Police / Student Meetings

As Duke students, you play an important role in helping the Duke University Police Department maintain a safe and secure campus. Your voice and opinion matter.

Get involved by partnering with Duke police. Police and security officers are available to meet with student groups and leaders to discuss topics of concern and to develop effective educational programs to raise safety awareness about campus safety.

To request a meeting, special presentation or for other details, please contact Major Sara-Jane Raines at (919) 684-2210 or send e-mail to Sarajane.raines@duke.edu.

Your Rights & Police Procedures

It is the policy of the Duke University Police Department to treat members of the public and Duke community with respect. We've provided explanations for many commonly asked questions about what you can expect from our service and our role in keeping Duke safe. 

How Does “Amnesty” Work?

Disciplinary action for a violation of the university’s alcohol policy will not be taken against students for whom medical assistance is sought, or against those who seek medical assistance for themselves or for others, provided that the student or group has not violated other university policies. If a student has been drinking and needs assistance or becomes a victim or crime, they can possibly qualify for “amnesty” and avoid university disciplinary action. However, amnesty does not preclude a police officer from taking enforcement action, though enforcement action is not typical in such situations. Duke's Office of Student Conduct is a helpful resource for additional questions.