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Department of Public Safety

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Department of Public Safety

​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to the Providence College Department of Public Safety.  Public Safety operates twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

​"Working Together For A Safe Campus"​​

The mission of the Providence College Department of Public Safety is to safeguard members of the College community, to protect private and institutional property, and to prevent crime.  The Department of Public Safety strives to maintain an atmosphere of professionalism, courtesy and respect, while embracing diversity through community engagement, and hiring and training practices that enhance the overall mission of the Division of Student Affairs and Providence College.

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​​A Message from the Executive Director

Headshot of Major John Leydon​​​​​​​The safety and security of all members of the Providence College community are among this instit​ution's highest priorities.  On behalf of College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., we want to assure our students and their families, and our faculty and staff, that we have a coordinated and comprehensive plan in place for responding to a variety of emergencies that could occur as a result of human action or natural events.  Members of the Prov​idence College Public Safety and Emergency Management teams work collaboratively with the Providence Police Department to monitor local, regional, national, and international events t​hat may affect Providence College.  Key information is shared between our team and local, state, and federal law­‐enforcement teams. ​
Learn more about our office and policies h​ere​.

Major John Leyden
Executive Director, Department of Public Safety
Phone: 401.865.2390​​

Contact Us

Department of Public Safety
Huxley Avenue Gate
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week
Phone (General): 401.865.2391​​​​​
Phone (Emergency): 401.865.2222
Fax: 401.865.1391

Confidential Resources Answering Service:
To access confidential resources from the Personal Counseling Center and Campus Ministry.
Available 24/7: 401.865.1333

View Additional Contact Information​​

​Tip Now Anonymous Crime Reporting*
Call or Text: 401.281.9​​933
Online Report: Silent Witness Form​
*For an emergency needing an immediate response call 401.865.2222 or 911 ​