Crime Prevention

Campus safety is a concern to all of us.  At Providence College, we are continually developing new programs and resources which focus on creating a safe and secure campus environment.  Some of the services available to you through the Office of Public Safety include:

  • Emergency blue light phones and security cameras are strategically provided throughout the campus and monitored 24 hours a day by Public Safety.
  • When deemed necessary, Timely Warnings (Crime Alerts) are issued through the Office of Public Safety via e-mail.
  • Students can register expensive property with serial numbers such as computers, bikes, and cameras with the Office of Public Safety.  This information will be maintained in a database that can be entered into the National Crime Information Center if the item is stolen.
  • The Friar Nite Shuttle Service is available to provide transportation between campus and the surrounding PC neighborhood.  The service, which is operated by Transportation Services, operates seven days a week when classes are in session.
  • Vehicle, foot and bike patrols are provided throughout the campus.

Crime Prevention Tips

As a member of the Providence College community, you can play an important role to help keep our campus safe.

Remember …

  • Do not prop doors open or leave your dorm room open
  • Walk in lighted areas at night
  • Do not wear headphones or look at your phone while walking
  • Use the Friar Nite Shuttle Service
  • Report crimes anonymously by our Silent Witness Online Form. (Do not use this form for crimes in progress – Call Public Safety immediately with the information)
  • Pay attention to campus Crime Alerts
  • Always lock car doors
  • Do not leave valuable items in your car in view
  • Remember to report any suspicious person immediately to the Office of Public Safety: 865.2391. In case of emergency, call 865.2222.