University of Delaware

2012-2013 Move-In Guide

Safety TipsSafety & Security

The University of Delaware Department of Public Safety works to create an environment where people can feel safe to learn, work, live and visit and is committed to providing quality service and protection to the entire University community. The Department of Public Safety is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

University of Delaware Police Officers and Student Police Aides regularly patrol campus by day and during the late-night hours, and a free walking escort program is offered by calling (302) 831-2222 or by using one of the many blue light emergency phones located across campus. Additionally, aides maintain a presence on UD shuttle buses during late-night runs.

Public Safety provides an Emergency Response Team, K-9 Police Teams, foot and bike patrols, and a 24-hour campus escort service to protect the entire University community.

To maintain a secure environment all residence halls are equipped with the latest safety technology including:Residence hall security

  • Video surveillance cameras with 24-hour monitoring
  • Alarm systems
  • State of the art fire and suppression systems
  • Individual room smoke detectors and sprinkler systems
  • Security screens on lower floor windows
  • Building-specific access cards/fobs for all residents

Stay safe!
Review the following information about ways to protect yourself on campus:

  • Safety Tips Flyer (PDF) – A brief overview of ways to stay safe at UD
  • Emergency Phone Map (PDF) – A list of all emergency blue light phone locations on campus
  • Sign up to receive UD Alert - UD Alert is the text, voice and email emergency messaging tool that the University will use to notify you of an emergency.
  • Register Your Bike! - During the school year, Public Safety recovers thousands of dollars worth of property. Much of the property cannot be returned as the rightful owner cannot be identified.
  • Pedestrian Rights & Laws – UDaily explains your rights as a pedestrian.
  • Crime Statistics – View the daily crime report

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