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Security & Safety

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College has security staff at the Richland Campus daily during building hours.


Incidents on Campus

Crimes occurring on campus will be reported to the appropriate local law enforcement agency. The Office of Security and Safety investigates violations of the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Student Handbook, which is available to all students online. These incidents are referred to the appropriate administrative office for further action.

To report a crime or emergency, members of the College community should call the Office of Security and Safety by dialing 814.262.6427 or extension 6427 from any campus phone. Campus community members can also report crimes in person to the Office of Security and Safety located at 101 Community College Way at the Richland Campus. Depending on your location, crimes, or emergency situations can also be reported as follows:

  • Crimes or emergencies occurring at Pennsylvania Highlands in Richland can be reported to the Richland Township Police department by dialing 911.

  • Crimes or emergencies occurring at other Pennsylvania Highlands sites can be reported to local law enforcement jurisdiction by dialing 911.

  • To report an incident or concern online (including our Anonymous Tip Line), click here.


Active Shooter Information

An "active shooter" is an individual who is engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearm(s), and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. When are Active Shooter is in your vicinity, you must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with the situation. You have three options:

  1. Run: Leave your belongs behind. Have an escape route and plan in mind.
  2. Hide: Hide in an area out of the shooter's view, and lock the door or block the entry to your hiding place.
  3. Fight: Fight as a last resort and only when your life is in imminent danger.

For more information on an Active Shooter situation, please refer to the following resources:


Jeanne Clery Annual Report

Click Here to view our Annual Security Report. This Security Information Report is required by the College and the University Security Information Act of Pennsylvania and the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act" of the Federal Government is available here, at the Office of Security and Safety, and at other campus locations.


Office of Security and Safety
814.262.6427
security@pennhighlands.edu

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