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Public Safety

24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Concerned about safety on the Central Penn Summerdale campus? The Central Penn College Public Safety Department on the Summerdale campus consists of five full-time safety and security officers and one part-time officer. The public safety officers perform a wide range of duties including, but not limited to: enforcing campus regulations, handling investigations on campus and performing vehicle and foot patrols. The safety and security officers may be trained in first aid, CPR, Automated External Defibulators (AED), blood borne pathogens, Oleoresin Capsicum Aerosol Training (OCAT), Monadnock Expandable Baton (MEB), Monadnock Defensive Tactics Systems (MDTS), Advanced Management of Aggressive Behaviors (MOAB) and hazardous communication standards.

The public safety department is located on the first floor of Bollinger Hall, room 43 and is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you require the assistance of the public safety department, you may contact them at (717) 728-2364. If public safety officers are not present in the office, please use the white courtesy phone located directly outside of Room 43. Within a few seconds, you will be connected to the public safety officer on duty.

The following services are offered by the Public Safety department to the Central Penn campus community:

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Anonymous Reporting

In certain instances, a crime victim may be reluctant to file a report fearing the loss of their identification or confidentiality. In such circumstances, crime victims are encouraged to consider making an anonymous report to a member of the student services office, or online. At minimum, crime victims will receive valuable counseling and referral information. Confidential reports are important because they provide valuable information that will enhance the safety of the community-at-large and they will at least provide a more accurate portrait of actual campus crime. (Remember, help is available, all you need to do is ask.)

Identification Card

Every member of the College is required to have a Central Penn ID card. To obtain your ID card, go to the safety and security department in Room 55 of Bollinger Hall. The public safety department will make ID cards for the first two weeks of each term. Continuing education students and students attending at locations other than the main campus will be provided with a contact person who will issue student ID cards. Replacement cost for a lost, damaged or stolen identification card will be $10.

Your ID card will serve for the entire time that you are at Central Penn. It will serve as a library card, a debit card for the Scoozi Café and primary identification as a member of the College. This card may also be used for admission to labs, facilities and any College activities. Many local businesses will also provide discounts to students with a valid ID card.

Lost and Found

Items found on campus should be turned in at the Public Safety Department in Room 55 of Bollinger Hall. All lost items may be claimed through the Safety and Security Department with a brief description of the lost items. Items may be discarded at the end of each academic term. 

Parking Enforcements and Regulations

Reporting Criminal Activity

Central Penn College community members are strongly encouraged to immediately report criminal activity, hate/bias motivated incidents and any/all suspicious person(s) to the Central Penn College public safety office. The Public Safety Department has primary jurisdiction and responsibility for investigating crimes and providing security protection and services to the Central Penn College community. The public safety office is located on campus in Bollinger Hall, Room 43. In addition, you may report a crime to the following areas: vice president, dean of students, assistant dean of student services, residence life director, chief public safety director, senior resident advisor, Lancaster Center director or athletic director.

Safety and Security Awareness Training

Periodic seminars and educational programs are provided by Central Penn College promoting awareness of sexual assaults, acquaintance rape and other sex offenses. The frequency of such programs varies per term. For more information, students should contact the Student Services Office.

Security Escorts

Escorts are provided by the Public Safety Department for members of the campus community between on-campus parking areas, housing and academic buildings. Escorts are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling (717) 728-2364.

Timely Warning Notices

Situations/incidents that the College consider a crime and pose an ongoing threat to students and employees are quickly brought to the attention of the campus community through a combination of campus email, the College's website, social media and physical posting of bulletins in residential areas by student services personnel. 

Vehicle Assistance

Automobile Lockout

PSD does not provide vehicle lockout services  The vehicle operator must contact AAA or a local locksmith for assistance.

American Complete Security
95 North Enola Road , Enola, PA 17025
717-728-1887 or 800-865-6257 (toll-free)

Duty's Lock Safe & Security, Inc.
4301 Carlisle Pike
Camp Hill, PA 17101

Battery Assist

Advance Auto Parts
511 North Enola Road, Enola, PA 17025

Bruner's Service Center
Routes 11 and 15, Enola, PA 17025

Magaro Auto Sales & Towing
705 Tower Road, Enola, PA 17025

McAlister Towing
46 South Enola Drive, Enola, PA 17025

Visitor Policy

All overnight guests must be properly registered by their host via an online registration form.

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Contact Us

Available 24/7

Office: (717) 728-2364
Bollinger Hall, room 43

Run. Hide. Fight

Run. Hide. Fight

The Public Safety department has adopted the Run. Hide. Fight. method for surviving an active shooter event. All students, faculty and staff can familiarize themselves with this method.

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