Reporting Missing Persons

Policy Name:  Reporting Missing Persons

Policy Number: STU-7023

Effective:  Legacy

Revised: Not applicable

Policy Statement

Reporting Missing Persons

Holy Family University Department of Public Safety thoroughly investigates all persons, including students reported as missing whether they reside on or off campus. To report a missing person, dial 3333 from a campus telephone, or use one of the blue light emergency telephones on campus, or call 267-341-3333 from off-campus phones. You can also report a missing person in person at the Department of Public Safety in the Campus Center building, which is staffed with professional personnel, 24/7. Additionally, you can request assistance from a Public Safety Officer on patrol or call 911.

The Director of Public Safety or Shift Supervisor, upon confirmation that a student is missing and cannot be located, shall notify the Dean of Students and/or the Associate Vice President for Student Life. If the missing student resides in on-campus housing, the Associate Director of Residence Life will also be notified.

If the missing student residing on campus has been missing for more than 24 hours, the Philadelphia Police Department/8th District will also be notified.

If a student is under 18 years old, the Dean of Students or the Associate Vice President for Student Life will immediately notify the custodial parent or legal guardian, and the missing student will be reported to the Philadelphia Police Department.

If a student over 18 years old has not designated an emergency contact, the law enforcement agency where the student’s primary residence is located will be notified. All notifications as mentioned in this section will be made by the Dean of Students or the Associate Vice President for Student Life.