BUPD moves into new headquarters

For Immediate Release:  Jan. 26, 2015

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University's Police Department has moved into its new headquarters at the rear of the Andruss Library. Thomas Phillips, director, said the new facility was designed with an eye to providing the best service to students, faculty, staff and campus visitors.

“Bloomsburg University invested in the safety and security of the campus community when they built this,” said Phillips. “The university is committed to providing the safest academic atmosphere possible.”

The BU police headquarters was previously located in the University Store building, which will be demolished during the spring semester to make room for a seven-story residence hall. University police moved to the new headquarters at the intersection of Swisher Circle and Chestnut Street in mid-January.

Phillips said the new headquarters “was designed with efficiency in mind and is much more secure than the former location.” Among its features are interview rooms, a holding area, a roll call room and designated space for equipment and evidence.

BUPD is made up of 12 full-time and two part-time certified officers, eight security officers and two administrative staff members, plus Joe Wondoloski, assistant director, and Phillips.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.