Safety and Security

There are various patrols in near-campus neighborhoods.  The University Area Crime-control Team (UACT) is staffed jointly by the SU Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Syracuse Police Department (SPD).  The Neighborhood Safety Patrol (NSP) is also a partnership between the Syracuse Police Department (SPD) and Syracuse University’s Department of Public Safety (DPS).

Orange Watch is a DPS program that provides an expanded DPS presence in key areas on North and South campuses and in the neighborhoods north and east of campus.

Click here for an overview of each of these patrols.

Citizens Online Reporting System

The Syracuse Police Department Citizens’ Online Police Reporting System allows you to submit a report for a non-emergency immediately and print a copy of the police report for free. In an Emergency please call 911.


Locating basic resources such as food, shelter, employment, or health care may mean calling dozens of phone numbers, then struggling through a maze of agencies and services to make the right connections. The 211 system helps residents find resources by dialing this simple three-digit number.

Our Campus Partners

Office of Community Engagement

Department of Public Safety

Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public and Community Service

Off Campus and Commuter Services

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs