A Look at Penn State Safety and Security- Interesting Facts

06 Oct

A few days ago I (and all Penn State Students) received an email from the University:

Dear Penn Stater:

This information is being provided to you in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the College and University Security Information Act and the Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act.  In addition to providing you with some useful information concerning safety, security and health issues, it also describes some of the programs that Penn State has developed to provide a safe and supportive learning environment.

The attached documents contain the annual security report for your campus.  This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, and in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by Penn State, as well as on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.  The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies about alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters.

You may also review this report or the report for any of Penn State’s twenty-three campuses on the Internet at Click on “Clery Crime Stats” on the left side.

I’m fairly confident this email went straight to the trash cans of many students after they read the body of the message.  What this post aims to do is to relay some information from the official safety and security report that I found interesting.  All information is taken directly from the document, which can be found here.

Public Safety Resources


• 47 police officers
• 5 security officers
• 5 police dispatch recorders
• 4 assistant police service officers
• 150 student auxiliary officers

Police Offer Training:
• Have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent
• Complete the training course required of all municipal police officers in Pennsylvania
• Take ninety to one hundred hours of in-service training each year.
• Specialize in crime prevention, fingerprint technology, evidence technology, hazardous device technology,
emergency first aid, CPR/AED, weapons and tactics.

Penn State University Park: By The Numbers

On Campus
•12,000 Undergraduates
•1,000 Graduate Students
Off Campus
•23,000 Undergraduates
•6.000 Graduate Students
•Over 16,000 Faculty and Staff


• Approximately 16% of Penn State Undergraduates do not drink.
• 81.5% of students who drink report consuming 0-2 drinks per hour when partying


Posted by on October 6, 2008 in General, Security


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2 responses to “A Look at Penn State Safety and Security- Interesting Facts

  1. Brian

    October 9, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Ha… only 3 reported fights on campus for 2007. I bet I could get into three fights at the Michigan game, no sweat.

  2. Kayce

    March 24, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Ummm this did help so keep up the good ,awesome,cool work.


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