Community Safety

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 approximately 100 professionally trained officers with full police powers to serve University students, faculty, staff, and 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.

We encourage you to take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with our Community Safety FAQs and Safety Resources.

Security Alert

At approximately 12:40 a.m., Friday, August 15 – A victim not affiliated with the University jogging southbound on South Maryland Avenue  near 59th Street was approached by two unknown suspects. The suspects forcibly took a cell phone from the victim before fleeing on foot westbound on 59th Street.

2014 Spring Safety Update

Marlon Lynch, Associate Vice President for Safety, Security, and Civic Affairs & Chief of Police, provides an update on some new and ongoing initiatives to improve safety on campus and in our surrounding communities.