Public Safety


The UC Police Division is a fully empowered law enforcement agency that operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All police officers are certified by the state of Ohio and have full police authority. The division currently employs 72 police officers and 26 security officers.

UCPD works closely with the Cincinnati Police Department to prevent crime within and around the campus community. The UCPD Crime Analyst utilizes real-time data to proactively develop strategies to keep our campus and community safe

UC Police is organized into four main sections:

  • Patrol
  • Investigations
  • Community Engagement
  • 911 Communications (Dispatch)

The University of Cincinnati and its police division are committed to bias-free policing as embodied in its bias-free policy. For more information, please review our Bias Free Policing Policy.

Patrol beats are separated into three areas on UC's main campus - Uptown, East and West. Additional patrols work with Cincinnati Police to cover neighborhoods surrounding UC's main campus. UCPD also serves UC's Blue Ash and Clermont campuses.