Public Safety officers patrol the campus around the clock, year round in marked police vehicles, on foot, and on patrol bicycles. Officers are primarily responsible for maintaining a safe and secure living and working environment, emergency response, facility security and property protection, traffic and enforcement of campus parking regulations, and enforcement of applicable federal, state, and local laws, and College policies and regulations. Officers are assigned as liaisons to specific residence halls and work with Resident Assistants and other Campus Life staff to promote general well-being and safety in the residence halls. Officers work closely with our Campus Life partners in the assigned buildings to provide training and information to promote crime prevention awareness and to develop healthy relationships with the residents of the building.
The department also maintains a twenty-four hour communications and dispatch office. Call 717-245-1349 for non-emergency information and general service requests. The communications office has radio and back-up emergency telephone communication links with the local emergency response agencies. The central fire and security alarm receiver is located in the communications office allowing constant monitoring of the system. Security cameras located throughout campus, and the card access system, are also monitored by the DPS communications office. The office is open and accessible for walk-in comments and assistance twenty-four hours per day. The Department of Public Safety is located in the Kaufman Building at the corner of West Louther and Cherry Streets (400 W. North Street).
To report a crime or an emergency on campus, call the Department of Public Safety. The Public Safety “Hot Line” to report an emergency from on campus phones is extension 1111. Simply dial 1111 and you will be connected to the Public Safety emergency telephone line.
**If you would like to report a cime but remain anonymous click on the image to the right.
- 1111 (from on-campus) for emergency help
- 1349 (from on-campus) for non-emergency assistance. Safe Walk, the campus escort service, is also available by calling this number.
- 717-245-1111 (from off-campus or from a cell phone) for emergency help
- 717-245-1349 (from off-campus or from a cell phone) for non-emergency assistance.
If you observe a crime or a suspicious incident, call immediately. Don’t assume someone else has made the call. Try to provide the dispatcher with accurate, detailed information about the problem. When reporting an emergency try to explain your needs as calmly as you can. STAY ON THE LINE until the dispatcher says it is OK to hang up.
Reporting a crime:
Call the Department of Public Safety at ext. 1111 and report any and all details of the incident.
Describe the suspect’s appearance, clothing, height, weight, coloring, scars or other noticeable features.
Describe the location of the incident.
Describe the suspect’s vehicle, license plate number and direction of travel.
Crimes often occur in clusters. If you report a crime or a suspicious situation, you might prevent the next one from taking place. An activity which you feel is unusual may be a sign of a criminal act. It is crucial that you contact the Department of Public Safety immediately whenever you see or hear something suspicious. DPS will respond to all reports of suspicious activity - whether or not you choose to identify yourself. Your call could prevent a crime against a friend, a neighbor, or yourself.
Signs of crime may include: A scream or call for help - A strange car repeatedly driving by - A broken window - A stranger noticed entering your neighbor’s room or home or entering an office or lab with no apparent business to transact -A stranger loitering in a parking area or near your home, residence hall, or work area - A stranger in possession of two bicycles - Someone trying to jimmy a car window. Public Safety officers respond to all reports of crimes and emergencies and may complete an “Incident Report” for crimes occurring on or adjacent to college property. Crime (incident) reports can be made at any time.
Crime In General
Dickinson College Department of Public Safety
Business No: (717) 245-1349
On Campus Ext No: 1349
Campus Emergency Contact: (717) 245-1111
On Campus Emergency Contact: Ext 1111
Fax No: (717) 245-1054
TTY No: (717) 245-1044
Location: Public Safety, Kaufman Building
Physical Address: 400 West North St. Rear, Carlisle, PA, 17013-2896
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1773, Carlisle, PA, 17013-2896
E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Borough of Carlisle Police Department 240 Lincoln Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
Telephone: (717) 243-5252
Pennsylvania State Police – Troop H, Carlisle 1538 Commerce Ave., Carlisle, PA 17013
Telephone: (717) 249-2121
Pennsylvania State Police Department Headquarters (non-emergency)
(Business Hours 7:00 am – 4:30 pm)
1800 Elmerton Ave.
Harrisburg, Pa 17110
Telephone: (717) 783-5599
Public Information Office (Media Relations): (717) 783-5556
For Information Concerning:
• Criminal History: (717) 783-5495
• Crash Reports: (717) 783-3380
• Expungement Unit: (717) 783-5499
Magisterial District Judge Cumberland County, Carlisle (09)
District Court: 09-2-02
Judge Jessica E. Brewbaker, Esq.
18 North Hanover Street, Suite 106
Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone : (717) 240-6564
Fax: (717) 240-7821
MDJ Director for Cumberland County Pennsylvania