Crime Statistics

The DeSales University Police prepares and distributes the Annual Security and Fire Report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. This report is prepared in cooperation with the local law enforcement agencies surrounding our main campus and alternate sites, office of student life, office of judicial affairs, office of emergency services, and the office of campus environment.

Campus crime, arrest and referral statistics include those reported to DSUPD, designated campus officials (including but not limited to directors, deans, department heads, judicial affairs, res life, advisors to student organizations, athletic coaches, and other designated campus security authorities) and local law enforcement agencies. Though exempt from reporting, pastoral and professional health counselors inform their clients of procedures to report crime to the University Police on a voluntary or confidential basis, should they feel it is in the best interest of the client, or when there is an on-going threat to the DeSales University community.

Each year, an e-mail notification is made to all enrolled students and current employees that provides the web site to access this report, and a brief summary of the contents of the report. 

Copies of the report can also be obtained from the DeSales University Police Department at 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA 18034-9568, or by calling 610.282.1100 extension 1740.

Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act
Under the federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, which went into effect on October 28, 2002, any person who is required to register with the Commonwealth under Pennsylvania's Megan's Law as a sex offender must notify the state if they are employed or a student at a college or university. The law also requires institutions of higher learning to advise the campus community where law enforcement agency information provided by the Commonwealth may be obtained.

The DeSales University Police Department currently works in cooperation with the Upper Saucon Township Police Department and the Pennsylvania State Police Megan's Law Unit to receive information on current registered sex offenders residing within the University community. Information regarding sex offenders may be obtained by contacting Upper Saucon Township Police at 610.282.3064 or the Pennsylvania State Police website.

Criminal Records 
In order to ensure a safe and secure environment for its employees and students and to verify the information provided by prospective employees, in conjunction with the employment process, the University conducts background investigations on applicants for employment.

A criminal background investigation will be conducted with respect to all University positions. Other background checks, such as verification of academic credentials, motor vehicle report, credit check, etc., may be directed by the Director of Human Resources in conjunction with the hiring manager. 

Weapons Policy 
Use or possession of firearms, ammunition, explosives, knives or weapons of any kind are not permitted anywhere on the campus at DeSales University.

Daily Crime Log
The Daily Crime Log, as required by the Clery Act, is available for viewing upon request at the DeSales University Police Administrative Offices, located on the second floor of the Lawless Center, from 7:30 am until 3:30 pm during the work week. The log contains the past 60 days of incidents and crimes reported to DeSales University Police. Any portion of the log that is older than 60 days will be made available within two business days of a request for public inspection.​

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