The Carnegie Mellon University Police Department is a full-service community-oriented law enforcement agency dedicated to serving CMU’s students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus. We understand the unique culture and environment of the CMU community and work to promote public safety through education, responsibility and community policing. CMU Police officers strive to establish long-term trust and positive relationships with the community members and university units we serve.
The CMU Police Department takes a proactive approach to prevent crime, educate the campus community and sustain a safe environment for everyone. Officers receive regular training in implicit bias, cultural sensitivity, crisis intervention and impartial policing, and each officer completes the 40-hour Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) program. The CMU Police Department adopted an Impartial Policing Policy in 2009.
CMUPD’s officers are proud to be integral members of the CMU community. Whether that are on their assigned foot patrols of campus or operating out of a mini-station at the Gates/Hillman centers, they regularly interact with members of the community and have an immediate presence in case of an emergency. CMUPD also endeavors to engage the CMU community through programs such as Coffee with a Cop, crime prevention and safety talks, cook outs, Special Olympics events, participation in Spring Carnival and by-request security assessments.