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Safety and Security






215-951-2999 - 24 Hour Communications Center/Campus Emergency

215-951-2620 – Campus Security Main Office


Email:  securityrequest@philau.edu

City of Philadelphia

311 Non-Emergency


215-686-3390 Philadelphia Police 39th District Non-Emergency



Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) at Bucks County

Bucks County Technology Park

215-526-0960 Bucks County Technology Park Security


215-633-3700 Bensalem Police Department Non-Emergency



Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) at Atlantic City

The Carnegie Center

609-626-3844 Carnegie Center Security (Affiliated with Stockton University Police)

609-347-5780 Atlantic City Police Non-Emergency


Stockton University Campus

609-652-4378 Police Non-Emergency

609-652-4378 Police Administration


Shore Memorial Hospital – Somers Point

609-653-3500 Switchboard/Security

609-927-6161 Somers Point Police Non-Emergency



Crime Report

All crimes occurring at any Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) location should be reported to the University Security Department at 215-951-2999. This will ensure inclusion in the Security/Fire Safety Report Listed below.


Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) Security/Fire Safety Report required by the Jeanne Clery Campus Security Act and the Pennsylvania College and University Security Information Act are available at www.philau.edu/security/cleryrpt.html.   The document contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, crime reporting policies, crime/fire statistics, disciplinary procedures, fire safety and other matters of importance related to security on campus.  You can receive a paper copy of the report by contacting the Department of Safety and Security at (215) 951-2620.


The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Annual Security and Fire Safety Report can be found at http://intraweb.stockton.edu/eyos/police/content/docs/2014%20Annual%20Report.pdf . This document contains important security and fire safety information listed above for the Carnegie Center and the Stockton campus.


Safety Tips: Deterring Theft


"Opportunity" or "temptation" crimes may occur when property is left unattended.  By taking away the opportunity, these thefts cannot be committed.  With everyone's assistance, these crimes can be deterred and the campus rendered much safer.  The following sensible precautions can be taken to protect property and reduce the possibility of becoming the victim of these crimes:


  • If you are the victim of a crime, no matter how minor it might seem, notify Security or Police immediately

  • In academic buildings and labs never work alone

  • Do not leave your personal belongings (books, purses, backpacks, gym bags, computers, coats, cell phones, etc.) unattended in the library, academic buildings, athletic facilities or classrooms;

  • When your vehicle is parked, do not leave items of value in plain view.  Always lock your car doors and roll up the windows

  • Report any suspicious person(s) or activities immediately

  • Be aware of your surroundings avoid distractions such as cell phone conversations and displaying cell phones on the street

  • Don’t walk alone


Emergency Procedures


In Philadelphia, emergencies such as crime, fire, serious illness or injury, and bomb scares, call Campus Security at 215-951-2999 or ext. 2999 from a campus telephone. In the event of a campus telephone failure contact Campus Security at 215.848.5555.


Throughout campus, there are “blue light” emergency telephones which, when activated, automatically connect you to the department of Safety and Security.

You are strongly encouraged to register your cell phone to receive emergency text alerts at https://www.philau.edu/security/ and click on the Rave Mobile Security button.  In addition you can sign up for local or regional notifications at www.ReadyPA.org


The University publishes emergency procedures in the Emergency Resource Guide, which can be found online at: http://www.philau.edu/security/erg.html  or can be viewed by downloading the Philadelphia University App for IPhone or Android and selecting the Alert Info button.


For the Bucks County Location you can view emergency information at http://www.buckscounty.org/government/EmergencyServices/EmergencyManagement . We strongly encourage Bucks students to sign up for emergency notifications at www.ReadyPA.org


For the Atlantic City Location The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey has established an emergency procedure guide located at: http://intraweb.stockton.edu/eyos/police/content/docs/Emergency_Procedures_Guide_optimized.pdf.

It contains information on their all hazards approach to emergency planning. Stockton’s text messaging system is an opt in system. To “opt in,” go to the College’s Web site and log onto the goStockton portal, then to the STUDENT SERVICES TAB. Click on UPDATE EMERGENCY TEXT MESSAGING CONTACTS, and provide contact information. For more information on this subject go to www.stockton.edu/hr The Atlantic County Office of Emergency Management (Atlantic City and Somers Point) has a Code Red Emergency Notification System that can be accessed at www.aclink.org/oep/.


Sexual Misconduct


Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) is committed to fostering a safe living and learning environment for all students. This includes freedom from any form of discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. We expect community members to engage in relationships that are characterized by mutual respect and affirmative consent. The Jefferson Non-Discrimination Statement details the obligation of the University and all its members to respect the rights of all individuals.


The University’s response to any sexual misconduct seeks to balance the rights, needs and privacy of victims and those of the accused, while maintaining the health and safety of the campus community. Special emphasis is placed on violence prevention, providing support for those who may have been victimized, and ensuring a vigorous enforcement of institutional policy and law.


If you or someone you know may be a victim of sexual harassment, sexual violence, or any other behaviors prohibited under this policy, you are strongly encouraged to seek immediate assistance from The Dean of Students Office, Safety and Security, The Counseling Center or Health Services or the local Police Department. The Director of The Office of Accessibility Services serves as the Title IX Coordinator, and in that role oversees all matters related to sexual misconduct, including the complaint process. Full information on Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Policies can be found at http://www.philau.edu/titleix/




Every member of the campus community (faculty, staff, students, and visitors) must register their vehicle.  Please see the current Parking and Traffic Regulations brochure at the web address below, during parking registration on the web or by requesting a paper copy from the department of safety and security.


A parking permit can be obtained from any networked computer by going to www.PhilaU.edu/security/parking and completing the registration process on line.  (Please be sure to have your vehicle information available).  To pick up a permit, the registrant must personally appear at the Safety and Security and present a current Campus ID, valid driver's license, state vehicle registration card, and proof of insurance. 


Jefferson shall assume no liability or responsibility for theft, damage or loss that may occur while parked in any locations listed above.


Bucks County Location

Parking is available at the Bucks County Technology Park, 4800 East Street Road. There is no required registration for parking at that location. Escorts are available from the security staff at the technology park. You can call at the number listed above or make the request in person at the security desk located just outside the Jefferson offices.


Atlantic City

The preferred parking lot for the Carnegie Center is located at 1713 Pacific Avenue. A parking permit can be obtained at the security office on the first floor of the building. Carnegie security staff actively patrols the areas between the building and parking lots. They are available to provide escorts to vehicles upon request.

Additional Philadelphia Resources


Car Trouble


The Department of Safety and Security provides "jump-start" assistance in the event of a dead battery.  Safety and Security can be reached by dialing 215-951-2999 using any of the blue light emergency phones around campus or any campus phone.  It is recommended that you place the emergency number in your cell phone-215-951-2999.


Ram Shuttle


The Ram Shuttle is a free service available for the Jefferson community.  The drivers are not permitted to pick up or discharge passengers at any location other than those listed below. When road conditions are deemed unsafe for vehicular traffic, the service will not operate or will cease operation.  The Ram Shuttle is for the security and safety of the campus community as part of a comprehensive security program and not for convenience.  Therefore, transportation is not guaranteed and individuals with disabilities have transportation priority. The Ram Shuttle circuit is a continuous loop with stops across from the Safety and Security Building, The Tuttleman Center Lot, Downs Hall Lot, The Ram Stop at Philadelphia University Drive, and the Falls Center. The location of the shuttle can be viewed by downloading the Philadelphia University App for IPhone or Android and selecting the transit button.  Escorts are available after the Ram Van shuttle stops running.  Contact Safety and Security at 215-951-2999 for a safety escort.