Saint Peter’s University Office of Campus Safety is responsible for the safety and security of our campus communities. This is accomplished though a pro-active approach, which includes, state of the art security technologies, proactive security patrols, building security utilizing proven “target hardening” techniques, establishing partnerships with our local police, fire, and EMS personnel, and the establishment of a “See Something – Say Something” University culture.
The Office of Campus Safety provides 24 hour 365 day protection of our campus community and structures. The department is comprised of the Director of Campus Safety, Assistant Director, Two Shift Managers, Operations Manager, Supervisory Officers and a force of approximately 60 Security Officers who staff many of our facilities 24 hours a day.
The department utilizes high tech surveillance and security technologies to enhance the roving foot patrols, bicycle and vehicle patrols. These technologies include over 250 CCTV Cameras that are monitored 24/7 by officers assigned to camera watch. The University utilizes the Honeywell Prowatch system, which includes OneCard proximity card readers on all exterior doors, panic alarms, intrusion alarms and fire alarm systems. All of our residential halls are equipped with smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, as well as wet pipe sprinkler systems, standpipes and fire extinguishers in key locations on every floor.
The mission of the Saint Peter’s University Department of Campus Safety, is to provide a safe and secure environment to enhance the overall educational excellence of this University. This will be accomplished through an established partnership with the students, faculty and staff of this diverse institution. Campus Safety will strive to protect, serve and work within an organizational culture that will foster trust, mutual respect, and cooperation with the community we serve.