Police Department

911Welcome! The Purdue University Police Department in West Lafayette, Indiana is a professional law enforcement department empowered by the University. State law grants Purdue police officers the same powers of arrest and law enforcement authority that city and county police officers have. Purdue officers protect and serve with a focus on meeting the special needs of the campus community numbering over 38,000 students and nearly 15,000 faculty and staff members. Guided by a community policing philosophy, the police department offers a variety of crime prevention and educational programs. While we understand no environment is free of crime, the Purdue University Police Department is committed to partnering with our campus community to foster an environment conducive to learning, discovery, and engagement in support of the mission of Purdue University.

Public Notice

The Purdue University Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve reaccreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.  This on-site assessment will occur from July 22 to July 24, 2019.

Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Tuesday July 23 at 4:00 p.m. The session will be conducted in Room 2001 at the Martin Jischke Biomedical Engineering Building, located at 206 S. Martin Jischke Drive, West Lafayette Indiana. 

Agency employees and members of the community are also invited to offer comments by calling (765) 496-8371 on July 23, 2019, between the hours of 1:30 p.m and 3:30p.m. Comments will be taken by the CALEA assessment team.

Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Purdue University Police Department and online at https://www.calea.org/law-enforcement/standards-titles. Local contact is Lieutenant Allen Myles (765) 494-8221.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Purdue University Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155.

Annual Security Report: "Your Campus Your Safety"

This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Purdue University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. It also includes crime reporting procedures for students and staff, along with emergency reporting procedures and information about various crime-prevention programs. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Purdue University Police Department at (765) 494-8221 or by accessing the report online

Equal Access

In accordance with Purdue policies, all persons have equal access to Purdue University's educational programs, services and activities, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability, or status as a veteran. For a more complete statement of Purdue's policies of equal access and equal opportunity, CLICK HERE. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these policies, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Ethics and Compliance at vpec@purdue.edu or (765) 494-5830.