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 a University of Delaware Police 911 Dispatcher. Blue light phone locations are indicated by blue dots on this map.
  • Contact the Police Department at (302) 831-2222.
  • Appear personally at 413 Academy Street.
  • Use the LiveSafe app on your mobile device.

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.

Officer Commendations and Complaints

The men and women of the University of Delaware Police Department receive thorough, progressive training in order to provide police and security services for the campus community. The department is committed to providing the highest level of service through it's core values of Professionalism, Responsibility, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence. The department maintains and promotes respect for the individual rights and dignity of all persons and is dedicated to excellence in all of the services that are offered on a year-round basis.

Anyone who would like to commend an employee for exceptional conduct, has concerns regarding the conduct of any department employee, or would like to receive a copy of the Annual Statistical Summary of complaints filed, is encouraged to contact the department via e-mail (; phone (302) 831-2224; or in person to discuss the matter.

When submitting a commendation or complaint, please included as much of the following information as is possible:

  • The date, time, and location of the incident.
  • The Officer’s name, badge number, and description.
  • The incident report number (it will start with 39), or copy of the report / summons.
  • License numbers for any vehicles involved in the incident.
  • Witnesses’ names, addresses, and phone numbers.
  • Any other information you feel may be important.

Valuable Property Registration

During the school year, the University of Delaware Police Department recovers thousands of dollars worth of property. Much of the property cannot be returned as the rightful owner cannot be identified. The UD Police Department uses voluntary property registration to help to solve this problem. If the property is reported stolen, the police will have access to the information needed to enter it into a nationwide network. When the property is recovered, the recovering police agency will be able to access the owner's information. 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.

To register your valuable property:

  1. Go to and log out of any non-UD Google accounts
  2. Access the form via this link:
  3. Log in with your UD login

UD Police recommend registering all valuable property (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

To request a copy of a collision report, contact the Records Division at 302-831-2683 or 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.

The University of Delaware Police will not release any copies of criminal history information. All requests for information need to be through the Delaware State Bureau of Identification (302) 739-5871.

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

Event Security

The Police Department 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.

For information on how to request event security or special events send an email to

Lost and Found

Looking for your phone or found someone’s wallet? If so, please contact the Police Department’s Lost and Found at 831-2224.

If you find someone’s property, please bring it to the Police Department headquarters at 413 Academy Street, where it will be logged and kept for a minimum of seven days (most items). After that time, items are discarded, donated to charitable organizations, or held for sale at a later date. Please do NOT turn in found clothing (except jackets), water bottles, food storage containers, etc.

If you find something that you believe may be evidence in a crime (for example, a purse with the strap torn), please contact the UD Police at 831-2222 and stay with the item (touching it as little as possible) until instructed otherwise.

Victim Services

The University of Delaware Police Department has officers specifically trained in victim services and all police officers 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 of Delaware Police at (302) 831-2222 to file an incident report. Additional Resources

Cadet Walking 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. University of Delaware Police Cadets 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, Cadets 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, use your LiveSafe app, 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.

The University of Delaware Police Department carefully screens and selects its Cadets who provide the escorts. Escort Cadets are outfitted with blue Cadet shirts or jackets, a traffic vest and two-way radios.

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).

R.A.D. 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.

R.A.D. Classes

Basic R.A.D. (12 hours total- must attend all four classes)

Dates: The following Tuesday evenings - 10/22/19, 10/29, 11/5, and 11/12


Cost: FREE

Registration is REQUIRED

E-mail Corporal Alaina Battle to register. Please include your University affiliation (faculty, staff, student).