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Office of Safety & Security

Welcome to the Providence College Office of Safety and Security. Security operates twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. We hope to keep you informed of all information important to the College community and to provide you with a better understanding of the operation of this office.

Major John Leyden
Executive Director, Safety and Security

As provided by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, prospective students and employees are entitled to request and receive a copy of the College’s Annual Security Report.  The report includes statistics for the past three years concerning crimes (whether they occurred on campus, in off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College, or on public property adjacent to campus) reported to campus security authorities.  Each report also provides campus policies and practices concerning security – how to report sexual assault and other crimes, crime prevention efforts, policies/laws governing alcohol and drugs, victims’ assistance programs, student discipline, campus resources, and other matters.  The Security Report is available on-line through the following link:

Providence College 2015 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report 

If you do not have access to the internet, you may obtain a copy of the Security Report from the Office of Safety and Security by submitting a request in writing directly to: Providence College, Director of Safety and Security, 1 Cunningham Square. Providence RI.  02918-0001.

Availability of Clery 60 Day Crime and Fire Log

The Office of Safety and Security maintains a Clery Act 60-Day Crime and Fire Log. The following information is filed in the Log: nature of call, date/time reported, date/time incident occurred, general location, and disposition of the incident, (if known). This Log is accessible in the Office of Safety and Security and is open to the public for inspection, upon request, during regular business hours – Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact us

Office of Safety and Security
Huxley Avenue Gate
Phone (General): 401-865-2391
Phone (Emergency): 401-865-2222
Fax: 401-865-1391
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week

Confidential Disclosures Dispatch Number:
For after hours support of students who have experienced sexual assault or dating violence
24/7 Confidential Helpline: (401) 865-1333

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