Penn State University Police, Schuylkill
Penn State Schuylkill employs a full-service police department staffed with state-certified Police Officers.
Patrick J. Carroll, chief of Police, is responsible for the coordination of Penn State Schuylkill's Department of Police Services.
The department is staffed 24 hours a day, while students are in residence, with sworn police officers charged with the responsibility of providing a safe environment to the campus community and its visitors. The police officers are also responsible for the enforcement of all traffic laws (Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code), Commonwealth Criminal Codes, and upholding University policies and regulations.
Police utilize vehicle and foot patrol to ensure the safety and well-being of all at Penn State Schuylkill. While providing performing patrol and code enforcement duties, the police provide training and assistance for crime prevention and respond to calls for service on campus such as property engraving, vehicle assistance (vehicle lockout and battery jumpstart), and walking escorts. Campus residents having any concerns regarding campus safety and / or security should report their concerns to Police Services. Where the problems need immediate attention (assaults, thefts, suspicious activity, etc.), Police Services should be contacted immediately in order to initiate appropriate action. Any follow-up investigations will be conducted by Police Services.
Police Services Phone Numbers
EMERGENCY (Police, Fire, Ambulance): 911
This number will put you in contact with the Schuylkill County 911 Center. The dispatcher will be able to obtain the necessary information and relay that information to the appropriate agencies (police, fire and emergency medical services) concerning your emergency. While keeping in mind this number is truly for emergencies, it is always best to err on the side of caution. If you are in doubt, please do not hesitate to call 911.
NON-EMERGENCY County Dispatch: 570-628-3792
Dispatching for Police Services is handled through the Schuylkill County 911 Center. This number will put you in touch with a dispatcher who will obtain your information, the nature of the call and relay that information by radio to the officer on duty. This number is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Callers may call the office at anytime. Voice mail is available if the officer on duty is not in the office.