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!

  • F&M DPS Donates used ballistic vests to Manheim Twp. Police Department for shipment to Ukraine.

April 14, 2022  In order to provide support for the humanitarian aid effort in Ukraine, Manheim Township's Police Department called on other law enforcement agencies to assist in their endeavor.  Our own Baker Campus is located within Manheim Township's jurisdiction, so it was only natural that F&M stepped up to the challenge and donated used ballistic vests.  F&M's Lieutenant Pedro Rivera presented the vests to Manheim Township's Officer Hikins.

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. 


  • Acorn Acres and Poppy the Groundhog on campus for a fundraiser with Security Officer Jean Elliott-Lloyd.

Security Officer Elliott-Lloyd with Acorn Acres and Poppy the groundhog on campus. 

  • Acorn Acres on Campus to raise funds for the rescue.

F&M Unleashed hosted Acorn Acres on campus April 15, 2022. 

  • Acorn Acres and Poppy the Groundhog here on campus, with Sgt. Bob McAllister
Sgt. McAllister with Acorn Acres and Poppy the groundhog on campus.