The department provides 24-hour patrol services to the campus and University-owned properties year round. The University Police is governed by a state statute that gives our officers the same authority as municipal police officers.
University Police is also responsible for parking enforcement and traffic control. Officers have first-aid training as Emergency Responders and provide first rescue response and fire suppression services to the campus. To increase interaction with the public, the University Police maintains a bicycle patrol unitas well as a canine unit.
University Police strives to establish a social and physical environment wherein people on the campus may be free from fear
and, therby, contribute to the quality and excellence of The Pennsylvania State University