The Office of Public Safety & Security is located in Barbelin, Room 13.  The Public Safety & Security Service Center is located inside Campion Student Center, Room #229, and offers a convenient, accessible, one-stop location to obtain information and secure parking, transportation, access and ID card services.

The office reports to the Vice President for Student Life, and consists of a Director; Assistant Director Operations; Public Safety Investigator; Customer Service Manager; Public Safety Captains; Public Safety Lieutenants; Public Safety Officers; Public Safety Bicycle Officers; Residence Hall and Athletic Center Desk Attendants, contracted through Allied Universal Security Services; and Parking Gate Attendants. Philadelphia Police Officers are hired for patrol services through the Philadelphia Police Department and shuttle bus service is contracted through Easton Coach and Transnet transportation service.

Our department is concerned primarily with maintaining the highest level of security possible on the University’s campus and within the University’s facilities. The University’s security officers are not police officers and they do not carry firearms; any criminal investigations are conducted by the Philadelphia Police Department or the Lower Merion Police Department which are responsible for coverage at Saint Joseph’s University.

Because the safety and security of the University is the shared responsibility of all who live, work and study on the campus, members of the University community are encouraged and expected to use common sense where personal safety is concerned and to report any suspicious or criminal activities to the Department of Public Safety at 660-1111. Emergency phones are located throughout the campus both inside and outside of campus buildings. Dialing is not required on these phones. When the receiver is lifted or the button is pushed the phone automatically calls Public Safety.

Department of Public Safety Administrators


Name Position Phone Email
Arthur Grover Director 610-660-1164
Mark Lemon Assistant Director of Operations 610-660-1161
Martin Havira Investigator 610-660-1110
Colleen Klose Customer Service Manager 610-660-1165


Name Position Email Shift
Teresa Stewart Captain 7am to 3pm shift
Jennifer Portalatin Lieutenant 7am to 3pm shift
Francis Walsh Lieutenant 7am to 3pm shift
Tim Trucksess Captain 3pm to 11pm shift
Sharina Jackson Lieutenant 3pm to 11pm shift
Brian Schaubhut Lieutenant 3pm to 11pm shift
Darrell Stewart Captain 11pm to 7am shift
Katarsha Saunders Lieutenant 11pm to 7am shift
Niheem Jackson Lieutenant 11pm to 7am shift