Crime Prevention & Safety

Campus Safety Begins With You

Notre Dame Security Police provides important services to the community, but nothing we do can replace your actions in maintaining security and safety on campus. Take time to learn about crime prevention and safety – for yourself and your fellow community members. Information and awareness are your best weapons against crime and accidents. Information in du Lac: A Guide to Student Life and a brochure, “How to be ‘Streetwise’ and Safe”, provide important strategies for promoting safety. Additional pamphlets and posters, addressing a wide variety of safety related matters, are available from Security. Upon request by students, residence hall staff, faculty or other employees, Security Police staff will provide educational programs addressing related safety matters including self-defense, crime prevention, safe driving, alcohol laws, or other safety topics.

The best source of information concerning campus crime reported to Security Police is the department web site: The site contains timely notices or crime alerts, a log of crimes reported to Security Police, crime statistics and crime prevention information (as well as other information about Security Police services). Check out this site often for other information about crimes and crime prevention. Security Police staff regularly provide information to The Observer for news stories. Additionally, in the event of a serious crime or incident on campus that may pose a threat to others, alerts are sent to the university community via e-mail and posted on the NDSP website. “Crime Watch” notices may be posted around campus in residence halls and in other campus buildings also. Everyone is encouraged to review such information and to share the information with others that may not have seen it so steps can be taken to minimize exposure to risks.

Video: Stay Safe on Campus

Without the right information and prevention, today’s college students are increasingly at risk in a world where violent crime, school shootings, cyber crime, online stalking, identity theft and more are on the rise. This new video provides useful, practical information and advice for situations students face every day.

Please take a few minutes to watch the video Stay Safe on Campus

  • On-campus emergencies- dial 911
  • Non-emergency calls - dial 574-631-5555
  • SAFEWALK - dial 574-631-5555

NDSP is a service organization whose product is safety.
When you don’t know who to call, contact us for assistance.