IUPD and Public Safety at IU
We’re looking out for your safety
The Indiana University Police Department (IUPD) keeps you safe while you’re on university property. We have a chief at each campus and more than 200 full-time and part-time uniformed officers throughout the state who serve those campuses.
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.
Additional resources and expertise
- K-9 units
- Certified bicycle patrols
- Critical incident response team/SWAT officers
- Crash reconstructionists
- Officers trained for Crisis Intervention Teams
- Motorcycle Patrol Units
- Numerous police academy instructors
- Officers trained to teach Rape Aggression Defense, verbal judo, and other topics of community interest
One-of-a-kind IU Police Academy
More than 1,200 Indiana University students have graduated from the IU Police Academy, a satellite academy of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, since the IUPA was established in 1972.
The academy is part of the Cadet Officer Program, which allows full-time students with an interest in law enforcement to become state certified law enforcement officers and to work as fully sworn officers with IUPD while they complete their academic degrees.
Graduates of the IU Police Academy and IU are highly sought after and work in every level of law enforcement, from local to federal and in the judiciary.