Campus Security

Crime Awareness and Campus Security

MISSION STATEMENT

The primary responsibilities of the LTSP Security Office are:

  1. Protection of life and property
  2. Prevention of crime
  3. Providing service to members of the seminary community while concurrently preserving an environment conducive to the pursuit of educational goals and personal growth

It is the endeavor of the security office to fulfill these responsibilities in a courteous, polite manner.  We realize that as members of the seminary security detail, we perform an important public relations function for the seminary and that we must reflect a favorable image of the seminary in our contacts with the community and the general public.  We pledge to maintain a high standard of conduct and proficient performance in our duties through continuing education and in-service training.

 

FUNCTIONS OF THE SECURITY OFFICE

The principal functions of the security office are:

  1. Provide personal safety for members of the seminary community and visitors.
  2. Protection and security of seminary property.
  3. Crime prevention and investigation.
  4. Enforcement of seminary rules and regulations.
  5. Ensure federal and local laws are not violated.
  6. Provide security for designated functions.
  7. Reporting hazardous and unsafe conditions regarding seminary property.
  8. Security and protection of personal property of the members of the community and their guests.
  9. Provide services to the community as outlined by office policy and procedure.

POLICY, PROCEDURES, AND REPORTS

The following manual contains a number of important policies and procedures concerning crime prevention. We wish to make you aware of them not only because we are required to do so by Federal law, but also because it is sensible to take precautions regarding your safety and security.

Although violent crimes committed against LTSP students, faculty and staff are very rare, all of us have a common interest in maintaining a safe learning and teaching environment. Take precautions to secure your valuables and those of the school. Unattended rooms should be locked, valuable possessions should not be kept in open view, and strangers in school buildings and residences should be reported. Always lock your car. Use a club or electronic alarm system.

The seminary makes every effort to maintain a safe and secure environment. If you notice areas of our buildings that need repair and maintenance or need lighting replaced, or if you have suggestions that will help us improve the safety of the school, please use the repair request forms located in the facilities office in the basement level of Hagan Hall.

Keep this manual handy for future use. It contains information on how to contact the police department and other important safety information. Thank you for being attentive to your own safety and that of other students and associates.

 

Contact:

VINCENT D. FERGUSON

Chief of Safety and Security

vferguson@ltsp.edu

Network extension: 7502

Mobile/emergency: (215) 248-4665

 

 

INTRODUCTION

LTSP highly values the individual and collective security of its faculty, staff and students. The U.S. Congress has set many requirements for campus crime policies and reporting. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), codified at 20 U.S.C 1092(f) as part of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), requires that LTSP disclose policy information and crime statistics as part of a campus security report published annually. This information herein serves as the most recent campus security report for the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia for the academic year 2007-2008.

At LTSP, the Office of Safety and Security  has the responsibility for gathering statistics, identifying reportable crimes and providing them to the Department of Education and the public, and for the preparation of this report. The campus security report can be viewed on the LTSP website and copies of it may be obtained from the LTSP security office or the Registrar and Dean.

The information in this report comes from a variety of sources, including the City of Philadelphia Police Department, which reports pertinent incidents to The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Explore the site for more details.

Campus Security (Clery Act) Information
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