The Westminster College Department of Public Safety provides safety and security services to the campus community 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the year. Some of the services provided include campus wide patrol, escort services, transportation services for sick or injured persons, safety inspections, enforcement of college rules and regulations, security for special events (athletic events, celebrity series, etc.), campus lock down, traffic control, administration of the College vehicle registration and parking program, and investigation of various criminal and traffic incidents on campus. The Public Safety Department is also the clearing point for "lost and found" property.
The Public Safety Department is made up of nineteen members, the majority of whom are retired from public emergency service agencies, primarily state and municipal police. Public Safety officers have a wide range of training and experience in resolving a plethora of safety and security issues and emergency situations.
The offices of the Public Safety Department are located in suite 165 in the McKelvey Campus Center or may be reached by phone at extension 7126. If unavailable at that extension, the officer on duty may be reached via dispatch services at extension 7777 or 724-946-7777 if off campus. The Director of Public Safety is located in room 346 in the McKelvey Campus Center or by calling extension 6216.