“Feeling safe in our environment is one of our most basic needs, and the Millersville community should feel comfortable that they are living, studying, working and visiting a campus that cares about safety,” said Millersville University Chief of Police Pete Anders.
BestColleges.com agrees that Millersville University is a safe campus and recently named the University one of the safest college campuses in America. The website ranked Millersville number eight out of 23 schools listed for excellent campus safety. Anders was honored to receive this recognition for the effort that he and his staff put in to ensure that Millersville remains a safe campus.
“For our officers, it provides a sense of value to their work for the community we serve,” he said.
The University is equipped with 29 emergency phones, also known as “Blue Light Phones,” and has a 24-hour police patrol and camera surveillance, active shooter training seminar and a threat assessment team that will assist Millersville University police with any high-level threats. Anders notes how important community involvement and cooperation is to the execution of Millersville’s safety protocol. “Our officers connect on a daily basis not just with students, but with housing, counseling, health services, student services and facilities staff. It is a collective effort,” Anders said. “Community policing relies on the community trusting and engaging our officers. We are ahead of the curve because we have that at Millersville.”
To read more about Millersville’s Campus Safety ranking, visit Best College Campus Security