From electronics engraving to victim assistance, the Duke University Police Department provides a range of crime prevention workshops and outreach programs to help keep the Duke community safe and secure.

To contact Crime Prevention regarding questions, requests, or concerns, please contact us at dupd-crime-prevention@duke.edu or call (919) 684-6356.

Citizens' Police Academy

The Citizens' Police Academy is a six week program designed to give citizens an overview of our department's structure, services and personnel. The goal of the Citizens Police Academy is to educate and inform the citizens of the Duke Community by providing a forum for police-community interaction, and to foster a partnership through greater understanding of the police department and its role within the university.  The end result is to work together to solve problems, create awareness and provide a safer community for all.

Crime Prevention

The Duke University Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit provides various services to help deter criminal activity. Along with providing safety tips, hosting workshops and engraving personal electronics, the Crime Prevention unit also tracks and analyzes crime patterns to determine specific policing and security strategies.

Victim Assistance

The Duke University Police Department treats all crime victims with dignity, compassion and respect. We work to make sure all crime victims get the assistance and information they need, and we are committed to doing our best to help you.

Police / Student Meetings

The police department meets with student groups and leaders to discuss topics of concern and to develop effective educational programs to raise safety awareness about campus safety.