The Catholic University of America is committed to student safety as its highest priority. The Department of Public Safety provides comprehensive programs, including security patrol, safe escort and transportation, identification and access services, and emergency alerts to maintain a safe and secure campus environment that is conducive to learning, working, living, and visiting.
A staff of trained professionals, including commissioned special police officers, focuses on crime prevention and investigation, safety education, emergency preparedness, response and recovery. Services are coordinated closely with federal and local law enforcement agencies. Safety education and awareness programs are conducted for students throughout the academic year.