The University is committed to working with the community and the Chicago Police Department to prevent crime and improve public safety in our community. The University of Chicago Police Department has more than 140 professionally trained officers with full police powers to serve University students and staff, as well as community members. In addition, the University partners with the City of Chicago as well as neighborhood organizations to improve transportation and other aspects of community life.
Whether you are a longtime resident or a newcomer to urban living, it is important to keep in mind that a level of responsibility for crime prevention and personal safety rests with each of us.
At approximately 5:00 p.m., Sunday, January 12 – A staff member walking eastbound on 57th Street at Maryland Avenue was approached by an unknown male who grabbed the victim’s hair and snatched a cell phone from her hand. The suspect fled on foot westbound toward Cottage Grove Avenue.
2013 Fall Safety Update
Marlon Lynch, Associate Vice President for Safety and Security and Chief of Police, addresses safety on and around campus, shares some of the ways in which we are working to help you stay safe, and provides a few steps you can take as well.