Your Rights & Police Procedures

The Duke University Police Department provides comprehensive law enforcement services for the Duke community. From special events to daily life, police and security officers patrol on foot, by vehicle and on bike every day of the year.

Duke police officers are commissioned under North Carolina General Statute and have the full range of police authorities granted any municipal law enforcement officer on property owned by and/or under the control of Duke University, including nearby streets and roadways.

At Duke, safety is a shared responsibility among students, faculty, staff and police. We offer these explanations to some commonly asked questions.

Duke Police & Security Officers

Use of Force

Body Worn Cameras

Presenting Identification

Property, Vehicle Searches

If Charged With a Crime

Disciplinary Action (Students Only)