Mercyhurst University and the Department of Police & Safety are committed to providing a safe living and learning environment for its campus community. We are continuously striving to build and maintain a high level of cooperation between the entire campus community in order to focus on crime prevention and problem solving through awareness and education. Our staff consists of sworn police officers with arrest powers. Most of our sworn officers are experienced former State, Municipal, or Township Police Officers.
We work around the clock to maintain a safe atmosphere for students, faculty, staff, and visitors alike.
Understanding that the primary purpose of Mercyhurst University is education, and that this department is an integral part of Mercyhurst University, the mission of the department of police/safety is to provide and maintain safety, security, and tranquility to and within the entire Mercyhurst community. To accomplish its mission, the Mercyhurst University Department of Police and Safety perform both a law enforcement and security function within their jurisdiction. The diverse range of services provided by the Mercyhurst University department of police/safety includes, but is not limited to:
Although the Mercyhurst University Department of Police & Safety performs a law enforcement and security function, the department and its personnel strive to be viewed as advocates for, and not adversaries of the Mercyhurst University community, and strive further to maintain a professional, service oriented attitude and philosophy.
The Department of Police & Safety is committed to providing a safe living and learning environment for the Mercyhurst University campus community. Students, faculty, and staff with concerns for their safety and/or security on campus are encouraged to contact the Department of Police & Safety immediately in person, or by calling (814) 824-2304. Emergency Blue Light Systems are strategically located in several areas on campus (include link to map). Please do not hesitate to use any means of contacting Police & Safety if you have a concern for your safety. The Department of Police & Safety is open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
Our services include:
Once considered a nonessential, the Virginia Tech tragedy made college administrators nationwide look at text messaging in a whole new light as part of their emergency response plans. Today’s students aren’t listening to the radio; they’re listening to their iPods; they aren’t watching television, they’re tuning into YouTube; and colleges have learned that they cannot update everyone through traditional media any longer.
e2Campus, extends the reach of existing emergency notification measures like campus wide e-mails and Web page updates to alert students anywhere, anytime. The advantage of text over e-mail is that students are constantly looking at cell phones. It’s their mode of communication.
The e2Campus system can broadcast text messages to subscribers on all four campuses in just minutes. It will function with mobile phones, Blackberries, wireless PDAs and smart phones.
To receive the alerts from our e2Campus system, click here and following the instructions.
Police & Safety Office
Location: Lower Level of McAuley Hall
Phone: (814) 824-3911
Fax: (814) 824-3057
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