Welcome Message-University Police - Carnegie Mellon University

Chief Ogden Welcome

A Welcome from the Chief of Police:

Welcome to the Carnegie Mellon Police Department's website, a place where visitors can find information about our services as well as safety tips, crime alerts and links to other pubic safety resources.

Our department includes 24 sworn police officers, 42 security officers, 4 dispatchers, 15 transportation drivers and one business administrator. Our services include police patrols and call response, criminal investigations, shuttle and escort services, fixed officer and foot officer patrols, event security, and crime prevention and education programming.

The department is comprised of two divisions. The police services division consists of all police related operations and personnel. The special services division consists of security, communications, transportation, technology and support.  Each division is commanded by a police lieutenant and each patrol shift is supervised by one of four sergeants.

The police department responds to approximately 12,000 calls for service annually. We maintain a very low crime rate and our staff is committed to keeping the Carnegie Mellon community safe.

We enjoy an excellent working relationship with other university public safety agencies as well as the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Allegheny County Police, the FBI and other state, local and federal agencies.

Working together as a community is critical to maintaining a safe environment, and communication is a key component to that success.  I encourage you to assist our department by providing any input, information, or suggestions to help us provide safety and excellent service to the university community.


Chief Tom Ogden