Police officers at Coffee with a Cop community event

University Police Community Survey Reports

Penn State University Police and Public Safety conducts a University-wide survey of students and employees to learn more about their attitudes and opinions related to the department’s police division. The survey is being conducted as part of the police department’s accreditation process through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The accreditation seal is for police agencies that have demonstrated compliance with CALEA standards, which includes surveying the agency’s community every two years about the police department’s:

  • overall performance;
  • overall competency of agency employees;
  • citizens’ perception of officers’ attitudes and behavior;
  • community concern over safety and security within University Police’s jurisdiction; and
  • citizens’ recommendations and suggestions for improvements.

The survey is intended to be used as a platform for organizational learning, asking specific questions about the quality of policing in the community and to measure how policing in that community affects public trust.

University Police Community Survey Reports

Reports are available for the campuses where University Police provided services during the year the survey was distributed except where noted.

AGGREGATE (Department-wide Report)

 

 

ABINGTON

 

2019 Abington Community Survey Report [Word]

 

ALTOONA

 

2019 Altoona Community Survey Report [Word]

 

BEAVER

 

2019 Beaver Community Survey Report [Word]

 

BEHREND

 

2019 Behrend Community Survey Report [Word]

 

BERKS

 

2019 Berks Community Survey Report [Word]

 

BRANDYWINE

 

2019 Brandywine Community Survey Report [Word]

 

CARLISLE

 

2019: All employees and students at Dickinson were invited to take the survey, but only 25 did so. While their overall response rate (8%) was not that different than other campuses, the raw numbers were too small to draw reliable conclusions about the community experience with and perceptions of law enforcement. Dickinson community members' responses are included in the overall University report.

 

DUBOIS

 

2019 DuBois Community Survey Report [Word]

 

FAYETTE

 

2019 Fayette Community Survey Report [Word]

 

GREATER ALLEGHENY

 

2019 Greater Allegheny Community Survey Report [Word]

 

GREAT VALLEY

 

2019 Great Valley Community Survey Report [Word]

 

HARRISBURG

 

2019 Harrisburg Community Survey Report [Word]

 

HAZLETON

 

2019 Hazleton Community Survey Report [Word]

 

LEHIGH VALLEY

 

2019 Lehigh Valley Community Survey Report [Word]

 

MONT ALTO

 

2019 Mont Alto Community Survey Report [Word]

 

NEW KENSINGTON

 

2019 New Kensington Community Survey Report [Word]

 

SCHUYLKILL

 

2019 Schuylkill Community Survey Report [Word]

 

SCRANTON

 

2019 Scranton Community Survey Report [Word]

 

SHENANGO

 

2019 Shenango Community Survey Report [Word]

 

UNIVERSITY PARK

 

2019 University Park Community Survey Report [Word]

 

WILKES-BARRE

 

2019 Wilkes-Barre Community Survey Report [Word]

 

YORK

 

2019 York Community Survey Report [Word]