University Police


The Lock Haven University Police Department is here to serve you and we are committed to providing a safe and healthy campus environment. Among our highest priorities are the health and safety of all faculty, staff, students, visitors, and members of the neighboring community.

We provide extensive information about security policies and procedures on the Commonwealth University - Lock Haven & Clearfield campuses, crime data, and crime prevention information. You will also find some University policies, rules and regulations related to our areas of responsibility.

The men and women of this department are committed to making the LH campus a safe place in which to live, work, and study. University Police programs will support the educational mission of the University by coordinating the provisions of quality programs and services to reduce safety, health and environmental risk to the LH community in a manner consistent with responsible fiscal and environmental stewardship.

We recognize that our success is measured by our ability to create and foster responsibility and awareness throughout the campus and to integrate public safety consideration into academic and administrative missions. Our mission can only be accomplished with the support and trust of the University community and through partnering with the community to carry out our programs.



Our mission is to enhance the living, learning, and working experience at Lock Haven Campus by protecting life, maintaining order, and safeguarding property.  We fulfill this purpose by providing our community with a full range of services that meet the highest professional standards of campus public safety.  We are committed to working with the community to define our priorities and build lasting partnerships.  Our core values guide us in this mission.


We firmly adhere to the values set forth in this document and our professional ethics, as outlined in the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.  We expect every member of our department to uphold the highest ethical standards at all times.


We treat all members of the community and each other with courtesy, fairness, and dignity.


We will continually develop our knowledge, skills, and abilities to the highest levels possible to enable us to provide the finest police services to the Lock Haven Campus community.  Our approach is based on a commitment to excellence, innovation, and continuous improvement.


We value the opportunity to serve the community and will ensure that our conduct always merits trust and support.  We will accept full responsibility for our actions and will take appropriate actions to meet community and professional expectations.


We are committed to enhancing public safety and increasing the community's sense of security.  We will work in partnership with the community to identify and solve problems that affect the quality of life on campus.  We demonstrate our commitment to serve by placing the needs of others ahead of our own.


We recognize that individual and team contributions are essential to achieving our mission.  By sharing insight and guidance, and creating learning opportunities, we acknowledge that each member of our department makes valuable contributions to our purpose and vision.


We are proud of our profession, our colleagues, our department, and Lock Haven Campus.  We recognize the sacrifices our members make to ensure the safety and security of the community.  We will do everything necessary to ensure all our members feel appreciated and duly rewarded for their contributions.

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Contact Us

University Police

Glennon Building
Chris Prescott, Chief of Police
Glennon Building


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