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The University attempts to provide a safe and secure environment for students, staff and visitors. However, it is only possible to maintain safety and security when every student and staff member takes an active part in the effort.

The Purdue Police Department offers various programs focusing on crime prevention and detection:

  • Bike patrol.
  • Purdue Student Security Patrol.
  • Public information.
  • Group presentations.
  • K-9 program.
  • Laptop registration.
  • Bicycle registration.
  • Citizen’s Police Academy.
  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD).


This publication/PDF is full of important emergency information that every student and staff member should know:

  • To inform students and staff of the University’s more than 200 policies and programs that promote safety and security.
  • To increase awareness by summarizing recent crime data.
  • To suggest ways that students and staff can deter criminal behavior and promote the safety of people and possessions.
  • To satisfy the Higher Education Opportunity Act and the Jeanne Clery Act requirement.


The Campus Emergency Preparedness and Planning Office is responsible for the emergency preparedness and planning activities on the Purdue campus. The office is tasked with the oversight of the University’s “All-Hazards” Integrated Emergency Management Plan, which will be used in the event of a natural disaster or a human-caused incident that strikes campus.

Purdue is a very safe campus. However, everyone should develop individual plans on how to respond to emergency incidents. The “Your Campus, Your Safety” publication and the Emergency Preparedness website are good resources to help you get started.

  • Learn more about Purdue’s emergency preparedness programs.
  • Find out more about the “Emergency Procedures Guide” and the Building Emergency Plan.
  • Locate evacuation and shelter in place information.
  • Review the “Quick Reference Guide.”
  • Learn more about Purdue ALERT, the University’s multi-layered emergency warning notification system.
  • Sign up to receive emergency text messages at