Public Safety
This photo shows the keys hanging in the Keys shop.

Keys & Badges

The Department of Public Safety's Technical Services unit is responsible for the physical security of the university including the production and issuance of keys and photo IDs, intrusion alarms, electronic access systems, background checks and fingerprinting services. Other services include:

  • Managing 70,000+ locks
  • Managing and maintaining the university's ID card access system
  • Providing additional security systems to departments as needed
  • Maintaining indoor and outdoor security camera systems

Bearcat Cards

Please use the links below to submit a request for a new or a replacement Bearcat Card. New Bearcat Cards are free, replacement Bearcat Cards are $35.

Bearcat Cards can be picked up at the Technical Services office in Edwards Four.

Access Requests

Requests to have buildings and/or rooms unlocked for service, construction or repair work require advance approval using the Service Access Request Form.

To request key or badge access, please fill out the form on Bearcats Landing.


4 Edwards Center
51 West Corry Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio

Phone: 513-556-4925
Fax: 513-556-6360


Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Larry Frederick

Manager, Access Control