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 2013 2014 2015 
Drug Law Violations012
Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
Liquor Law Violations291235
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2013 2014 2015 
Drug Law Violations010
Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
Liquor Law Violations111119
Arrests - Off-Campus 2013 2014 2015 
Drug Law Violations000
Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
Liquor Law Violations000

Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2013 2014 2015 
Murder000
Negligent Manslaughter000
Rape89175
Statutory Rape000
Robbery100
Burglary12510
Motor Vehicle Theft201
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2013 2014 2015 
Murder000
Negligent Manslaughter000
Rape3051
Statutory Rape000
Robbery000
Burglary734
Motor Vehicle Theft000
Arson000