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 2014 2015 2016 
Drug Law Violations121
Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
Liquor Law Violations123522
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2014 2015 2016 
Drug Law Violations101
Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
Liquor Law Violations111918
Arrests - Off-Campus 2014 2015 2016 
Drug Law Violations000
Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
Liquor Law Violations000

Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2014 2015 2016 
Murder000
Negligent Manslaughter000
Rape17514
Statutory Rape000
Robbery000
Burglary5102
Motor Vehicle Theft301
Arson001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2014 2015 2016 
Murder000
Negligent Manslaughter000
Rape518
Statutory Rape000
Robbery000
Burglary341
Motor Vehicle Theft000
Arson000