In the event of a crime, students are strongly encouraged to contact PCOM security or, in extreme cases, to directly contact the local police department.
PCOM security department records all reported crimes that occur on campus. As required by the College and University Security Act of Pennsylvania, the College submits a crime report annually to the state police.
If a member of the College community has reason to believe that a student is missing, contact Security and Public Safety immediately. Security and Public Safety will generate a missing person report and initiate an investigation.
After investigating the missing person report, should Security and Public Safety determine that the student is missing and has been missing for more than 24 hours, Security and Public Safety will notify the local police department.
The College has strict policies banning the use of alcohol and illegal drugs by students and employees while on campus. Effective March 15, 1986, alcoholic beverages are not served on the premises to any group or individual. Alcohol and drug abuse is an infraction of PCOM policies and procedures for students and employees, which may lead to suspension. Students or employees convicted of crimes are not automatically terminated, but the nature of the offense and its relationship to the safety of other students or employees is taken into account. Falsification of employment applicant information will result in termination upon discovery.