Duke Campus

About Us

Chief of Police John Dailey
Chief of Police John Dailey
Welcome to the Duke University Police Department, which serves a workforce of more than 41,000, a student body of nearly 16,000, and thousands of patients and visitors each year. We believe in safety and service and want a safe environment across our world-class research institution and healthcare enterprise. This involves a robust partnership with all members of the Duke community.

We work to prevent violence, reduce fear, and build relationships on the academic campus and Duke University Hospital. This includes response, investigations, crime prevention education and programming, emergency communications, and security technology. We oversee security at all Duke Health System hospitals.

We are a team of 182 employees with 47 percent being people of color, and about 30 percent women. We are committed each day to the unbiased, equitable treatment of all persons and have designated members of our department with specific responsibility for focusing on marginalized communities.

We look forward to serving you.