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Investigation Unit

The Carnegie Mellon University Police Investigation Unit is responsible for all follow-up investigation of all crimes reported on or near university property, as well as violations of university policy.  The Investigation Unit conducts follow up investigations to a significant portion of all criminal incidents that are reported to the Carnegie Mellon University Police. The Investigation Unit conducts mandatory follow up on the following types of crimes;

  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Sexual Assaults
  • Arson
  • Pattern thefts
  • Significant violations of Carnegie Mellon Community Standards

The Carnegie Mellon University Police is the primary investigator for most incidents that occur on CMU Property. There are only two exceptions to this protocol - homicides and stranger rapes (i.e., rapes in which the perpetrator is unknown to the victim and there is no evidence that a member of the university community is involved). In both cases, University Police will take an internal report of the incident, but the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police will take the "official" Crime Report, and conduct the entire follow-up investigation. University Police detectives will assist the City's Homicide and Sexual Assault Units with the investigation and be a liaison between the city detective, the victim and/or the victim's family.   Follow-up investigations of all acquaintance/date rapes will be conducted by University Police.

If you are the victim of a crime, or have been contacted by the Investigation Unit, please respond in a timely manner. If you have additional information regarding your case, or information regarding a crime contact the University Police at 412-268-6232.