Your Safety

The University of Chicago’s Department of Safety & Security partners with various law enforcement agencies, community and neighborhood groups, as well as University and campus partners to implement our safety and security strategy. Our integrated approach makes use of our full-service police department, security personnel, security systems, shuttle services, and other resources that help us serve and patrol our community.

Contact the University of Chicago Police Department

  • Emergency/non-emergency – 773.702.8181
  • Emergency from on-campus phone – 123
  • UCPD Community Relations Unit – 773.702.6008
  • UCPD Investigations – 773.834.7103
  • Email –
  • Fax – 773.702.1828

Contact the Chicago Police Department

  • Chicago police and fire emergency – 911
  • Non-emergency and other city services – 311
A UCPD officer assists campus visitors with directions.

Staying Safe

While the Department of Safety & Security works around the clock to foster a safe campus environment for members of the University of Chicago community, there are many things that you can do to help keep yourself safe. Learn how to protect yourself and your property, stay informed through the various channels the University communicates safety and security-related information, and educate your organization, group, or department on how they can increase safety awareness with a safety presentation given by a UCPD officer.

Protect Your Property

Being aware of your surroundings and being prepared for unexpected situations go hand-in-hand with city life. The University of Chicago encourages you to make safety practices a part of all your daily routines to help keep you safe and protect your personal belongings from theft. Here are a few simple tips to keep in mind when you are at home or out and about in the city.