Moravian College police officers patrol campus on foot and in marked cars to promote the safety of the College community. These officers are fully commissioned police officers with full law-enforcement powers. Continual in-service training provides for the professional delivery of law-enforcement services.
Patrol officers help to prevent possible crimes by keeping a watchful eye on the campus. Prevention is the most important step in avoiding a crime. Moravian College Police Officers also provide engraving services for property that may deter would-be thieves while helping police to track stolen property.
Moravian College Police Officers are always available to talk. Whether it is a one-on-one discussion or a speech to a group of people, the Moravian College police officers will take time to educate anybody about the Department of Campus Police about methods used to prevent crimes. Officers also conduct fire and safety precaution talks with all incoming freshmen and participate in residential floor meetings with residential advisors.
The Department of Campus Police provides an escort service, available to all students, staff, and visitors to the College. The service is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and furnishes an escort to and from any point on campus. The purpose of the escort is to assist students and others in getting safely to their intended destination on campus. The escort can be arranged by calling the Department of Campus Safety at 610 861-1421.
When calling for an escort, you should supply the dispatcher with the following information:
- Your current location and your desired destination
- Your name
- A callback number in the event you must be notified of a delay for your escort. The dispatcher will attempt to have an officer escort you as soon as possible. However, at times, situations can and do arise that delay your escort.
Your escort may be on foot or in a car, depending on the availability of a cruiser, the distance of your location, weather, etc.
Escorts are provided for transportation to and from points on the College campus. They are not meant for grocery pickups, rides to off-campus locations, etc. Occasionally, exceptions to this rule will be made based on the discretion of the officer in charge.
If you choose not to use the Escort service, the Campus Police offer these tips for your safety while traveling around the campus, especially at night.
- Plan your route. Walk on well-lighted, busy streets whenever possible.
- Never take shortcuts through poorly lighted areas.
- Don't walk alone. Get a friend to walk with you, especially at night.
- Don't walk with earbuds or headphones on.
- If you must walk alone, walk near the curb. Avoid alleys, entryways, shrubs, and any unlighted areas.
- Have your keys ready before you get to your apartment, office, or car.
- If you discover that someone is following you, get to a well-lighted area (a dorm, the HUB, a store, gas station, etc.) and telephone the police.
- Never accept a ride from a stranger.
- Be alert and cognizant of your surroundings. Watch out for suspicious persons and dangerous situations. Notify the Campus Police of all suspicious persons by calling 610-861-1421 (Department of Campus Police)
Moravian College provides a bus service for its students, faculty, and staff between the Main Street Campus, the Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus, and St. Luke's Hospital. The bus begins its run at 7:30 a.m. and continues until half and hour after Reeves Library closes.
Sunday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday-Thursday: 7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday: 7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Disabled Motor Vehicle Assistance
The Moravian Campus Police will make all reasonable attempts to rescue or aid a motorist whose car has broken down on the Moravian College Campus.
Moravian College has a written parking/motor vehicle policy which explains this and others policies.
Emergency Blue Light Phones
All residence halls have exterior emergency phones located nearby at their entrance. These phones have an emergency red button that automatically connects to the campus police. Throughout campus, there are also emergency pole phones, recognizable by their blue lights, with a direct link to campus police.
Students should report criminal activity or emergencies of other kinds and concerns about campus safety to the Office of Campus Police.