Campus security is the responsibility of the University of Cincinnati Department of Public Safety, working in partnership with the larger University community. University
police and security ofﬁcers patrol the campus, parking facilities, residence halls, and off-campus properties 24 hours a day, seven days a week using a mixture of vehicle, foot, bicycle and alternative patrol. The police station is located in Three Edwards Center, 51 W. Corry Street.
The University’s police ofﬁcers are commissioned by the State of Ohio with full law enforcement authority. UC Police are responsible for investigating crimes that are reported on the property of the University, and may assist other surrounding agencies. The University Police work
closely with the Cincinnati Police and other area departments to insure a safer and more secure atmosphere through the sharing of information. There is, in addition, a mutual aid agreement between UC and surrounding police departments, including Cincinnati, Blue Ash, and Clermont County.
UC police ofﬁcers complete the same police academy training as other Ohio officers, and receive regular in-service training in such topics as ﬁrst aid, ﬁrearms, defensive
tactics, crises intervention, and community oriented policing. In addition, a majority of the ofﬁcers have a college degree.
The UC security ofﬁcers are trained through an in-house program, as well as annual in-service training. Many of the security ofﬁcers are attending or have attended
local police academies and college to help them advance to the position of police ofﬁcer. They are primarily responsible for checking buildings, locking and unlocking doors, and assisting police ofﬁcers where needed.
The Campus Watch program supplements the police and security officers with student patrols on the campus, as well as assisting with other security related duties. Primarily recruited from the Criminal Justice program, these students can be seen in the brightly colored Campus Watch jackets and vests. They are provided with direct radio communication with the University police, and serve as additional eyes and ears helping to protect the campus.
The University has an enhanced 9-1-1 system in place on campus. To report a crime and/or suspicious persons/activities or to speak with a police ofﬁcer, dial 911 for emergencies on any campus phone or 556-1111 for non-emergencies. These phone numbers are answered at the UC 911 Communications Center. The dispatchers located in the 911 Center are trained according to the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) standards. You can also use one of the blue help phones strategically located around campus to report a crime. To keep UC safe, the campus community is encouraged to report all crimes and suspicious activity promptly. If you see something, say something!