Public Safety Officers
The uniformed arm of the Public Safety
Department includes approximately 16 full- and part-time public
safety officers who service the Holy Family community 24
hours a day, seven days a week. Public safety officers follow
and enforce the policies and procedures set by the University,
as well as appropriate local, state and federal laws.
Background investigations are conducted on all officers and include pre-employment criminal history checks, Department of Motor Vehicles operator license validations, productivity profiles, education level verifications, and previous employment history checks.
All officers receive 10 days of security-principles training and community-orientation training, which includes field training prior to assignment. At the completion of the first 30 days of employment, all officers receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training and are required to complete a certification examination covering all aspects of security principles training, orientation, and field training. The public safety officer’s knowledge is tested in such subjects as criminal law, campus and private security, patrol techniques, authority of arrest, defensive tactics, emergency safety procedures, and crisis intervention.
Public Safety Staff Members
Joseph McBride, BS
Director of Public Safety
Tel: 215-637-7700, ext. 3642
Direct Line: 267-341-3642
Northeast Philadelphia Campus
Holy Family — Newtown
NEP Campus ................ 267-341-3361
Newtown ........................ 267-341-4011
Woodhaven ................... 267-341-5011