Department of Public Safety
690 South Church Street
West Chester, Pennsylvania 19383
DPS employs 20 full time sworn police officers who have received their primary training under the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Act (PA Act 120). This is the same required training that municipal police officers throughout Pennsylvania receive. Officers on campus participate in annual police update training under PA Act 180.
Police Officers employed at West Chester University receive their police powers from the Governor of Pennsylvania and have full power of arrest for any violation of law on campus property. University Police are responsible for enforcing all Federal, State and Local laws in addition to the rules and regulations of the University. University Police are responsible for investigating all reports of criminal activity on campus and to coordinate with other law enforcement agencies as needed.