Safety and Security at Shippensburg University

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is a member of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education and is concerned about the safety and welfare of everyone in the campus community. No campus is entirely isolated from crime, and Shippensburg University is no exception.

Shippensburg University has developed policies and implemented procedures in order to increase awareness and provide precautionary measures for all persons on our campus. The information contained within this publication is designed to provide an overview of the Department of Public Safety as well as other campus safety and security measures that have been instituted at Shippensburg University. This report is prepared by the Department of Public Safety, which includes the University Police Department as well as the Safety Department. It is in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act. It is produced in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies, the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Student Conduct, the Office of Residence Life and Housing, the Student Health Center, the Women’s Center and the Counseling Center in addition to off-campus agencies, the Pennsylvania College and University Security Requirements (Chapter 33), The Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 and The Accuracy in Campus Crime Reporting Act of 1997.


CLERY REPORTABLE CRIMINAL OFFENSES REPORTING TABLE
Offense
Year
Geographic Location
Total
On-Campus Property
On-Campus Housing
Non-Campus Property
Public Property
Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter
2015
0
0
0
0
0
2014
0
0
0
0
0
2013
0
0
0
0
0
Manslaughter by Negligence
2015
0
0
0
0
0
2014
0
0
0
0
0
2013
0
0
0
0
0
Rape
2015
1
1
0
0
1
2014
3
3
0
0
3
2013
4
3
1
0
5
Fondling
2015
0
0
0
0
0
2014
2
1
0
0
2
2013
4
3
0
0
4
Incest
2015
0
0
0
0
0
2014
0
0
0
0
0
2013
0
0
0
0
0
Statutory Rape
2015
0
0
0
0
0
2014
0
0
0
0
0
2013
0
0
0
0
0
Robbery
2015
0
0
0
0
0
2014
0
0
0
1
1
2013
1
0
0
0
1
Aggravated Assault
2015
0
0
0
0
0
2014
1
1
0
0
1
2013
0
0
0
0
0
Burglary
2015
5
5
0
0
5
2014
4
4
3
0
7
2013
16
16
1
0
17
Motor Vehicle Theft
2015
1
0
0
0
1
2014
0
0
0
0
0
2013
0
0
0
0
0
Arson
2015
1
0
0
0
1
2014
0
0
0
0
0
2013
0
0
0
0
0

**CRIMES REPORTED IN THE STUDENT HOUSING FACILITIES COLUMN ARE INCLUDED IN THE ON-CAMPUS CATEGORY.

*There were no reported Hate Crimes for the years, 2013, 2014 or 2015.

*There were Zero (0) unfounded crimes in 2013, One (1) unfounded crime in 2014, and Two (2) unfounded crimes in 2015.

*All tables included statistics reported by Shippensburg Borough Police and the Pennsylvania State Police (Carlisle Barracks) for their jurisdictions that apply to our Clery Geography.

VAWA VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN REAUTHORIZATION ACT) OFFENSES REPORTING TABLE
Offense
Year
Geographic Location
Total
On-Campus Property
On-Campus Housing
Non-Campus Property
Public Property
Domestic Violence
2015
1
1
0
0
1
2014
0
0
0
0
0
2013
1
0
0
0
1
Dating Violence
2015
3
3
0
0
3
2014
0
0
1
0
1
2013
0
0
1
0
1
Stalking
2015
1
1
0
0
1
2014
0
0
0
0
0
2013
0
0
0
0
0

**CRIMES REPORTED IN THE STUDENT HOUSING FACILITIES COLUMN ARE INCLUDED IN THE ON-CAMPUS CATEGORY.

*There were no reported Hate Crimes for the years, 2013, 2014 or 2015.

*There were Zero (0) unfounded crimes in 2013, One (1) unfounded crime in 2014, and Two (2) unfounded crimes in 2015.

*All tables included statistics reported by Shippensburg Borough Police and the Pennsylvania State Police (Carlisle Barracks) for their jurisdictions that apply to our Clery Geography.

ARRESTS AND DISCIPLINARY REFERRALS REPORTING TABLE
Offense
Year
Geographic Location
Total
On-Campus Property
On-Campus Housing
Non-Campus Property
Public Property
Arrests: Weapons, Carrying, Processing, Etc.
2015
0
0
0
0
0
2014
0
0
0
0
0
2013
0
0
0
0
0
Disciplinary Referrals: Weapons, Carrying, Processing, Etc.
2015
0
0
0
0
0
2014
1
1
0
0
1
2013
0
0
0
0
0
Arrests: Drug Abuse Violations
2015
29
18
6
1
36
2014
38
26
1
0
39
2013
33
20
3
0
36
Disciplinary Referrals: Drug Abuse Violations
2015
13
13
0
0
13
2014
30
26
0
0
30
2013
10
10
1
0
11
Arrests: Liquor Law Violations
2015
110
42
5
0
115
2014
137
66
6
1
144
2013
157
90
4
0
161
Disciplinary Referrals: Liquor Law Violations
2015
73
69
0
0
73
2014
53
53
0
1
54
2013
89
89
0
0
89

**CRIMES REPORTED IN THE STUDENT HOUSING FACILITIES COLUMN ARE INCLUDED IN THE ON-CAMPUS CATEGORY.

*There were no reported Hate Crimes for the years, 2013, 2014 or 2015.

*There were Zero (0) unfounded crimes in 2013, One (1) unfounded crime in 2014, and Two (2) unfounded crimes in 2015.

*All tables included statistics reported by Shippensburg Borough Police and the Pennsylvania State Police (Carlisle Barracks) for their jurisdictions that apply to our Clery Geography.


ANNUAL CRIME STATISTICS - PART II OFFENSES
Offense
Year
Geographic Location
Total
On-Campus Property
On-Campus Housing
Non-Campus Property
Public Property
Disorderly Conduct
2015
13
8
0
0
13
2014
25
8
4
0
29
2013
28
5
5
0
33
Driving Under the Influence
2015
3
0
0
3
6
2014
5
0
0
0
5
2013
7
0
0
0
7
Public Drunkenness
2015
10
1
0
0
10
2014
24
5
2
1
27
2013
22
5
3
0
25
Embezzlement
2015
0
0
0
0
0
2014
0
0
0
0
0
2013
0
0
0
0
0
Forgery and Counterfeiting
2015
2
0
0
0
2
2014
0
0
0
0
0
2013
1
0
0
0
1
Fraud
2015
6
2
0
0
6
2014
2
0
0
0
2
2013
3
1
0
0
3
Gambling
2015
0
0
0
0
0
2014
0
0
0
0
0
2013
0
0
0
0
0
Larceny/Theft
2015
34
34
0
0
34
2014
40
6
1
0
41
2013
48
8
3
0
51
Offenses Against Family
2015
0
0
0
0
0
2014
0
0
0
0
0
2013
0
0
0
0
0
Other Assaults (Not Aggravated)
2015
6
6
4
1
11
2014
6
2
1
0
7
2013
7
2
0
0
7
Prostitution
2015
0
0
0
0
0
2014
0
0
0
0
0
2013
0
0
0
0
0
Receiving Stolen Property
2015
2
0
0
0
2
2014
1
0
0
0
1
2013
2
2
0
0
2
Vandalism/Criminal Mischief
2015
25
9
4
0
29
2014
17
4
7
0
24
2013
23
6
3
0
26
Vagrancy
2015
0
0
0
0
0
2014
0
0
0
0
0
2013
0
0
0
0
0
All Other Offenses
2015
15
9
0
0
15
2014
25
8
1
1
27
2013
15
8
1
0
16

**CRIMES REPORTED IN THE STUDENT HOUSING FACILITIES COLUMN ARE INCLUDED IN THE ON-CAMPUS CATEGORY.

* There were no reported Hate Crimes for the years, 2013, 2014 or 2015.

* There were Zero (0) unfounded crimes in 2013, One (1) unfounded crime in 2014, and Two (2) unfounded crimes in 2015.

* All tables included statistics reported by Shippensburg Borough Police and the Pennsylvania State Police (Carlisle Barracks) for their jurisdictions that apply to our Clery Geography.

University Student/Employee Population – Fall Semester 2015

ENROLLMENT
Undergraduate 6027
Graduate 1031
Total 7058
Non-Student Employees 906

Who is responsible for campus security?

The Department of Public Safety is responsible for providing security and police services on our campus. It has two components: the University Police Department, which has 16 full-time police officers who have received their training under Act 120 (the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Act) and their police commission from the Governor and the Secretary of Education of Pennsylvania; and the University Safety Department, which is staffed by an Environmental Health and Safety Manager. University police officers also are required to attend annual update training under PA Act 180.

All full-time employees of the Department of Public Safety, in addition to any mandated or specialty training, also receive annual in-service training that includes CPR and first aid training.

The Department of Public Safety encourages all campus faculty, staff, students and guests to act responsibly and to report criminal activity in a timely manner to ensure a safe campus environment for everyone.

What is the enforcement authority of Public Safety personnel?

University police officers have full authority to enforce all state and federal laws, as well as any applicable university policies. The University Police Department is the police department of jurisdiction on the Shippensburg University campus. University police authority includes the power of arrest on campus property. University police officers also may initiate campus judicial board proceedings for violations of the Student Code of Conduct, as a sole process for resolution or in addition to criminal charges.