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Campus Safety

OVERVIEW OF CAMPUS POLICE

Our Campus Police Division has a staff of over 121 state-certified, professional law enforcement officers. Each has been graduated from an accredited police academy.

The Right Training
Each officer attends regular in-service training as well. Training modules include certification in C.P.R. and the use of Automated External Defibrillators. Officers also receive sensitivity training to sharpen the skills needed to work within our diverse campus community.

The Right Technology
In our communications center, we use the latest computer-based audio visual technology to effectively deploy personnel. Our state-of-the-art communications are integrated with the Philadelphia Police 911 system for coordination with other local law enforcement.

The Right Service
We maintain a strong visual presence on each Temple campus, traveling by cruiser, by bicycle, and on foot to help ensure the safety and security of everyone at the university. See the map below for our station locations on Temple University’s main campus.

OTHER SERVICES AND INFORMATION

SHUTTLE SERVICES

Temple University Provides shuttle service (The Owl Loop) that traverses the Main Campus from Dusk to Dawn. For Further information contact Facilities Management at 215-204-7377 or at their web site: http://www.temple.edu/facilities.

CAMPUS LIGHTING

A well-lit campus is a safer campus. This belief has led Campus Safety Services, in partnership with Temple University Facilities Management, to use lighting on campus to deter night crime.

Temple’s six campuses have more than one thousand lights mounted on building rooftops. The 1000-watt metal halide bulbs create a bright white illumination that mimics daylight at ground level. The high visibility and comfort this provides has inspired a new interpretation of the University’s slogan, “The sun never sets at Temple.”

To see more examples, watch our video program.

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Temple University has implemented a new emergency communication system throughout the Main, Health Sciences, Ambler and Tyler Campuses.

Each strategically placed Code Blue emergency communication station also provides a highly visible deterrent to would-be criminals, while giving students, faculty, and staff an added sense of well-being from knowing help is always right at hand.

BIKE REGISTRATION

Registration of your bicycle with Campus Safety Services will aid in its recovery if lost or stolen.

To register, bring your bike to our headquarters located at 1101 W. Montgomery Avenue on Main Campus. The serial number of your property, along with your name, address and phone number, will be recorded in our data base. As a deterrent to theft, you also will be given a Temple Police sticker to place on your property.

This service is offered to Temple University students, faculty and staff. For more information, call 215-204-6497.

CAMPUS SAFETY TIPS

Security is everyone’s job. Do your part by following these common sense safety tips:

Stay alert and be aware of the people around you. Stand tall, walk purposefully, and make eye contact to show that you're calm, confident, and know where you're going. Avoid dark or hidden walkways. Carry a whistle and be ready to use it. Remember also to trust your instincts. If you feel uncomfortable in a place or situation, leave.

When possible, use university parking lots. Or, park in well-lit and well-traveled areas. Lock your vehicle, make sure windows are closed, and keep all valuables out of sight. Do not accept rides from people you do not know, and never hitchhike.

Avoid using Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) when anyone suspicious is nearby, if it is dark and you are alone, or if the ATM appears altered.