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Homeless Veterans Stocking Project

It’s a Wonderful Life holiday cheer has spread to the IUP Police Department this winter! Stop by our lobby, check out our holiday décor, and drop off a donation for the Homeless Heroes Stocking Project.

Information for Students: Support Following the Oct. 8, 2023, Off-campus Incident

As part of the investigation by Pennsylvania State Police about the October 8 violence at the Chevy Chase Community Center, persons in attendance at the event may have been required to turn over personal items, including cellphones, to police; or, in the confusion of the event and leaving the community center, you may have left personal items at the scene.

IUP Police Donates to Food Pantry

The IUP Police Department was proud to donate items to the Food Pantry on campus in preparation for welcoming students for the fall semester.

Honoring National Purple Heart Day

August 7 is Purple Heart Day. The IUP Public Safety Department wants to thank our veterans and their families for their sacrifices for our freedom.

IUP Public Safety Department Participates in National Night Out

The IUP Public Safety Department participated in National Night Out on August 1, 2023, at IRMC Park.

University Police and Public Safety Relocates to Robertshaw

The Office of University Police and Public Safety has relocated to Robertshaw. Fingerprinting services have moved to Clark Hall

Honoring National Nurses Week

The Department of Public Safety would like to honor and celebrate all nursing professionals for their dedication and excellence during National Nurses Week, May 6–May 12, 2023.

Director of Public Safety/University Police Chief Candidates to Visit, January 30, February 6, and February 8

Three candidates for the position of Director of Public Safety/University Police Chief will be on campus Monday, January 30; Monday, February 6; and Wednesday, February 8, with one candidate visiting each day. Director of Public Safety/University Police Chief Candidates to Visit Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 8

Addressing Last Week’s Rumored Threat of Violence—A message from Vice President Fitzsimons and Vice President Segar

Additional information to help understand what occurred last week, the actions we took to protect you, and what to expect for future communications with regards to potential dangers and imminent dangers on and around our campuses.

Director of Public Safety/University Police Chief Candidate Visit

Three candidates for the position of Director of Public Safety/University Police Chief will be on campus between Tuesday, May 10, and Thursday, May 12, with one candidate visiting each day. All IUP community members are encouraged to attend a university-wide open forum for each candidate, which will also be live-streamed.

National Police Week and Peace Officer Memorial Day

Peace Officers Memorial Day, which every year falls on May 15, specifically honors law enforcement officers killed or disabled in the line of duty. IUP’s Police Department will host a memorial service on Wednesday, May 12, at noon in Toretti Auditorium at the Kovalchick Athletic and Convention Center. The public is welcome to attend.

Parking Garage Temporarily Closed May 9–27

The IUP Parking Garage will be temporarily closed for necessary annual cleaning and maintenance beginning on Sunday, May 9, 2021. The garage is scheduled to reopen on Friday, May 28.

Pennsylvania's New “Move Over” Law In Effect

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, the new “Move Over” Law went into effect in Pennsylvania.

Relocation of Parking and Transportation Services Office

The Parking and Transportation Services office has moved from University Towers to the lobby of Clark Hall, effective Monday, April 12,

A Message in Support of Anti-Racism and against Police Violence

Anthony Clement, interim director of Public Safety and University Police, offers a statement about the Department’s continued commitment to anti-racism and anti-bias in light of the George Floyd murder trial.

Don't Forget to Spring Forward this Sunday

Daylight savings time begins at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 14. After setting your clocks forward an hour this weekend, check off a few items from this list to stay ahead of emergencies.

Test of IUP's Emergency Notification System to be Held on Wednesday, Feb. 17

The test will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. and will include text messaging, voice calls, email, and desktop alerts. Testing of the public address system will come at a later date.

National Burn Awareness Week Kicks Off

Nearly 500,000 people are treated for burns each year. The primary causes of injury include fire/flame, scalds, electrical, and chemical burns. The Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner is encouraging Pennsylvanians to learn more about burn hazards, and how to avoid injury, in observance of National Burn Awareness Week, February 7–13, 2021.

Reminder: Full Parking Enforcement in Effect

Please be reminded that full parking enforcement is in effect. Valid parking permits must be clearly displayed while parking in Commuter, Faculty, Staff, and Long-term designated parking lots on the IUP campus. When parked in a pay-by-space area, you must pay, in advance, for the time you will be parked.

COVID-19 Free Public Testing Clinic, February 13–17

In an effort to mitigate the local spread of COVID-19, the Department of Health will, once again, be offering free COVID-19 testing. Anyone is eligible to be tested, symptomatic or not.

Winter Storm Warning Issued for Wednesday; Heavy Snow Expected

A winter storm warning has been issued for Indiana County from 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 15, to 7:00 a.m. Thursday, December 16. Heavy snow accumulations of 7–12 inches are expected. Travel could be very difficult, with hazardous conditions affecting both the evening commute Wednesday and the morning commute Thursday.

Don't Forget to “Fall Back”

Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 1, 2020. As we prepare our clocks to “fall back,” this is a chance to also prepare your home and family for emergencies.

National Preparedness Month, Week 4: Teach Youth about Preparedness

Week 4 of National Preparedness Month encourages parents to talk to their kids about preparing for disasters and emergencies and what to do in case they are separated. You are never too young to be prepared for an emergency.

National Preparedness Month, Week 3: Prepare for Disasters

It’s the third week of National Preparedness Month, and this week focuses on limiting the impacts that disasters have on you and your family.

National Preparedness Month, Week 2: Build Your Kit

Being prepared for any emergency is as simple as planning ahead and building an emergency kit. Assembling the supplies now that you might need following a disaster is an important part of your plan.