Uniformed officers patrol the campus on foot, bicycle, and in marked police vehicles. Officers respond to a variety of calls for service and self-initiate activity as appropriate. Police responsibilities include the enforcement of all criminal laws, traffic codes, and University regulations. The DeSales University Police Department provides the following services by professionally trained staff:
The Department also offers a variety of educational programs pertaining to theft protection, sexual assault awareness, personal protection, and alcohol use/abuse. Please contact University Police at 610.282.1100 ext. 1250 to inquire about programs.
Response to Fires and Other Emergencies
The fire alarm system in all buildings is connected to a central computer located at DeSales University Police Department. The fire alarm system in all buildings is monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week by University Police. Upon activation of an alarm, officers immediately respond accordingly.
>> Fire Code Policy and Procedure
>> Authority Having Jurisdiction for Fire Prevention and Life Safety
Emergency Medical Aid
All officers are trained in basic first aid, CPR, oxygen administration and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). AED/oxygen use at DeSales University complies with federal, state and local regulations governing the training and use of AED units. When emergency medical care and/or transport is required, Upper Saucon Ambulance Corps is requested by University Police through Lehigh County Communications Center.
For assistance with a disabled vehicle or a vehicle lockout, contact the University Police at extension 1250 from any campus phone or 610.282.1100, extension 1250 from any off-campus, cellular or pay phone.
The University Police Department provides an escort service for all members of the University community from sunset to sunrise seven days per week. Individuals requesting the use of the escort service should contact the University Police at extension 1250 from any campus phone or 610.282.1100, extension 1250 from any off-campus, cellular or pay phone. The escort service is also provided for sick/injured members of the University community 24 hours per day.
Lost and Found
Inquiries concerning lost and found articles should be directed to the Dooling Hall Information Desk and the Office of University Police, Lawless Center. The Information Desk can be contacted by dialing extension 0 from any campus phone.
Individuals are encouraged to register their bicycles with the DeSales University Police Department. Registration enables found bikes to be identified and returned to the owner. Registration forms are available from the DeSales University Police Department, Lawless Center.
Operation Identification Program
Members of the campus community are encouraged to engrave their personal property with a unique identification number. By participating in this program, individuals victimized by theft improve their chances of recovering personal property and aid law enforcement officer in successful prosecution. Any community member may borrow the engraving equipment from the Office of University Police. University Police will also engrave personal property upon request. To schedule an appointment, dial extension 1842.
Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Training
Anonymous Tip Line
Criminal incidents may be anonymously reported to the DeSales University Police Department from an on-campus phone by dialing extension 1488. To use the Anonymous Tip Line, dial 610.282.1100, extension 1488 and leave your message. All information is kept confidential. Individuals may report all types of crimes, including drug activity, assaults and thefts. Please provide us with as much information as possible, including when the crime occurred. If known, also provide the name and description of the person(s) who committed the crime. If you wish to be contacted, please leave your name and telephone number.
This telephone number is not intended for in-progress crimes. If you are currently witnessing a crime or need immediate assistance on campus, dial extension 1250 from an on campus phone or 610.282.1100, extension 1250 from a cellular or pay phone.
If you need to be fingerprinted for employment, volunteer work, internship, etc., the Upper Saucon Township Police Department is available for this service. They are located at 5500 Camp Meeting Road (the intersection of Camp Meeting Road and Preston Lane), Center Valley. Fingerprinting is done during normal business hours. Please contact Upper Saucon Township Police at 610.437.5252 to schedule an appointment.
24-hour Crisis Hotline
A 24-hour Crisis Hotline is available by contacting University Police at 610.282.1100 ext. 1250. All information received from a victim will be treated as confidential upon request. Any student or employee wanting to talk or needing help at any time can call 610.282.1100 ext. 1250. If you are unsure what to do or who to call, please call. Help is only a phone call away.