Public Safety

Crime Prevention

What is crime prevention?

Crime prevention is the anticipation, recognition and appraisal of a crime risk, and the initiation of some action to reduce or remove it. To the left, or in the menu above for mobile users, you will find safety tips regarding common crimes on and near campus. While nothing can completely eliminate your risk, following those recommendations may reduce it.

What should I do if I see something suspicious?

If you see something suspicious, or see a crime being committed, call 9-1-1 immediately, if it is safe to do so. If it is not safe to call 9-1-1, but you can use your phone, use the Bearcat Guardian app’s tip feature to send a message to UCPD.

What safety resources does UC Public Safety provide?

UC Police and Security Officers patrol campus 24/7 for the safety and security of our campus community. In addition, Transportation Services operates NightRide, a safe and free nighttime shuttle service that anyone with a Bearcat ID can use. Students, faculty and staff can also benefit from Bearcat Guardian, a safety app that includes a safety timer, a tip feature and helpful phone numbers and documents.

In addition, UC has more than 280 blue help phones strategically placed around campus and in campus garages. The phones connect to dispatchers in our 911 Communications Center. They can be used for emergency and non-emergency needs.

UC Public Safety also encourages the campus community to register their bicycles, which can help identify your bicycle if it is stolen and recovered, and to get their valuables engraved, a free service provided by the department. To have an item engraved, please come to Edwards Three during business hours. To register your bike, fill out our digital form.

What else should I know?

Information on harassment, stalking and dating violence can be found here, and information on sex crimes can be found here.

UCPD can be reached at 513-556-1111, and the Crime Victim Services Coordinator can be reached at 513-556-4905.