University Police issue safety reminder when using bike paths, parks

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As the weather starts to warm up and more outdoor activity takes place, Penn State University Police are reminding everyone to obey all the posted rules of the bicycle paths and public parks near campus.

While utilizing these areas, report all suspicious persons or behaviors to police. University Police want to assure these areas are safe and enjoyable for all. The community’s partnership in keeping these areas free of criminal activity is vital to maintaining the safety of all publicly accessible parks and paths.

Anonymous tips can be submitted at

University Police would also like to remind the community to:

  • Report all suspicious persons, vehicles and activities to University Police immediately at 814-863-111, 911 or directly by using an emergency phone. Emergency phones are marked on the campus night map available in print at University Police offices and the HUB-Robeson Center information desk, as well as electronically at
  • Be attentive to your surroundings. Be aware of other people in your area.
  • Avoid using headphones or wear them in a manner that does not diminish your situational awareness.
Last Updated February 24, 2016