Safety Updates
The Campus Safety Department has made great technological strides to ensure a safer campus environment. Surveillance cameras have been placed around campus to enhance the safety and security of Widener University. The surveillance cameras also provide the department with an additional way to monitor campus activities. These video cameras provide Campus Safety with a way to observe individuals before officers are even on the scene. Card Access Control has also been installed on all student residence halls to increase their physical security. Surveillance cameras and card access control are monitored 24 hours a day by the Campus Safety Office.

The Campus Safety Department works closely with the School of Law Dean's Office and the Office of Student Affairs to disseminate information about safety and security matters to the campus community through notices, newsletters, and annual brochures. Members of the university community on the Delaware campus are encouraged to attend crime prevention programs offered at the university's Main Campus in Chester, Pa. In addition, the School of Law weekly newsletter, The Weekly Digest , addresses the issue of campus safety and crime prevention, encouraging students to be aware and responsible for their own safety.

Emergensee Personal Security System

Emergensee is a free cell phone application that community members can download at When activated, your cell phone becomes a transmitter sending video, audio and your global position location to a computer in the Campus Safety Office. This application can be used anytime you feel uncomfortable on campus or witness the commission of a crime. The system will also work on any other college/university campus that has the system.

It’s important to remember that these are tools to supplement our overall Campus Safety efforts and not substitutes for basic safety measures. Always remember to travel in groups, especially late at night, and utilize the campus safety security escort service.

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