Message from the Director of Security

Campus Security

Campus Security urges everyone at PAFA to take an active role in ensuring personal safety and the protection of property by following four simple steps: LOCK, OBSERVE, CAUTION, CALL.

1. LOCK – limit the opportunity for property crimes

  • Keep studio doors locked whenever you're out.
  • Don't open locked elevator lobby doors for strangers or unauthorized people.
  • Keep track of keys to your studios.
  • Use locks on lockers.
  • Do not leave valuables in your studio in plain view.


2. OBSERVE – be aware of your surroundings

  • Keep track of personal belongings and don't leave them unattended, even for a short time.
  • Take note of any suspicious activity or persons in your vicinity.


3. CAUTION – don’t put yourself in danger

  • Avoid situations that put you at greater risk (such as walking alone after dark or in high crime areas).
  • Don't physically engage a suspect. Stay at a safe distance, note suspect's description, and seek help as soon as possible.


4. CALL – immediately report a crime (or suspicious activity) to Campus Security

  • Campus Security is on patrol, radio-dispatched 24/7, and can respond to emergencies on very quickly.
  • If you are near a Emergency Call Box in the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building, use the phone there. It will connect you directly to the Security Dispatcher.
  • Program this number into the speed dial on your cell phone: PAFA Security: 215-972-2083