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IUPUI employs 45 full-time sworn police officers. These full-time and other part-time student police officers are certified as law enforcement officers by the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board and meet the same standards as other law enforcement officers in Indiana.

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and the safety-related requirements of the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the IU Police Department on each Indiana University campus provides an Annual Security Report including statements addressing the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, for example, policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the university and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus. These reports are available online by campus at https://protect.iu.edu/police-safety/annual-reports/index.html.  You may also request a paper copy from:

IU Police, Indianapolis:
1232 W. Michigan St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

On-Campus Emergencies: (317) 274-7911

Telephone: (317) 274-2058

Fax: (317) 274-8031

Safewalk Service 

The University provides safety escorts twenty-four hours a day. These are available by calling 317-274-SAFE (317-274-7233). Between 6:00 p.m. and Midnight extra police empolyees are on duty to provide walking escorts anywhere on campus. At all other times on-duty police and security officers provide these walking escorts for persons concerned about their personal safety.  

Safety Hazards

For all non-emergency health and safety hazards, including chemical, biological, physical, and environmental hazards, contact the Department of Environmental Health and Safety, Union Building, UN 043, (317) 274-2005; for emergency health and safety hazards call (317) 274-7911.

For public safety hazards such as traffic, security, or criminal activity, call the IUPUI Police, (317) 274-7911.

For further information, consult the Emergency Procedures Handbook, which should be available at all reference desks from the Department of Environmental Health and Safety and on the Web at http://www.iupui.edu/~prepared/procedures/.  Topics include medical emergencies, chemical spills, hazardous gas leaks, weather emergencies, earthquakes, bomb threats, fire, and evacuation of persons with disabilities.

Emergency phones are available in parking garages and outside on campus; the latter normally have blue lights. Some emergency phones also are found in the hallways of some buildings. All emergency phones are identified by the word “EMERGENCY” and connect directly to the IUPUI Public Safety Dispatch Center, (317) 274-7911.

Drug-Free Environment

IUPUI supports a drug-free university, which means that persons on campus are expected to be free of the influence of controlled substances or alcohol. Persons on campus must not use, manufacture, distribute, dispense, or possess such substances on university property or in the course of university activities.

IUPUI Police Cadet Program

The IUPUI Police Department has a comprehensive and unique law enforcement training program that has produced highly qualified and educated law enforcement professionals. The program allows cadets to attend school full time and work in paid positions in a law enforcement agency. Students graduate with their college degree, their police officer certification from the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board, and field experience. For information about qualifications and specific elements of the program, either call (317) 274-2058 or visit the Web site http://police.iupui.edu/courses/cadet-officer-program.asp