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The Security Department is called upon daily to perform a variety of specialized services for both the University and the Hospital. Whether, a student, faculty or visitor, Thomas Jefferson University places a high priority on your personal safety. That is why our Security Department is well-trained, well staffed and supported by state-of-the-art security technology. While on the Jefferson campus, you can be assured that our Security Department is working to keep you safe.

Please take the opportunity to browse this site where you will find useful information on safety and security while visiting our campus.

Letter from the Director

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We are the Campus Security Department and our daily mission strives to provide a secure environment for all persons visiting and working on our campus. The brave men and women of the Security Department make every endeavor to maintain an acceptable level of order and safety throughout the campus. While our primary mission is the protection of persons and property, our plan requires that all security personnel have an obligation to possess a demeanor of “good will” and “service”.

To ensure your protection, officers and supervisors are on duty at all times. We also maintain a 24hour campus Security Response Center, and we are in two-way radio communication with all officers and supervisors on duty. We encourage you to contact us with any concern as we are always willing to respond and support any situation that has even the slightest potential to disrupt our campus environment. Our department also includes an investigative unit staffed with highly experienced investigators. We provide follow-up inquiry and reassurance to eliminate any situation brought to our attention that could upset the campus environment.

Although we work diligently at our mission, we need your support and participation. We encourage you to always be aware of your surroundings, properly secure your personal property, and contact us with any concern no matter how small. Together we can ensure a safe campus environment.

On behalf of the dedicated and courageous men and women of the Security Department, I welcome you to Jefferson.

Joseph E. Byham, MAS, CPM, CHSP                                                                                                                             Director of Public Safety

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Numbers to Know

Police/Fire/Medical Emergencies:
Campus Phone: 811

Non Campus Phone: 911

Security Office
(215) 955-8888

University Health Services
(215) 955-6835

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