Carnegie Mellon University

Police Services

The Carnegie Mellon University Police Department provides police services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Police officers are responsible for patrolling all university owned or leased property. In addition to patrol, officers will respond and investigate crimes and other emergencies that are in progress or have already occurred.

The success of the Patrol Unit is largely dependent on the eyes and ears of the community it serves. Immediate notification facilitates a rapid response. If you see suspicious activity or a crime in progress call the University Police immediately.

Security Services

The Carnegie Mellon University Police Department is staffed by 45 security officers who patrol campus on foot/bicycles or are assigned to fixed security posts.

While they are not armed and not sworn officers, each security officer receives orientation training in areas such as building security, key control, procedures related to arrests by officers, and criminal and patrol procedures. Security officers also receive specialized training specific to their patrol assignment. This training includes first aid, CPR/AED, and hazardous material safety.

Integrated Security Service

The Integrated Security Service (ISS) provides a centrally managed surveillance camera video recording, storage and retrieval system for the Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh campus.  The service is managed by the University Police Department and enhances the overall safety and security of the campus community.

Cameras are placed in areas based on a comprehensive review and assessment process with privacy concerns as a core foundation.  The service is part of an integrated security plan that includes police mini stations, campus officers, foot and bicycle patrols, security officers, as well as mobile patrols of the campus.

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