Public Safety & Police Services

The mission of the Kutztown University Department of Public Safety and Police Services is to enrich the living, learning and working experiences of the Kutztown University community. This will be accomplished by protecting life, maintaining order and safeguarding property in partnership with the community it serves.

Chief John F. Dillon headshot

Chief John Dillon

On behalf of the dedicated and committed men and women of your Kutztown University Department of Public Safety and Police Services, I welcome you to our website.  I would like to thank you for taking the time to learn about our organization. I’m honored to have the privilege of serving the University community and, as the police chief, I invite you to interact with our officers and familiarize yourself with the various programs and services we provide.

Our police officers patrol the campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They provide any police-related services needed on campus. Our officers are fully certified  police officers. The police department is backed by a security staff that works side-by-side with us. Our job is to protect the students, staff, faculty and visitors to campus as well as the University’s physical assets. We do so by monitoring and responding to alarms, controlling access to university facilities, high-visibility patrol of campus areas, and walking escorts to those who request it.

Our Annual Fire and Security Reports have important information and excellent resource listings, so please take the time to read them.  


John F. Dillon, Chief of Police

KUDOS: Public Safety & Police Services

We sat down with Public Safety & Police Services to get an inside look at the dedicated individuals who enrich the living, learning and working experiences of the Kutztown University community by providing a safe and secure environment in which students can learn and maintaining order throughout various facets of the KU campus.


Kutztown University Police have primary law enforcement jurisdiction on all areas of our campus regardless of municipality.


All incidents that occur within the Kutztown University campus community are to be reported to the KU Public Safety and Police Services (610-683-4002).  Our law enforcement partners, if contacted, will refer the call for service back to Kutztown University Public Safety.

On behalf of all our staff. We thank you!