Welcome to the University of Notre Dame’s Security Police Department. We support the University in its mission by providing exceptional services that promote a safe and well ordered environment for our community. As part of the Office of Campus Safety, we work with our partners on and off campus to provide and foster a climate that allows individuals to live, study, work and visit campus in a safe environment. We offer a wide range of police and safety services including emergency response, investigations, crime prevention, event security, parking services and lost and found. Please don't hesitate to call us at (574) 631-5555 if we can assist you. This number can be used to access both emergency and other services. When you don't know who to call, call NDSP!
November 18, 2016
It was reported by a third party to a university official that an incident of sexual assault, as defined in du Lac (http://dulac.nd.edu/community-standards/standards/sexual-misconduct/), occurred in a North Quad men's residence hall on the night of November 17 or the early morning hours of November 18, 2016. The assault occurred after the female victim and male suspect met at an off campus bar/club. The identity of the suspect is unknown.
Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault is available from NDSP at http://ndsp.nd.edu/ and at the Committee for Sexual Assault Prevention website http://csap.nd.edu
To report a crime in progress, suspicious activity (crime may be occurring), fire or medical emergency, dial 9-1-1 from any campus phone or dial 574-631-5555 from your cellular telephone.
October 6, 2016
The Notre Dame Security Police Department (NDSP) is investigating an incident in which a Notre Dame Student posted photographs on social media of a clown on campus which caused concern for community members. The student who posted the photos has been identified and directly contacted by NDSP and hall staff who are addressing the issue. There is no immediate threat to the safety of the Notre Dame Community.
If you see suspicious activity or safety concerns on campus, please get to a safe location and contact NDSP immediately by calling 911 from a campus phone or 574-631-5555 from your cell phone.
November 12, 2015
A report was made earlier today to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator that an incident of sexual assault, as defined in du Lac (http://dulac.nd.edu/community-standards/important/#sa), occurred on November 7, 2015 in a West Quad men's residence hall.
September 27, 2015
At around 1:50 AM on September 27, 2015 a student reported being approached by a person or persons on the St. Joseph Lake path near the Power Plant. A cell phone was taken out of the student's hands and he was pushed down. No injuries were reported. There was no description of the suspect(s).
Community members are encouraged to travel in groups or contact O'SNAP for a safety escort at (574) 631-5555 or via the ND Mobile app Transit icon.
September 2, 2015
NDSP initiated an investigation of a complaint about Facebook posts by a recent graduate that raised concerns by a number of people. This is an ongoing investigation. NDSP has identified and has been in contact with the individual and his family. As always, if you are aware of any criminal or suspicious behavior on campus, please immediately report to NDSP by calling 9-1-1 from a campus phone or 574-631-5555 from a mobile phone.
August 30, 2015
University officials received a report that an incident of sexual assault, as defined in du Lac (http://dulac.nd.edu/community-standards/important/#sa), occurred during the early morning hours of August 30, 2015 in a Mod Quad men's residence hall.
University officials received a separate report that an incident of sexual battery (defined in du Lac as non-consensual sexual contact: http://dulac.nd.edu/community-standards/important/#sm), occurred in the early morning hours of August 30, 2015 in a North Quad men's residence hall. Read more >
August 28, 2015
NDSP is investigating a report that an incident of sexual assault, as defined in du Lac (http://dulac.nd.edu/community-standards/important/#sa), occurred during the early morning hours of August 28, 2015 in a South Quad men's residence hall. Read more >
April 19, 2015
March 24, 2015
It was reported that an incident of sexual assault as defined in du Lac (http://dulac.nd.edu/community-standards/standards/sexual-misconduct/ ) occurred in the early morning hours of Friday, March 20, 2015 in a North Quad men's residence hall. The report was made to a university official.
November 11, 2014 (update to November 8 alert)
Notre Dame Police interviewed the complainant and three other males involved in a robbery and abduction last weekend. The complainant did not enter their vehicle on campus, as he originally reported, but several miles away. There was no evidence of an abduction, and insufficient evidence to warrant an arrest on robbery or other charges. The case remains under investigation.
November 8, 2014
Around 2:00 A.M. Saturday morning a Notre Dame student was approached by three men in a silver sedan on Notre Dame Avenue between the Morris Inn and Holy Cross Drive. One of the men got out of the vehicle and instructed the student to come with them. They demanded money and took the student to a gas station and a grocery store so he could get cash for them. They then brought the student back to campus. No gun was seen, but it was implied that at least one of the three men had a gun. The suspects were described as three black males wearing dark clothing. They had no facial hair or visible marks or tattoos. One of the men had dreadlocks. One of the men was about 6 feet tall, medium build. All three appeared to be between 20-23 years old. Read more >
October 5, 2014
An attempted sexual assault, as defined in du Lac (http://dulac.nd.edu/community-standards/standards/sexual-misconduct/), was reported near the lakes in the early morning hours of Saturday, October 4, 2014, when the suspect and victim were walking back to the victim’s residence hall from an off-campus location. The report was made to a campus administrator. Read more >
September 19, 2014
It was reported that an incident of sexual assault, as defined in du Lac (http://dulac.nd.edu/community-standards/standards/sexual-misconduct/), occurred in the early morning hours of September 13th in a women’s residence hall in the north east area of campus. The report was made to a university administrator. Read more >