Services

Report a crime

  • Call 911 if the crime is in progress.
  • Pick up any blue light phone on campus and you will be connected directly to the University Police Dispatcher. Blue light phone locations are indicated by blue dots on this map.
  • Contact Public Safety at (302) 831-2222.
  • Appear personally at 413 Academy Street.
  • Use the Submit A Tip form.

When reporting a crime or incidents please have as much information as possible including the following:

What happened, when and where. Be as specific as possible with description of vehicles and persons involved, etc.

Submit a Tip

If you witness a crime on campus and would like to report it anonymously, please use the Submit a Tip form. DO NOT USE THE FORM FOR A CRIME IN PROGRESS – CALL 911.

Valuable Property Registration

During the school year, the University of Delaware Department of Public Safety recovers thousands of dollars worth of property. Much of the property cannot be returned as the rightful owner cannot be identified. The Crime Prevention Unit uses voluntary property registration to help solve this problem. The property owner completes an “Operation Identification” registration form with specific information about the property and Public Safety keeps the information on file. If the property is reported stolen the police will have the needed information to enter it into a nationwide computerized network. When the property is recovered, the recovering police agency will be able to access the owner's information via computer. When engraving an item DO NOT use your social security number or other personal information. Think of something that will have meaning only to you.

UD Police recommend registering all valuable equipment (computers, stereos, televisions, etc.). Bicycles should also be registered; however, they are handled by Parking Services; there is a separate Bicycle registration form.

There is no fee for registration services.

Police Reports

All those who would like to request a copy of a report must contact Nancy Dornstauder at (302) 831-2683. Walk up requests will not be accepted. The cost for each single report copy is $25; fees must be paid in advance. Reports will be available within 2-3 business days of the request; older reports may take additional time to acquire.

Victims of a crime are entitled to a free victim’s copy of a report.

Event Security

The Department of Public Safety is tasked with covering numerous events throughout the year, including home football games, concerts, DUI checkpoints, and commencements. Officers are also tasked with providing security for VIP visitors such as the Vice President, state governors, high profile speakers and local celebrities. The department supports more than 450 events each year. Many of the events are large scale; however the department covers a number of small-scale events as well. A tremendous amount of personnel hours are used to cover these assignments. All members of the department that are assigned to work events are given specific instructions on the management of that event. The officers working these events are tasked with keeping the event safe and enjoyable for all that attend.

To request event security or special services submit a Request for Services form. A separate form must be completed for each account code used. All deliveries are required to have a Messenger Request Form completed in full and attached to the package; third party billing, if desired, should be clearly noted on the Request Form. Each individual user has the responsibility for rectifying reverse charge and/or third party billing discrepancies with the department who requested the charge.

Lost and Found

Looking for your backpack, can't find your car keys, found someone's eyeglasses? If so, please contact the Department of Public Safety's Lost and Found unit at (302) 831-2224.

If you find someone's property please forward it to 413 Academy Street where it will be logged and kept for 90 days. After that time has elapsed items are discarded, given to charitable organizations or sold by the department (dependent upon value).

Escort Service

A free walking escort service is available for students, staff and faculty to or from any University property or contiguous street, and specific areas off campus that immediately border the Late Bird bus route. Public Safety Aides utilize the University's bus service as the primary mode of transportation for UD's escort service. In other circumstances, depending on the length of trip, PSA's will walk individuals to their final destination. Late Bird bus stops are regularly reviewed for safety and lighting and are patrolled by University Police Officers.

The escort service is designed to enhance your safety and peace of mind if you must walk after dark. This service is available during the hours of darkness every night of the week.

To arrange for an escort please call (302) 831-2222 or use one of the more than 200 blue light emergency phones located throughout campus. Blue light phone locations are indicated by blue dots on this map. When calling, please be prepared to give the following information: your name, your exact location and your destination.

Public Safety carefully screens and selects its Public Safety Aides who provide the escorts. Escort PSA's are outfitted with blue Public Safety shirts or jackets, a traffic vest and two-way radios.

Victim Services

The department has officers specifically trained in victim services. And, all police officers at the Department of Public Safety have had some training in this area. An officer will be made available at all times to offer assistance, counseling and support services, and referrals to outside agencies for victims of crime. This service is available to all members of the university community. If you think you have been a victim of a crime please contact the University Police at (302) 831-2222 to file an incident report.

Emergency Care Unit

The University of Delaware Emergency Care Unit is an award-winning, student-run volunteer organization, committed to providing professional emergency medical care. In addition to serving the UD campus, UDECU responds to emergencies in the surrounding community of Newark when needed. UDECU responds to emergencies 24/7. Staffed at all times with a minimum of two Delaware state and nationally registered Emergency Medical Technicians, UDECU EMTs respond to everything from sprained ankles to cardiac arrests to severe traumas.

Rape Aggression Defense

Rape Aggression Defense is a female self-defense program designed to combat against sexual assaults and rapes. This program was created for the average woman who chooses to use the option of physical self-defense. It is available to all female students, faculty, and staff (full and part-time).

RAD is taught by certified instructors and is endorsed by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. The course is physically and mentally challenging; however, it is also taught in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The following areas are covered in class:

Awareness - Awareness and risk reduction are discussed, covering home and personal safety, date rape, carrying mace and/or other weapons.

Technique - Self-defense techniques that can be used in a variety of confrontational situations are taught.

Simulation - Realistic simulation scenarios where officers are dressed in padded equipment give class participants the opportunity to practice their techniques.

FALL Semester RAD Classes

Basic RAD (15 hours - must attend all classes) 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Location TBD on center green

  • Tuesdays – September 23, 30 and October 7, 14, 21

Cost: $25 (cash/check ONLY)

E-mail Sergeant David Bartolf at the Department of Public Safety to register. No phone calls please. Registration is REQUIRED. Please include your class choice and your university affiliation (faculty, staff, student)