The Department of Public Safety protects life and property and creates a shared responsibility for the protection and safety of the individual and the community.
To fulfill this mission, Public Safety officers patrol campus buildings and grounds 24 hours a day.
The number of officers on duty varies according to the time of day and expected level of activity. All officers are trained to assist the community in situations ranging from emergency response to general advice on crime prevention.
In recent years, many positive steps have been taken to make the campus reasonably secure, such as increasing personnel, installing the residence hall card-access system, improving lighting on campus, and installing emergency call boxes and telephones throughout campus. At any time, students and employees may call the Department of Public Safety at 610-902-8245 and request an escort.
In addition, the College has instituted a well-publicized Community Standards that is enforced vigorously.
A Public Safety Director, two Captain/Assistant Directors, a Sergeant, two Corporals, and more than 15 Public Safety officers and dispatchers monitor campus security around the clock.
All members of the Department of Public Safety participate in annual in-service training programs that cover a variety of subjects. All are trained and updated in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid, use of the AED (automated external defibrillator), conflict and crisis resolution, patrol procedures, fire safety, and more.
Public Safety officers conduct foot and vehicular patrols of campus and assist in monitoring residence-hall access. A major component of the security officers' work is educating the campus community about security concerns and enforcing College policies.
The Public Safety Department works with Radnor Township or Pennsylvania State Police as necessary to respond to possible violations of local or state laws. Significant criminal incidents and suspicious criminal activity are reported to the Radnor Police as they are discovered.
Similarly, criminal events occurring in the area that could impact the College community are transmitted to our Department of Public Safety.
Public safety officers neither carry weapons nor have arrest powers, but work with the police when an arrest is warranted.
The use or possession of firearms or other dangerous weapons is not permitted on campus.
The Department of Public Safety regularly sponsors educational programs on campus on issues such as vandalism, fire safety, rape, and alcohol and drug abuse. Information about when and where such programs will be offered may be obtained from the Department of Public Safety.
It also distributes security tips through bulletins, posters, and College publications and will provide the campus community with timely notice of criminal activity on and around the campus or on neighboring campuses should it occur.
Alcohol and Drug Policies
Health Services and Counseling
Missing Resident Student Policy and Contact Registration
Sex Offender Registry and Access to Related Information
Welcome Center and Access to Campus
The Student Life department is responsible for campus safety, and the Director of Public Safety and Vice President meet regularly to discuss campus security issues.
In screening prospective students and employees, the College reserves the right to deny admission or employment to any individual who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor and who, in the opinion of the College, poses a threat to the serenity of the campus.
Student and Staff Responsibility The cooperation and involvement of all members of the Cabrini community in an overall program of campus safety is a necessary prerequisite for success.
By working hand-in-hand with Public Safety staff, students have the greatest influence over campus security.
Public Safety Summary
This information has been compiled to comply with the College and University Information Act (ACT 73) of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. No warranty, guarantee, or representation is made by Cabrini College as to the absolute security and safety of the campus.
The College reserves the right to change these policies. Please refer to the Student Handbook for further details on policies and procedures.