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 2:05 a.m., Wednesday, April 17—a University student walking west on 57th Street between Ellis and Drexel was approached from the rear by an unknown male. The suspect pulled her hair and attempted to take her back pack.
Spring Safety Update
Marlon Lynch, Associate Vice President for Safety and Security and Chief of Police, writes with an update on progress in reducing crime on campus and in our surrounding communities, efforts to improve further, and steps we all need to take to keep ourselves safe.