The Public Safety Department is located in the Benjamin West House at Swarthmore College. Open 24/7, the department is responsible for patrols, enforcing policies, crime prevention, security services, emergency response, parking, bike registration, campus shuttles, CCTV, emergency telephones, escorts, ID cards, lockouts, jumpstarts, lost and found, and more.

Swarthmore encourages all students to download the college’s safety app, EmergenSee. In case a student runs into danger, the app can connect to the PSD with live video, audio, and location information.

The department has three directors, a training administrator, two sergeants, two corporals, twelve patrol officers, and six communications officers. The officers also have certification in CPR, standard first aid, automatic external defibrillators, and, in some cases, for more advanced medical emergencies.

Campus Safety & Crime Information

Arrests - On-Campus 2015 2016 2017 
Drug Law Violations211
Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
Liquor Law Violations352218
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2015 2016 2017 
Drug Law Violations011
Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
Liquor Law Violations191812

Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2015 2016 2017 
Murder000
Negligent Manslaughter000
Rape51510
Statutory Rape000
Robbery000
Burglary1023
Motor Vehicle Theft111
Arson010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2015 2016 2017 
Murder000
Negligent Manslaughter000
Rape196
Statutory Rape000
Robbery000
Burglary411
Motor Vehicle Theft000
Arson000
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