The SafeTeam Program (formerly Building Watch) is an application of the neighborhood watch model adapted to a university setting. Each building is a unique “community” with specific concerns and needs. Officers assigned to these buildings work with Building Coordinators, students, staff and faculty to identify problems, and find solutions. The program increases communication between the Police Department and those who regularly work or live on campus property, to facilitate services that are building-specific and appropriate, and to increase resident awareness.
The Negotiation and Entry Team (NET) combines two specialized units to form one uniform team. Trained negotiators are capable to handle various scenarios with their goal of defusing potentially dangerous situations. Their main function is to bring about non-violent endings to critical incidents through effective communication. The Entry Team component is staffed with officers who are trained in special weapons and tactics. The Entry Team is deployed in situations which are either beyond the capabili
The Special Duties Unit (SDU) conducts targeted enforcement activities on and around the campus based on analyzed crime trends. SDU officers often patrol on bicycles, but also deploy on foot or in vehicles based on operational needs.
The Threat Management Unit is the law enforcement component of the Behavior Risk Assessment Team (BRAT).
The Threat Management Unit assists University affiliates in dealing with cases of aberrant behavior. It investigates, assesses, and managers such incidents, as well as investigates all reported cases of domestic violence and stalking.
The Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB) is composed of a Sergeant and five Detectives, well-trained and prepared to handle a full range of criminal investigations. Annually, CIB actively manages more than 500 cases including all reported felonies as well as misdemeanors involving sex crimes, weapons or events of significant violence.