Keeping IU secure

We are committed to providing the greatest possible degree of safety for all members of the Indiana University community. Protect IU was designed to help you find all the information you need to know about health, safety, security, and preparedness in one place.

Protect IU is managed by Indiana University Public Safety, and provides information related to our units and departments. Indiana University Public Safety falls within the Office of the Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration. 

The IU Public Safety Strategic Plan outlines goals, objectives and outcomes for the organization. 

Indiana University Police Department (IUPD)

IUPD looks out for your safety while you’re on university property. We have a division chief for each of our four divisions—Bloomington, Central, North, and South—and more than 200 full-time and part-time uniformed officers throughout the state. We have primary jurisdiction on any university-owned property, as well as streets that pass through or around the property.

Indiana law gives accredited universities such as IU the authority to appoint police officers (IC 21-39-4). Our officers are fully certified and meet the same standards as all other law enforcement officers in the state of Indiana. Student cadets also assist with public safety. 

We work closely with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and have direct access to national and state law enforcement computer networks such as the National Crime Information Center and the Indiana Data and Communications System.

IU Emergency Management and Continuity (IUEMC)

The IUEMC team helps the community prepare for anything that might occur on an IU campus. We get involved! Our staff practices different kinds of emergency responses to ensure the university does the best job of protecting students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

We've staged active shooter drills at IUPUI, taught IU Bloomington students to survive the zombie apocalypse, and are happy to show you which supplies belong in your emergency kit.

Indiana University Environmental Health and Safety (IUEHS)

We want all of our campuses to be healthy, safe places to live. work, research, and visit. IUEHS promotes the protection of the air and water quality across Indiana University's nearly 8,000 acres statewide, provides support for safe, healthy working environments, helps researchers maintain safety compliance with government and institutional standards, and much more.  

Our extensive online and classroom training session offerings help ensure that those who work or study on IU campuses have the knowledge and skills to reduce the risk of injury.