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.

Reporting a Campus Concern


Any member of the SU community may report a concern. Reports can be filed online, or in-person with the Department of Public Safety (DPS) at any time. Students may also share concerns with their residential staff (RA/RD) in their residence halls.

For additional reporting options, please click here.  Options include general incident reports, bias/hate incidents, sexual or relationship violence, hazing, unrecognized organization activity, threat assessment.  You may also email or call Community Standards at 315.443.3728.

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.

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