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Office of Safety & Security Program and Policies

​​​​​​​​​The principal objective of the Providence College Office of Safety and Security is to safeguard members of the college community and to protect private and institutional property on campus. To accomplish this task, it is essential that violators of college rules be identified and detained. In many instances, this requires a close and constant liaison between Providence College Security Department, college officials, and all other law enforcement agencies.  

​​As a service organization, the Security Department attempts to contribute to the smooth functioning of college community life by stressing the importance of crime prevention, the individual's obligation to take necessary precautions, the cooperation of each member of the college community to safeguard personal and college property, and the care that must be taken to comply with fire regulations.

The Office of Safety and Security has a collaborative relationship with the Providence Police Department, and the existence of their substation on College property helps facilitate timely and effective responses to emergencies.  While the Office of Safety and Security has no jurisdiction outside of the Providence College campus, it is always ready and willing to provide assistance and information to off-campus students. On some occasions, this service may include contacting the police, rescue unit, medical personnel, or parents of an injured or aggrieved student. ​

As part of the Office of Safety and Security, the Department of Emergency Management directs emergency response education and participation in training exercises that enhance crisis response knowledge and skills. Examples include: FEMA Incident Command System for Higher Education, Active Shooter Response, and Workplace Violence Response and Prevention. Our Security officers have extensive backgrounds in law enforcement at the state or local level, and/or have significant experience in emergency management and critical incident response.

Providence College will do everything in its power to make the college a secure place for all who work, study, and live on campus. But maintaining a safe campus is not the work of the Security Department alone; maintaining a safe and secure campus affects all members of the college community. We ask for your help and your cooperation in our effort to make a reality at Providence College.​​

​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 Resources Answering Service:

To access confidential resources from the Personal Counseling Center and Campus Ministry.
Available 24/7: 401.865.1333

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