The University Police Department is the primary law enforcement authority at The University of Scranton. University Police Officers have full law enforcement powers, including the authority to make arrests for criminal violations on University property. Our department operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with 17 full time sworn Police Officers, 3 Service Officers, 4 Police Dispatchers, 30 Student Officers, and over 200 security cameras on and around campus. University Police includes other departments such as Parking Services, Emergency Communications, and Environmental Health & Safety. These entities work in unison with each other to ensure that The University of Scranton is a place where living and learning can flourish.
On March 30 2016, The University of Scranton Police Department became Accredited by the PA Chief of Police Association when the PLEAC Commission voted unanimously to accredit UPD. Less than 10% of police agencies in Pennsylvania are PLEAC accredited, with University Police being 1 of only 6 private Colleges/Universities in PA meeting all 135 standards required for accreditation. It is a huge accomplishment for our department, and we look forward to continuing the delivery of a caring, competent, and professional police service.
There are no Community Advisories at this time.
The University of Scranton Police Department is responsible for preparing and distributing the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report on a yearly basis to provide statistics on criminal activity, fire measures, and information on safety related services offered by the University in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act. The report contains information and crime statistics for the three previous calendar years involving crimes that occurred on campus; in certain non-campus buildings/property owned or controlled by The University of Scranton; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent and accessible to campus. The report also contains certain policy statements and information regarding campus security and personal safety topics such as crime prevention, fire safety, emergency response procedures, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, and other related information.
By October 1st of each year, current students and employees are sent the notification by electronic mail that the newest edition of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report has been posted on our webpage. Printed copies are available upon request and may also be obtained by visiting University Police located at 820 Mulberry St., Scranton, PA 18510.
If you have any further questions regarding the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report or its contents please call us, (570) 941-7888
- University Police Mission Statement
- About us
- Crime Prevention
- Environmental Health and Safety
- Parking Services
- 2016 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
- 2016 Pennsylvania Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics
- Emergency Response Plan
- Driver Training
- Student Officer Program
- USPD Newsletter
- I got a citation, now what?
- S.A.F.E. Program
- University Police Department
820 Mulberry Street
Scranton, PA 18510-4699
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- Department Directory
- University Office of Student Conduct
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- PA State Police
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- PA Liquor Control Board
- Penndot Travel Conditions
- County Bus Schedules
- Iggy's Guide to COLTS Free Buss Service
- Megan's Law: Sex Offender Registry Information
- Run, Hide, Fight
- How to Survive an Active Shooter
- Department of Homeland Security "See Something, Say Something"
- National Terrorism Advisory System
- UPCOMING EVENTS