Public Safety

La Salle’s mission is to ensure that your time spent at college is transformative but also safe. o Our Public Safety Department is committed to supporting that mission by providing safety services 24 hours a day, year-round. Creating a “culture of safety”, our primary goal, requires community involvement. We actively engage with our students, faculty and staff in creating and maintaining an environment where we can live, learn and work safely.

The Public Safety Department is responsible for protecting life and property, identifying and mitigating risks to safety, detecting crime, and responding to calls for assistance. We work closely with Residence Life and Community Development, the Philadelphia Police Department, and other La Salle and community resources to develop strategies to optimize safety and services.


Public Safety provides a number of services to support our community:

  • 24 hour dispatch center
  • Response to emergencies and calls for service
  • Documentation and investigation of campus incidents*
  • Walking, vehicle and bicycle patrol
  • On campus personal safety escorts
  • Shuttle service around campus and to the Broad St. SEPTA line
  • Residence hall security
  • Room lock-outs
  • Crime awareness education
  • Publish and disseminate Safety Advisories and Timely Warnings

*Some investigations are conducted jointly with PPD or may be conducted in parallel to PPD.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), La Salle publishes the annual report each Fall. The report includes statistics for certain campus crimes, alcohol and drug violations, and fire incidents for the preceding three calendar years, policy statements about crime reporting, access control, and emergency procedures, and prevention/response to sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and stalking. La Salle publishes Timely Warnings and Safety Advisories when circumstances dictate under the guidelines set out in the Clery Act.

View the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report »

Sexual Violence and Title IX

Sexual misconduct, sexual violence, and sexual harassment are serious offenses that are prohibited by Title IX and that La Salle University will not tolerate. La Salle firmly believes in providing an academic environment that is inclusive, values diversity, and in which each of its community members is respected, and thus, is free from all forms of sexual misconduct. All members of the community are responsible for ensuring such an environment exists.

Contact Us

  • For questions or assistance, call 215-951-1300 or 215-951-2111

Find Us

Public Safety’s headquarters and administrative offices are located on West Campus at Good Shepherd Hall which is in the “Shoppes at La Salle” parking lot at 5301 Chew Avenue.

More Information

Visit the Public Safety website for more information.