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Public Safety

Public Safety

The number one priority of the Public Safety Department is to protect the people and property of Saint Vincent College, Seminary and Archabbey grounds. It will enforce the rules and regulations established by the College and the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

To report a problem on campus, please use the Campus Safety Concern Reporting Form.

Please click here to view the Saint Vincent College Campus Pet Policy

Please click here to view a campus map.

Please click here to view a map with designated smoking areas on campus.

Contact Public Safety

Phone: 724-805-2311

Services Offered

Public Safety also provides support such as vehicle jump starts and unlocks, campus escort, Operation ID, ID cards, parking permits, key issuing and much more. Please contact us at 724-805-2186 or if you have questions. If you need to make a payment to Public Safety, you can do so online using the link below.

Saint Vincent College does not permit drone fly-overs of its campus without the explicit permission of the College and clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration.

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  • Crime Prevention

    Crime prevention is a shared responsibility of the entire community. The Public Safety Director is responsible for development and implementation of crime prevention programs. The crime prevention message is delivered in several different ways. Incoming freshmen are briefed on safety and security matters as part of their orientation process. Prefects are encouraged to make presentations during their mandatory floor meetings. Several crime prevention and fire safety videos are available for their use. Crime Prevention posters are hung in various locations throughout the campus. A variety of Crime Prevention Handouts and pamphlets are placed in the Public Safety Office, Student Affairs Office, and the Wellness Center. Crime Prevention videos are programmed a few times a year to be shown on the campus television network. Several other programs have been instituted at Saint Vincent. The Operation Identification program provides individuals with a pamphlet on how to mark important belongings to help prevent their theft or their recovery and an engraver. A form is available to record the important data about the item, such as serial number, model number, and date of purchase and value. Another program is the Escort Service. An individual can request a walking escort by an officer from anywhere on campus to anywhere on campus. Crime prevention reminders are often posted to the Saint Vincent portal and when necessary, crime prevention bulletins are mailed directly to each individual or emailed.
  • Shuttle For Break

    Break Transportation Service

    As a service to our students, service to the airport, bus or train station in Latrobe is available through Veterans Cab at a cost of approximately $6. Veterans Cab is available Monday – Saturday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., or 24/7 with prior reservation, and can be reached at 724-537-7704 or at

    For those traveling farther afield, SuperShuttle offers airport service to Pittsburgh Airport for members of the Saint Vincent community. The company may be contacted directly at 800-258-2826 (800-BLUE VAN) or online at Reservations are required. Return trips to campus are also available.

    We want to ensure that students have the services they need for safe travel to and from home during breaks. Those with questions may contact Public Safety at ext. 2186 or If you need additional assistance, please also feel free to contact Student Affairs at ext. 2564.

  • Omnilert And Outdoor Siren

    In Case of Emergency

    Saint Vincent employs an outdoor emergency messaging system as well as a text messaging service contracted with Omnilert. Omnilert is a voluntary, but highly encouraged program for the faculty and staff and mandatory for students. In addition, Saint Vincent employs email messaging.

    The immediate notification will be made without delay unless in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, the notification will hamper victim assistance, interfere with the ability to contain or mitigate the emergency event. Saint Vincent uses pre-recorded messages for the outdoor notification system and templates for the Omnilert text messaging system.

    The President of Saint Vincent College is the approval authority for all activations on the Saint Vincent College Campus with the exception of the Pittsburgh Steelers Summer Training Camp.

    The on-duty Emergency Telecommunications Operator will immediately activate the systems without administrative approval in situations where the delay will cause or have a high propensity to cause immediate casualties. This will be reserved for situations such as an active shooter. Saint Vincent College allows for parents/families to sign up for Omnilert alerts. They receive notification on a real time basis. A follow-up email can be sent to parents/families that are on the Bearcat listserv.

  • Parking Permit

    Applying for a new parking permit

    If you have never previously had a permit: 

    • Login with your last name and SVC ID number (located on your ID card), excluding zeros at the beginning (i.e. instead of 00005550, it would just 
    • be 5550). If you receive an error message, please contact the public safety department at 724-805-2186. 
    • Please enter your profile information in the appropriate boxes starting with your home address then entering your campus address. Enter your 
    • vehicle information. You will need to have the year, make, model and license plate number in order to process the request. 
    • Do not include hyphens or spaces when entering your license plate number.
    • Click “Request New Permit”.
    • Click “Submit Info”.

    If you have previously had a permit: 

    • If you have previously had a permit verify that the profile information is correct, if it needs to be updated click on “Edit Profile” to amend the information.
    • If you have already had a permit please verify that the vehicle information is correct, if it needs to be updated click on “Add Vehicle” to amend the information, if you are adding a new vehicle you will need to have the year, make, model and license plate number in order to process the request.
    • Do not include hyphens or spaces when entering your license plate number.
    • Click “Request New Permit”.
    • Click “Submit Info”.

    Please double check your profile information before trying to submit for a permit. If there are any red asterisks next to information the system will not let you proceed until they are totally complete. If you have any questions please call Public Safety at 724-532-5204. We are open Monday thru Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

    Continue to the Parking Permit Request on the Portal

Annual Security and Safety Report

  • Clery Act

    Annual Security and Safety Report

    Saint Vincent College is a Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts college that prides itself on the personal relationships among students, faculty, administration, staff, and Benedictines. This network of relationships provides the environment for the growth and safety of its individual members. The College has an enrollment near 1850 (We have a capacity for 1283 in on-campus housing, with a typical yearly occupancy rate ranging from 94% to 99%.) with approximately 175 full and part-time faculty members and 379 additional non-faculty employees. Sharing the campus with the College is Saint Vincent Seminary, a Catholic school of theology and house of formation that prepares approximately 50 candidates for ministry as Catholic priests of which approximately 30 are residents in the diocesan seminarians’ residence halls, namely Leander Hall and Roderick Hall.  Also on campus, Saint Vincent Monastery houses about 100 Benedictine Monks.

    Saint Vincent College and Seminary are located in the Laurel Highlands recreational region on a suburban campus in Unity Township, near the City of Latrobe, 35 miles east of Pittsburgh on Route 30 East. The campus consists of 30 buildings with over 1,000,000 square feet of space on over 200 acres of improved grounds.

    The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is prepared in accordance with Pennsylvania Legislative Act 73 of 1988, College and University Security Information Act. It is also prepared in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Reporting Act (20 USC 1092(f) as codified by 34 CFR 668.46, Institutional security policies and crime statistics and 34 CFR 668.41(e), Annual Security Report.  

    Download Entire Report


    PA State Crime Report

    College Crime Report

    Seminary Crime Report

    College Hate Crime Report

    Seminary Hate Crime Report

    Fire Safety Systems Report

    Fire Statistics Log