Public Safety

580 Snake Road (between Trax Hall and River Road)


Public Safety building entrance

Lewisburg and the Bucknell University campus are vibrant and safe places to live united by a strong sense of community. Bucknell Public Safety works in close collaboration with our many campus and community partners to ensure that Bucknell remains a safe environment for living and learning.

Our department is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, but our service to the Bucknell community goes beyond patrolling and responding to emergencies. We can escort you back to your residence hall late at night, offer a jump-start if your car battery dies, train you in emergency self-defense and ensure your on-campus event goes smoothly, among other services. We encourage you to stop by our department headquarters or contact us to learn more.

Report an incident or tip confidentially

In an Emergency

Dial 911 if an emergency response from an ambulance, fire company or off-campus police department is needed.

Public Safety emergency contact: 570-577-1111

Sign up for emergency alert notifications from Public Safety

See more emergency contact information and guidance


Bucknell Public Safety BSAFE app logo

The BSAFE App is a community safety application you can use to directly alert Public Safety about safety and security concerns — including anonymously — and request immediate assistance. The app can be downloaded from the Apple Store or Google Play by Bucknell students and employees.

Learn more

Additional Safety Information

Find information to keep you safe in the event of a fire, flood, tornado or an active shooter and learn about our safe escort service.

Safety information

Parking Information

Bucknell provides designated parking areas for students, University employees and visitors. All parking spaces on campus other than visitor spaces are permit parking only and University students, employees and contract employees must register and obtain a parking permit for each vehicle they will park on campus.

Learn more about parking permits, regulations and fines

Community Resources

Training Opportunities

Public Safety provides a variety of training materials and officer-facilitated presentations and classes upon request, including programs in self-defense and events management.

Learn more and request a presentation

Tell Us How We're Doing

Public Safety QR Code for Community Safety Feedback

Use our feedback form to provide anonymous feedback to Public Safety. You can comment on any aspect of public safety on campus as well as about local police and fire departments. We will use it to continually evaluate our services to advance our mission of providing outstanding public safety service to the campus community.

Please provide your feedback

Events Management

Public Safety provides security at many on campus events, following best practices developed in conjunction with the University's Office of Events Management.

Learn more and request security for your campus event

Lewisburg Borough Emergency Alerts

In addition to Bucknell's system, the Borough of Lewisburg has its own emergency alert system. To sign up for text or phone emergency alerts from the borough, please visit the link below.

Lewisburg emergency alerts