Public Safety
Five police officers and a security officer pose on campus.


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 54 police officers and 13 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 six main sections:

  • Patrol
  • Investigations
  • Community Engagement
  • Training
  • Special Events
  • Professional Standards
  • 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.

UC Police patrol on campus and collaborate with Cincinnati Police to cover neighborhoods surrounding UC's main campus. UCPD also serves UC's Blue Ash and Clermont campuses.