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:
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 610-282-1002.
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.. 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 Office of University Police, Lawless Center.
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
Criminal incidents and tips may be anonymously reported to the DeSales University Police Department by texting DSUTIP and your message to 50911. 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.
DSUTIP 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 610.282.1002 from any phone.
If you need to be fingerprinted for employment, volunteer work, internship, etc., contact DSUPD at 610.282.1002.
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.