Widener University's Campus Safety Department: Harrisburg Campus
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Phone: (717)-541-3948
Fax: (717)-541-3998

Campus Safety Chief: Kevin J. Raport, kjraport@widener.edu
Phone: (302)-477-2202
Fax: (302) 477-2201

Campus Security and Fire Safety Report
The information on this website is provided in compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Additional information about the University's security policies and procedures and crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years can be found at http://www.widener.edu/about/widener_leadership/administrative/campus_safety/annual_security_fire-safety_report/default.aspx


Location
Located in the lobby of the ground floor of the library, the Campus Safety Desk provides safety service to the campus, responding to alarm violations as well as walk-in and telephone requests. The department utilizes vehicular patrol to ensure highly visible coverage of the campus.

The Campus Safety Department enjoys an excellent working relationship with the Susquehanna Township Police Department, which has primary police jurisdiction for the Harrisburg Campus. All matters brought to the Campus Safety Department's attention are investigated to determine appropriate action, and victims of possible crimes are offered the opportunity to report the incident to the Susquehanna Township police. In the event of a crime involving violence, major property loss, or a felony, the department automatically contacts the state police.

Safety Personnel
Safety personnel are identified under the Pennsylvania Code as proprietary agents of the university whose authority is limited to the immediate and adjacent vicinity of university property. The safety officers do not carry weapons. Widener safety officers in Harrisburg do not have the power to arrest. The force is composed of 2 full-time and 2 part-time officers.

Under the supervision of the Chief of Campus Safety, officers are provided in-house training in basic criminal laws and procedures. In addition, all receive on-the-job and in-service training and instruction in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and automatic external defibrillation (AED).