University Police & Public Safety

University Police & Public Safety

If you require Police or Ambulance assistance in an emergency, please dial 911.

Immediately notify Police by dialing 7575 from any campus phone or call 215-881-7575 from an outside line.

The department consists of a supervisor, three full-time Police Officers, four Security Officers and a full-time and part-time staff assistants. Departmental staff provide Abington campus with police and safety services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you need to speak with a police officer, you may call the Penn State Abington Police office at 215.881.7422 during normal business hours. You may also contact Police Services 24-hours-a-day by dialing 215.881.7575.

The Penn State Abington Police Office is located in Room 107, Rydal Building. The Office will be open during normal office hours 7:00-6:00 pm. We have officers on duty 24 hours a day and can be reached at 215.881.7575.  The Police and Public Safety  Department is also affiliated with the Montgomery County Communications Center. We may be contacted 24-hours-a-day through the "Montgomery County Police Dispatch".

The supervisor and all Police Officers are graduates of a certified police academy approved by the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission. All members of the department are commissioned under state law and have the same authority as municipal police officers in the Commonwealth; have complete annual training requirements established by the Commission, which addresses changes and revisions to the Pennsylvania Crimes Code and the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code; and maintain current certification in both first-aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Periodic in-service training is also provided in subjects directed toward the specific needs of the campus.

A cooperative relationship is maintained by the Penn State Abington Police Department with the surrounding police department. This includes: Abington Township Police Department, and  the Pennsylvania State Police, and various other state and federal agencies. Some of the benefits of these relationships are interaction in various training programs, the use of joint radio systems, coordination of coverage for special events, and most importantly, a mutual effort when investigating serious incidents.