in the Uniform Crime Report (UCR). You may request a copy of the Clery Report by e-mail or view the SFU Clery Report online.

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