Leo Sokoloski

Bloomsburg University Employee
Director of University Police
Contact Information

Message from the Director

Welcome to the Bloomsburg University Police Department website. My name is Leo Sokoloski, Director – Chief of Police, and on behalf of the dedicated men and women of our department, I thank you for visiting our website.

We hope that you will find valuable insight into our department, its mission, and our role within the academic environment at Bloomsburg University. The information provided is designed to be a resource for you with information on campus crime statistics, agency news, safety initiatives, and the various other patrol and public safety services that we provide to the university community.

The safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors is our top priority. We are committed to providing the highest level of professional police services to foster student success and a safe learning environment for all.

Our philosophy of community policing embodies the importance of cooperation, education, and police-citizen partnerships. Our commitment to this style of policing allows us to be part of the fabric of the Bloomsburg University community and assist us in cultivating true partnerships with you, the community we serve. BU PD is committed to being engaged with the university community and being fully transparent constantly improving lines of communication with students, faculty and staff.

Fostering trust is a priority of BU PD which is why we instituted the Community Policing Officers program. Our Community Policing Officers collaborate with student groups and organizations to proactively address issues and concerns and better the lives of BU students, faculty and staff. Because we are all Huskies, every member of the Bloomsburg University community has a shared responsibility in their safety and reporting suspicious activity. By making smarter choices every day, we can build an ideal environment for a stellar education. Help us keep the University safe and a wonderful place to work and study.

It’s my goal to keep our processes transparent. We want the community to know what we’re doing and why, while also asking for your feedback on how we can do better. I encourage you to call University Police any time you encounter an issue or email your feedback to me at lsokoloski@bloomu.edu. I personally read and respond to every message, regardless of whether it’s a complaint or commendation. We’re relying on you to perfect our process and first and foremost we answer to you, the BU community. Join in a dialogue with us and make this and every semester the safest yet.

Leo V. Sokoloski