Safety Tips

The University of Delaware is committed to maintaining a safe environment for the members of its community. University of Delaware Police Officers and Cadets regularly patrol campus by day and during the late-night hours, and a free safety escort program is offered by calling (302) 831-RIDE (7433) or by using one of the many blue light emergency phones located across campus. Blue light phone locations are indicated by blue dots on this map. Also, Cadets maintain a presence on UD shuttle buses during late-night runs.

Members of the University community can assist these efforts by practicing good personal safety habits.


  • Learn more about UD Alert, UD's primary emergency notification tool.
  • Download and use the LiveSafe app.
  • Follow our department on Facebook and Twitter - @UDelPolice.
  • Show a confident attitude and be alert and aware of your surroundings. Follow common sense safety precautions at all times.
  • Avoid walking alone at night. Walk with a group, ride a UD shuttle bus or call (302) 831-2222 for a walking escort.
  • Use crosswalks and pedestrian crossing signals to cross streets.
  • Keep your doors locked (room and vehicle). Do not prop open residence doors – this is an invitation for trespassers.
  • Do not lend keys, ID or building access cards to anyone.
  • Immediately report all maintenance problems, such as broken locks and windows.
  • Identify all valuables, and register computers with UDPD. Please register bicycles with Parking Services.
  • Especially for women, UDPD offers Rape Aggression Defense classes.
  • Do not walk on or alongside railroad tracks, and only cross at designated sites, observing the warning signals.
  • Report all suspicious activity by calling 911 from on or off campus.
  • Be aware of the different types of scams and fraud that you may encounter.

And, keep informed. UD’s philosophy is to fully publicize campus-related crime to ensure the campus community is made aware of public health and safety issues. News of crime incidents on or near campus, are reported via the campus news service, UDaily. Individuals can also subscribe to the opt-in Crime Alert Service to receive emails about each incident.

If you think you have been a victim of a crime, please contact the University of Delaware Police via phone at (302) 831-2222 or in person at 413 Academy Street as soon as possible to file an incident report. Detailed descriptions of the suspects are invaluable to investigators, as are details such a license plate numbers or types or vehicles.