Penn State Greater Allegheny Police Services and Safety Department (Frable Building 108) is a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania fully-authorized police agency. The Department employs both sworn police officers with arrest powers and unsworn patrol officers who patrol the campus and respond to emergencies. Penn State Greater Allegheny Police Services and Safety officers complete state mandated training requirements established for law enforcement officers and have the same legal authority as any other police officer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Penn State Greater Allegheny Police Services and Safety officers work with city, county, state and federal law enforcement authorities. Agencies collaborate whenever possible on investigations and crime prevention programs to provide the best possible police services to our campus and local communities. When a Penn State Greater Allegheny student is involved in an off-campus offense, Penn State Greater Allegheny officers may assist with the investigation in cooperation with local, state or federal law enforcement. Penn State Greater Allegheny operates no off-campus housing or off-campus student organization facilities. However, many students live in the neighborhoods surrounding our campus. Responsibility for providing police services in these neighborhoods rests primarily with local, city and county police, depending on location.
Penn State Greater Allegheny Police Services and Safety maintains a daily 24-hour patrol of the campus. In addition to patrol duties, officers are assigned to investigation, crime prevention, parking and safety units.
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