Your Safety

Residential Security Assessments

The safety of our students and the community is our priority. Conducting Residential Security Assessments will allow us to reduce residential off-campus risks and improve the quality of life for community members. We provide this service to anyone living in a private residence in the UCPD patrol area.

The UCPD Safety Assessment includes:

•Providing residents and home-owners with information and  strategies that enhance home security and personal safety
•Refining and developing residential environments to reduce crime
•Enhancing security awareness
•Inspecting windows, doors, and locks
•Reviewing exterior lighting
•Inspecting landscaping to minimize concealment opportunities for criminals
•Assessing alarms, cameras and access controls if applicable

A department member(s), along with the resident/owner, will conduct a comprehensive tour and assessment of the residence and provide a security recommendation report. Recommendations will be made to maximize residential safety but cannot guarantee the elimination of crime.  The UCPD officers will be using a checklist based on the crime prevention approach of CPTED (Crime Prevention through Environmental Design).

Appointments for assessments will be offered based on availability.

Residential Security Vulnerability Assessments can be requested by email.  Please include your name, address and contact number in your email.

To request a security assessment email:
cops@uchicago.edu