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University Police & Public Safety

We serve and protect our community with respect, professionalism, and accountability while striving for excellence.

Recent News

State College Regional Airport to conduct full-scale emergency exercise May 30

State College Regional Airport to conduct full-scale emergency exercise May 30

Emergency response personnel from Penn State and municipalities throughout the Centre County area will participate in a triennial full-scale emergency response exercise at the State College Regional Airport from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 30. Emergency response crews will begin staging equipment and personnel in and around the airport beginning at approximately 5:30 p.m. The general public traveling on nearby roadways may observe emergency vehicles, smoke and a controlled fire, and should not be alarmed.
 
Sending a 'We Are!' to these Penn Staters -- Week of May 13

Sending a 'We Are!' to these Penn Staters -- Week of May 13

As part of our regular “We Are!” feature, we recognize 14 Penn Staters who have gone above and beyond what’s asked of them in their work at the University.   

Penn State Hazleton, Geisinger to host free 'STOP THE BLEED' training

Penn State University Police and Public Safety, in partnership with Geisinger Trauma Services, will host a free "STOP THE BLEED" training course, open to all faculty, staff and students, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, in Room 103 of the Charles T. Butler Teaching and Learning Resource Center.
Run, Hide, Fight: Community reminded of action steps if confronted with a threat

Run, Hide, Fight: Community reminded of action steps if confronted with a threat

Based on the Run, Hide, Fight model developed by the city of Houston, Texas, Penn State’s Active Attacker Response Program offers the same three action steps if confronted with an active assailant, making it easy to remember and act upon in an emergency: run if you can, hide if you can’t, and fight if you have to.
Penn State University Police and Public Safety leads 911 addressing project

Penn State University Police and Public Safety leads 911 addressing project

A project to enhance safety at all Penn State campuses has resulted in the 911 addressing of all buildings at University Park and at 21 of Penn State’s Commonwealth Campuses.
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Transparency and Accountability

Transparency and Accountability Initiative

To further an environment of trust and legitimacy between police and the community, University Police and Public Safety (UPPS) has developed the Transparency and Accountability Initiative.

Click here to learn more about our police unit and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to transparency and accountability.