Posted August 23, 2017
Campus Safety Services opens new station west of Broad Street
Police and security operation teams will be housed in the new station, which is aimed at providing more opportunities for communication between Temple Police and the community.
Temple Police expanded their presence over the summer, opening a new safety hub on Cecil B. Moore Avenue that will increase community outreach and other Campus Safety Services resources along the western edge of Main Campus.
The new Public Safety Station at the corner of Cecil B. Moore Avenue and Sydenham Street will integrate a community policing team, Temple Emergency Management Services and Allied Universal Security Services.
Community-focused officers based in the new station will concentrate on outreach to local residents, and the station features a multi-purpose space where Temple Police can hold community meetings to discuss the needs and concerns of neighbors.
Campus Safety Services Executive Director Charles Leone said the police force hopes the expanded presence will have a positive impact on both the community and Temple students.
“We want to be a resource for students and our neighbors by having a permanent presence on the west side of Broad Street,” Leone explained. “Our primary goal is for our students and neighbors to be safe, and the new station will provide that.”
We want to be a resource for students and our neighbors by having a permanent presence on the west side of Broad Street."
-- Charles Leone, executive director, Campus Safety Services
An increasing number of students moving off-campus into neighborhoods surrounding Temple, as well as increased traffic on the portion of campus west of Broad Street, were two critical reasons Campus Safety Services opened the new space, Leone said.
He added that the space was created through a collaborative effort: Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Kevin Clark, the university’s Project Delivery Group and Facilities Management were instrumental in providing financial support for the new hub.
The new station will also allow for better collaboration between Allied Universal Security Services and Temple Police.
“We are pleased to be stakeholder in the community,” said Gene Cummings, district manager for Allied Universal Security Services. “Allied Universal has had a presence on the west side of Broad Street here for several years; this location allows us to blend our services together under one roof. Our mission is to help provide a safe community for the students, businesses and the neighborhood residents.”
The grand opening of the new Public Safety Station will be held Sept. 11. Learn more and RSVP.