Like any community, DeSales University experiences crimes, accidents, injuries and other emergencies. Any criminal offense, suspected criminal activity or other emergency on campus should be directly reported to the University Police by telephone or in person.
For emergencies, dial 911 or extension 1250 from any campus phone, or 610.282.1100, extension 1250, from any off-campus public or private phone. These numbers are staffed 24 hours a day by communications personnel.
All crimes and/or emergencies occurring on campus should be reported to this office as soon as possible. In addition to the traditional methods of reporting incidents, the University also has an Emergency Telephone network that is directly connected to the University Police communications center. These emergency bluelight telephones are strategically located around campus.
Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to report crimes directly to the University Police, but may also report criminal offenses to designated campus officials (including, but not limited to, directors, deans, department heads, judicial affairs, and athletic coaches) or to local law enforcement agencies. Upper Saucon Township Police may be contacted via telephone through Lehigh County Communications at 610.437.5252.
Members of the University community may also anonymously report criminal incidents from an on-campus phone by dialing extension 1488. To use the Confidential Crime Tip Line, call extension 1488 and leave your anonymous message. All confidential and anonymous reports of crime are included in the annual statistical report. Although exempt from reporting requirements of the Clery Act, pastoral and professional mental health counselors are encouraged to refer persons they are counseling to report crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in the annual statistics, especially if the incident poses a continuous threat to the campus community.
The Office of Residence Life (extension 1442) is located in McShea Student Center and can assist students in reporting incidents. The Office of Human Resources (extension 1485), located in Lawless Center - 2nd floor, can assist employees with reporting crimes.
The DeSales Universtity Police report all crimes to the Pennsylvania State Police for inclusion in the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) System. Reports are also shared, if requested, with the Upper Saucon Township Police and other local police departments. A daily crime log is maintained at the Office of University Police, Public Safety, and Security and is available to the public during normal business hours.
Additional resources are listed on the Police and Public Safety Contact page.
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.
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.