Carnegie Mellon University

Our Mission

The mission of the Carnegie Mellon University Police Department is to enhance and promote safety at the university through collaboration, proactive problem-solving, open communication and the delivery of professional and dependable police and security services.

Our Vision

The CMU Police Department is committed to keeping our campus community safe from harm through community engagement, professional development and the effective deployment of resources.

Our Core Values

Integrity: Honesty, moral courage, reliability, responsibly, accountability and leadership.

Respect: Recognition of the inherent worth of all, treating people as they should be treated with understanding and compassion.
Service: Putting responsibilities before self-interest, performing duties to meet the needs of others, promoting partnerships to identify and solve problems, and doing what is right for the community.
Safety: Mental and physical conditioning, preparation, alertness, compliance with established safety standards, sound tactical decisions, and appropriate threat perception and assessment.
Excellence: The personal and professional best-in-class standard through which all of our behaviors, performance and attitudes should be judged. A continual journey, not a destination. Continued professional development through quality training, recruitment, hiring and supervision. Maintaining a vision for the future.