Campus Safety

Campus Safety is located in the Gardner Integrated Athletic Center.  The Department is comprised of 22 full time and 4 part time people, as follows:

  • 1  Director
  • 1  Director of Operations
  • 1  Safety Coordinator (Assistant Director)
  • 1  Safety Coordinator (Assistant Director)
  • 1 Associate Director for Investigations
  • 1  Lieutenant
  • 3  Sergeants
  • 3  Corporals
  • 14  Security Officers (4 are part time)
  • 1  Administrative Assistant

Haverford College recognizes that many people are concerned about their safety on a college campus away from home.  Haverford College understands that concern and accepts its responsibility to employ security measures to ensure that our students enjoy their years at Haverford as free as possible from any threats to their safety or well-being. Haverford College is a community of more than 1100 residents, located in a residential suburb of Philadelphia, with a combined population of more than 50,000 residents.  As part of that larger community, the College shares the universal concern about crime, as crime is a national problem that affects even the suburban area around Haverford College. Although the College has been fortunate to not experience a large number of serious crimes, such incidents can and have taken place.  To prevent such incidents in the future, a trained campus security force is responsible for a number of measures to ensure that the students and their possessions are protected.

The Department reports directly to the Vice President for Finance and Administration, and works closely with the Police Departments of Haverford and Lower Merion Townships, to create a safe and secure campus environment. All members of the Department receive training in first aid, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, and AED (Automatic Electronic Defibrillators).  Officers’ knowledge of law and regulations are kept current through regular in-service training. Security staff provides transportation to either the College Health Services – or to Bryn Mawr Hospital when Haverford’s medical facilities are closed.  The Campus Safety Department makes every effort to prevent crime, provides highly visible security patrols (vehicular and bike), and responds quickly to the needs of individuals on campus and in the College community as a whole. Security staff attend annual training on cultural diversity and rape/sexual assault awareness issues. A standard criminal records search is conducted on every applicant considered for a position within the Security Department.

Crimes involving violence, major property loss, or felonies are reported immediately by the Department to the appropriate Township or state agencies.  In the event of an emergency, or when a serious criminal incident has occurred, the Department will use appropriate channels to notify the Haverford community.

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