Carnegie Mellon University
The CMU Police Department is dedicated to serving our community, on campus and beyond. In addition to our ongoing programs and services, our department participates in many local charitable and community service events throughout the year. View our upcoming events or see our recent activities.

Whether it's sporting events, student recognition, informal coffee chats, or annual events like Take Our Children to Work Day or Spring Carnival, we love to interact with our fellow CMU-ers. Contact us to invite us to your next CMU event.

kids with cmupd officer 





CMU police staff are proud supporters of Special Olympics Pennsylvania through year-round fundraising and awareness events such as the Law Enforcement Torch Run, Polar Plunge, Summer/Winter Games and on-campus douse-a-dean booths. Special Olympics Pennsylvania provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

cmupd officers with athlete


Officers jumping into pool for polar plunge

The police department has supported multiple organizations over the years that help children in our community. Most recently, this included collecting toys for Play it Forward Pittsburgh, to distribute to less-fortunate children during the winter holidays.





Meet Our Community Resource Unit

The department is continually seeking new ways to support and engage with the CMU and surrounding Pittsburgh community. Sergeant Mark Villasenor and Officer Brandon Riddle lead the department's Community Resource Unit, which spearheads the force's community engagement activities. Send an email or stop by their office in the Tepper Building, second floor, to say hello!



We periodically offer Citizens Police Academy courses to help faculty and staff learn more about our department's training techniques and education. Learn more about our Citizens Police Academy.

Fall Class

CMUPD's fall 2023 (2nd) Citizens Police Academy Class