Emergency - Town of West Hartford
Campus phone: 9-911
Non-campus phone: 911
USJ Public Safety
Campus phone: x5222
Non-campus phone: 1.860.231.5222
West Hartford Campus
At the West Hartford campus, the Department of Public Safety maintains a close working relationship with the West Hartford Police Department and the West Hartford Fire Department. Public Safety Officers cannot make criminal arrests but do enforce University rules and regulations on campus, including parking and traffic violations. Every effort is made to enforce these rules and regulations equitably and professionally.
Academic and administrative buildings on campus are secured with lockable entrances and, in many cases, intrusion-detection systems. Public Safety Officers may admit faculty, staff and students after normal business hours if an appropriate University official has contacted Public Safety and authorized such access. The Public Safety Officer will ask to see a University identification card for verification. Buildings that are open during the evening for classes and computer use are secured by Public Safety when the classes have concluded.
Faculty, staff, and students working in their offices, classrooms and laboratories are encouraged to follow these personal safety recommendations:
Residence halls are locked 24 hours a day. Access for resident students and staff is via the University identification card issued by Public Safety. Resident students are permitted to have guests visit them but must follow guidelines established by Residential Life. Resident students are not to prop open any doors or allow the entry of strangers into the residence hall. Maintenance staff, including maintenance mechanics, housekeepers, custodians and groundskeepers, continually wear their University identification cards. Vendors and contractors must be escorted into the residence halls by Public Safety Officers. No maintenance staff, including vendors or contractors, are permitted in residence halls prior to 9:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m. except in emergency situations. Any students or staff that observe an unauthorized person in a residence hall, are asked to please contact Public Safety immediately.
University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy
In addition to the West Hartford campus the Department of Public Safety maintains officers on duty at the University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy located at 229 Trumbull Street in Hartford during the hours of operation 7 days a week. The Department of Public Safety maintains a close working relationship with the Hartford Police Department and the Hartford Fire Department with regards to issues at the School of Pharmacy.
The Department of Public Safety School of Pharmacy post is located on the first floor lobby. A Public Safety Officer is on duty at this station whenever the School of Pharmacy is in session.
The department operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, and officers patrol campus on a regular basis. Contact us for more information or to learn about the following services:
In accordance with the Federal Student Right-to-Know and Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, the following report has been created in order to publish statistics about violations of the law that have occurred on our campus. The report is published and distributed to the University of Saint Joseph campus community every year in September. The report contains statistics for the prior calendar year and the two previous calendar years. View the 2017 University of Saint Joseph Campus Security and Fire Safety Report.
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of
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