campus is patrolled by armed, sworn Police Officers commissioned by the
Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Education & Training Commission
(MPOETC). Their authority is
contained in Pennsylvania statutes 53 P.S. § 2162 - 71
P.S. § 646.1 and the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure,
Chapter 1, Part A, Rule 103.
The Graduate Center is patrolled by trained security
officers who are employed by an outside agency. They work in collaboration with building officials, the Lincoln
University Department of Public Safety and the Philadelphia Police Department.
The Department of
Public Safety consists of a Director/Chief of Police, two (2) Assistant
Directors/Captains, three (3) Sergeants, three (3) Corporals, thirteen (13)
Police Officers and six (6) Residence Hall Security Officers. Our department
also features traditional and non-traditional police duties, Crime Prevention,
Fire Safety, a K-9 Unit and Bike Patrol.
As the Director of
Public Safety, I embrace an open door policy. Every member of the Public Safety
staff is readily available to meet with any member of the University community
to discuss a problem or concern they may have or to simply serve as an advisor
on campus issues related to safety on campus. Please feel free to offer
comments and suggestions to my attention.
On behalf of myself and the entire
department, remember our motto, SAFETY IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY. GET
Chief Larry J. Woods
of Public Safety