Safety & Security

Safety & Security

Location and Contact Information

Note: As of February 19, 2018, new procedures are in effect for contacting University Police.


This has always been the preferred method for medical and fire, but would now also include any instance where an individual living off campus would normally call the police. Emergencies include, but are not limited to, a medical emergency, fire, disruptive or disorderly behavior, parties, noise complaints, alcohol/drug issues, suspicious activities or people, motor vehicle accidents, violence or threats of violence, stalking and sexual assault.

In a nonemergency context, call University Police at 570-450-3333. If an officer is unable to take the call, leave a voicemail and an officer will respond to your message as soon as possible. These situations may be urgent or time-sensitive for you, but may not constitute a police emergency. Nonemergencies include, but are not limited to, locking keys in a vehicle, dead car battery, being locked out of your residence hall room, follow-up questions about a citation, and maintenance issues (unless there is an immediate safety issue such as downed power lines, building flooding, roof collapse, etc.).


University Police
Penn State Hazleton
West Residence Hall Administrative Office
The University Police at Penn State Hazleton provide all law enforcement and security services to the Hazleton campus. University Police officers have the same authority as municipal police officers in the Commonwealth. Parking enforcement and traffic control are also responsibilities of the University Police. Officers are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week while students are in residence.
The University Police Department employs one full-time supervisor, two full-time police officers and one full-time campus patrol officer. Supplementing the staff is a pool of part-time police officers. All members of the Police Department are Act 120 certified and most have considerable additional training. A staff assistant is responsible for issuing parking permits, maintaining parking ticket records and collecting fines for violations. 
Penn State Hazleton University Police participate in the Luzerne County Emergency Services 9-1-1 system. If a person dials 9-1-1 on campus the 9-1-1 operator will contact a member of this department or dispatch the appropriate emergency response team to needed location.
Penn State Hazleton University Police use the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Management Information System. The computerized system allows for the storage and retrieval of reported information. A daily log of Police Services Activity is maintained in the public area of the department office. This information is readily available to anyone interested. Further information related to crime and statistics can be obtained by contacting the University Police.