Police Dept

Bloomsburg University Police

The Bloomsburg University Police Department is located at the rear of the Andruss Library on Swisher Circle. It is organized as a traditional police department and officers are commissioned with statewide arrest authority. All officers are Act 120 certified and receive state-mandated yearly training that exceeds state standards and provides full range law enforcement services 24 hours every day, 365 days a year. The Bloomsburg University Police Department offers a variety of resources for crime deterrence and response, including uniform patrol, bicycle patrols, investigators, community outreach and other support services. The officers work closely with area federal, state and local law enforcement agencies as well as the Bloomsburg fire department.

The police department is dedicated to preserving a peaceful and safe environment for the entire university community. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors are urged to be aware of and alert to the possibility of criminal activity on campus and to report all crimes or suspicious activity. If you "See Something, Say Something®."

The police department reports all crimes to the PA Uniform Crime Reporting System (UCR) which is compiled by the PA State Police Bureau of Research and Development. Additionally, BU PD reports annually to the Dept. of Education as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Higher Ed Opportunity Act. The Daily Crime Log is maintained at the University Police Department and may be viewed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fall 2018 Police Dept Staff

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Welcome to the Bloomsburg University Police Department website. On behalf of the dedicated men and women of our department, I thank you for visiting our website. We hope that you will find valuable insight into our department, its mission, and our role within the academic environment at Bloomsburg University. The information provided is designed to be a resource; we want to keep you informed of campus crime statistics, agency news, safety initiatives, and the various other patrol and public safety services that we provide to the university community.

The safety and well being of our students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors is our top priority. We are committed to providing the highest level of professional police services to foster student success and a safe learning environment for all.

Our philosophy of community policing embodies the importance of cooperation, education, and police-citizen partnerships. Our commitment to this style of policing allows us to be part of the fabric of the Bloomsburg University Community and assist us in cultivating true partnerships with you, the community we serve. We equally believe every member of the Bloomsburg University community has a shared responsibility in their safety and reporting suspicious activity. Help us keep the University safe and a wonderful place to work and study.

We are honored to serve you and welcome your comments and concerns. To contact Bloomsburg University Police, please call 570-389-2211

Leo V. Sokoloski