Clery Security Report

As required by the federal Clery Act, Duke alerts students and employees in a timely manner of crimes that pose a serious or continuing threat to the Duke community.

Duke University Police

The Duke University Police Department provides 24-hour law enforcement and security services to Duke’s academic campus and health system, as well as off-campus areas. Our goal is to provide a safe and secure environment in which to learn, grow and enjoy your Duke experience. We are located on campus at 502 Oregon St. Please visit any time to talk with us about any safety concerns or questions. Your voice and opinion matter.

Emergency: 911  •  Non-Emergency: (919) 684-2444

November 2016: Response to Campus Incidents

In the wake of incidents of campus violence we want to extend our support for those affected and highlight the ways that Duke University is prepared to respond if the unthinkable happens in our community. Those who have experienced violence in the past or who have connections to affected campuses may have difficulty coping. Those who share a similar background to the assailants may be unfairly victimized in the aftermath of a tragedy and may be struggling as well. Learn more about these reactions and ways to manage in the days ahead at If you are a student and need additional support, please call CAPS at (919) 660-1000. If you are faculty or staff, please contact PAS at (919) 416-1727.

University campuses are one of the safest settings in our country.  As a community, we can help to keep it safe by identifying warning signs and preventing potential violence before it happens, but we must also be prepared for the worst. We have developed a brief training video designed to help students, faculty, and staff understand how best to respond if confronted with an active shooter or other violent situation on campus. It is important for individuals to plan ahead to consider their options for how they might exit a building or secure rooms if necessary. DUPD is here to help and we are ready to act if necessary. Together we can make our campus safer.