At Penn College, the safety and security of our campus community is preeminent. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact the Penn College Police at 570-321-5555 or the Student Affairs Office at 570-320-5310.
- For fire, police, medical emergencies - dial 9-1-1
- Penn College Police - 570-321-5555
- Lycoming County Communications Center - 570-433-3166
- Silent Witness
The Police Department at Pennsylvania College of Technology serves the Penn College community by ensuring the health, safety, and welfare of the student body, faculty and staff, and visitors to the College's campuses, while securing the campus itself, and all College facilities.
College Police Officers fulfill this mission...
- in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local law;
- by respecting the constitutional and other rights of all citizens;
- in a spirit of personal respect, courtesy, collegiality, and willingness to assist others;
- by acting as role models in their personal lives;
- without bias, prejudice, officiousness, or animosity;
- in recognition of and support of the academic mission of the College.
All vehicles parked in campus parking facilities weekdays must display a current parking permit on the rearview mirror. All parking permits remain the property of Penn College.
The roadways of all Penn College facilities are highways for the purposes of enforcement. The Pennsylvania Vehicle Code applies, and violators are subject to the same fines, costs, and points just as on any other highway. Unpaid citations result in warrants of arrest being issued by the District Judge.
Penn College Police Officers have the option of issuing a College citation for minor moving offenses. These fines must be paid at the Police Office. These fines double after 20 weekdays from the date of issue.
Bicycles & Skateboards
Bicycles, skateboards, in-line skates, roller skates, and similar devices are not permitted inside College buildings.
- Bicycles must be parked in bike racks when not in use.
- Bicycles may not be attached to railings, trees, light posts, or anything other than a bike rack.
- Violators will be fined and may have their locks cut and their bicycles impounded until the fine has been paid.
Skateboards, in-line skates, roller skates, or similar devices are not vehicles and are prohibited on roadways. In addition to restrictions imposed by the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, the following prohibitions apply to the operation of skateboards, in-line skates, roller skates, or similar devices on campus:
- No person shall coast or ride upon a skateboard, in-line skate, roller skate, or similar device upon any roadway or within any building on campus.
- Persons may coast or ride upon skateboards, in-line skates, roller skates, or similar devices on sidewalks, provided they yield the right-of-way to pedestrians on foot, and across parking areas, provided they yield the right-of-way to vehicular traffic.
- No person may perform any type of acrobatics using skateboards, in-line skates, roller skates, or other similar devices. Acrobatics shall be defined as any action in which both skates or any wheels of a skateboard are off the ground simultaneously.
Lost or Found Property
The Penn College Police office is the official repository for all lost items found on the grounds of any College-owned facility.
Report property lost on campus by contacting the College Police or completing a lost property form at the Police Office so that you can be notified in the property is found.
College Police will hold found property as follows:
- Property of no obvious monetary or sentimental value – 7 days (pencils, pens, notebooks, classroom supplies, food, etc.)
- Property of an estimated value up to $100, and clothing of any value – 30 days
- Property of an estimated value over $100 – 90 days (jewelry, electronic devices, thumb drives, cellular telephones, tools, bicycles, money, etc.)
- Property removed by staff after the annual locker clearing notice – 30 days
- Property left or abandoned in classrooms or labs – 30 days after end of semester abandoned
- Property removed by staff from the residence halls – 15 days after students check out
- Property of separated employees, regardless of value – 90 days
All found items not claimed within the appropriate time frame will be given to charity or processed and disposed of through the excess property auction.
Clery Act & Crime Statistics
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Clery Act, 20 U. S. C. §1092(f) is part of the Higher Education Act, and is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education. It requires institutions of higher education participating in federal student financial aid programs to report specified crime statistics on college campuses and to provide other safety and crime information to members of the campus community. There is a penalty of $25,000 for each violation of the regulations that define the reporting requirements.
Pennsylvania College of Technology publishes an Annual Security & Fire Safety Report. The report contains information about the following:
- Crimes – reporting crimes, crime alerts, crime reports and records, police log
- Safety – emergency response and evacuation, reporting missing students, sexual assault prevention and response, sex offender registration, security awareness and crime prevention, building security and safety
- Crime Statistics – Jeanne Clery Act information and definitions, Clery statistics, PA statistics
- Drugs & Alcohol – standards of conduct and sanctions, alcohol effects, legal sanctions, referral centers
- On-Campus Housing Fire Safety – fire statistics, life safety systems, fire drills, training, fire report, sprinkler and fire detection report
This report is a result of the Communities Act Amendments of 1989 and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and complies with federal reporting requirements, specifically 20 U.S. C. Section 1092(f), and a result of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act.