Public Safety

Public Safety: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

The Central Penn College Public Safety Department consists of five full-time safety and security officers and one part-time officer. Public safety officers perform a wide range of duties including: enforcing campus regulations, handling investigations on campus and performing vehicle and foot patrols. The safety and security officers may be trained in first aid, CPR, Automated External Defibrillators (AED), blood borne pathogens, Oleoresin Capsicum Aerosol Training (OCAT), Monadnock Expandable Baton (MEB), Monadnock Defensive Tactics Systems (MDTS), Advanced Management of Aggressive Behaviors (MOAB) and hazardous communication standards.

The public safety department is located on the first floor of Bollinger Hall, room 46 and is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

If you require the assistance of the public safety department, you may contact them at (717) 728-2364.

Anonymous Tips – uTip – You can submit completely anonymous tips to Central Penn Security. How to use uTip: Send your tip by texting “CentralPenn” and a brief description of the incident to 79516.

Anonymous Reporting

Anonymous Tips – uTip – You can submit completely anonymous tips to Central Penn Security. How to use uTip: Send your tip by texting “CentralPenn” and a brief description of the incident to 79516.

In certain instances, a crime victim may be reluctant to file a report fearing the loss of their identification or confidentiality. In such circumstances, crime victims are encouraged to consider making an anonymous report to a member of the student services office, or online. At minimum, crime victims will receive valuable counseling and referral information. Confidential reports are important because they provide valuable information that will enhance the safety of the community-at-large and they will at least provide a more accurate portrait of actual campus crime. (Remember, help is available, all you need to do is ask.)

Identification Card

Every member of the College is required to have a Central Penn ID card. To obtain your ID card, go to the safety and security department in Room 46 of Bollinger Hall. The public safety department will make ID cards for the first two weeks of each term. Continuing education students and students attending at locations other than the main campus will be provided with a contact person who will issue student ID cards. Replacement cost for a lost, damaged or stolen identification card will be  $25.00.

Lost and Found

Items found on campus should be turned in at the Public Safety Department in Room 46 of Bollinger Hall. All lost items may be claimed through the Safety and Security Department with a brief description of the lost items. Items may be discarded at the end of each academic term. 

Safety and Security Awareness Training

Periodic seminars and educational programs are provided by Central Penn College promoting awareness of sexual assaults, acquaintance rape and other sex offenses. The frequency of such programs varies per term. For more information, students should contact the Student Services Office.

Reporting Criminal Activity

Central Penn community members are encouraged to report criminal activity, hate/bias motivated incidents and any/all suspicious person(s) to a public safety office. Public Safety has primary jurisdiction and responsibility for investigating crimes and providing security protection and services to the Central Penn community. In addition, you may report a crime to the following areas: vice president, dean of students, assistant dean of student services, residence life director, chief public safety director, senior resident advisor, Lancaster Center director or athletic director.

Vehicle Assistance

Public Safety does not provide vehicle lockout services or battery assistance.  The vehicle operator must contact AAA or a local locksmith for assistance.

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Timely Warning Notices

Situations/incidents that the College consider a crime and pose an ongoing threat to students and employees are quickly brought to the attention of the campus community through a combination of campus email, the College’s website, social media and physical posting of bulletins in residential areas by student services personnel. 

Security Escorts

Escorts are provided by the Public Safety Department for members of the campus community between on-campus parking areas, housing and academic buildings. Escorts are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling (717) 728-2364.

Visitor Policy

All overnight guests must be properly registered by their host via an online registration form.


For more information, please visit our parking enforcements and regulations page.

Emergency Procedures Handbook

Central Penn College’s Emergency Response Team has produced this Emergency Procedures Handbook to inform students, faculty, staff and visitors of appropriate procedures in the event of an emergency. 

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Boyer House Photography

Outside photographers must complete the form below if they wish to utilize Central Penn College’s grounds for photography purposes.

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Emergency Response Team

Central Penn College’s Emergency Response Team is charged with coordinating a swift, organized and comprehensive reaction to emergencies at any Central Penn College location.

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Your Right to Know

Your personal safety and the security of the campus community are of vital concern to Central Penn College. A copy of the most recent Cleary report, the College’s annual crime report, is available.

This report includes statistics for the most recent three-year period concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus in Summerdale, at Central Penn Lancaster location, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Central Penn College or affiliates, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes information regarding the law enforcement authority of the Colleges’ security department; policies concerning campus security, such as crime prevention, alcohol and drug use, sexual assault, state sex offender registry, and the reporting of any crimes that may occur on the campus.

You can obtain a copy of any/all of these reports by contacting the Public Safety Department, Public Safety Coordinator, Central Penn College, 600 Valley Road, P.O. Box 309, Summerdale, PA 17093 or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 717-728-2274. This information is also available by clicking on the Annual Campus Crime Report link.  

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