Public Safety at Franklin & Marshall 

Office Information:

Phone - 717-358-3939

Emergency - 911

Fax - 717-358-4579

Email -

Address - 609 Old Main Drive

                     Lancaster, PA  17603

Campus Map 


Franklin & Marshall's Public Safety Department, under the direction of Chief William McHale, includes 20 sworn police officers, 4 security officers, and 4 dispatchers.  Public Safety works 24 hours a day  providing safety services through the deployment of vehicle, foot, and bicycle patrols.

Questions regarding policy clarification, or concerns about a Public Safety matter can be directed to Ask the Chief.  We welcome any questions you may have.

You can also sign up to become part of  F&M's emergency notification system which will notify you via phone, text, etc. if an emergency should arise on or off campus.


Welcome to Public Safety!

Intro to the F&M Department of Public Safety

Public Safety on Campus

  • Sgt. Mase in our new DPS uniforms 9.14.2020
  • New Security Team uniform 9.3.2020
  • Public Safety Police Officer Gary Parsons and Security Officer, Howard Paslay in their new uniforms while on campus.

New Uniforms for DPS - 

Franklin & Marshall College Police Officers and Security Team have a different look this year.   "I want our officers to look more approachable so our community is more at ease when interacting with DPS" says Chief McHale. 

The officers are wearing dark navy shirts with light-colored kahkis and the security team is wearing royal blue shirts with light-colored kahkis.

The officers began sporting the new uniforms August 21.  Reception has been positive all over campus.  





DPS Serves at Common Hour -

Below, Public Safety Officers setting up and serving pizza at Common Hour on November 30, 2017.   Over 128 pizzas are distributed at a typical Common Hour event for students, faculty, professional staff and visitors to enjoy. 


  • DPS serves pizza at Common Hour 11.30.17 (4)
  • DPS serves pizza at Common Hour 11.30.17 (3)
  • DPS serves pizza at Common Hour 11.30.17 (2)