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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.

Annual Security Report

As provided by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, prospective students and employees are entitled to request and receive a copy of the College’s Annual Security Report. The report includes statistics for the past three years concerning crimes (whether they occurred on campus, in off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College, or on public property adjacent to campus) reported to campus security authorities. Each report also provides campus policies and practices concerning security – how to report sexual assault and other crimes, crime prevention efforts, policies/laws governing alcohol and drugs, victims’ assistance programs, student discipline, campus resources, and other matters. The Security Report is available on-line through the following link:

Providence College Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

If you do not have access to the internet, you may obtain a copy of the Security Report from the Department of Public Safety by submitting a request in writing directly to: Providence College, Director of Public Safety, 1 Cunningham Square. Providence RI. 02918-0001.

Availability of Clery 60 Day Crime and Fire Log

The Department of Public Safety maintains a Clery Act 60-Day Crime and Fire Log. The following information is filed in the Log: nature of call, date/time reported, date/time incident occurred, general location, and disposition of the incident, (if known). This Log is accessible in the Department of Public Safety and is open to the public for inspection, upon request, during regular business hours (Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m).​​​

NCCP Safety Link


​​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​​

report a crime link box 

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