Public Safety

About BUPD

Butler University places a high priority on keeping its campus safe for students, employees and visitors. The university police department offers educational and awareness programs on crime prevention and emergency response for students and staff. We also continually make safety enhancements to campus grounds and develop precautionary measures that touch every aspect of campus life.Officer Speaking

Our police patrol supervisors and police officers are appointed under the statutes of the State of Indiana with full police power and are available 24 hours a day throughout the year. They are graduates of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. The security officers assist sworn officers in patrolling the campus on foot, locking and unlocking buildings, and conducting security and safety surveys of the physical campus.

Please note that our website includes detailed statistics that account for past criminal incidents at Butler. Our department has responsibility not only for the main campus, but also for the residents that neighbor our institution. Our crime statistics reflect those areas also.

If you have any concerns or suggestions about security or law enforcement at Butler, please feel free to telephone my office at (317) 940-9396 or send me email at



Benjamin Hunter
Chief of Staff and Executive Director of Public Safety


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Department of Public Safety

Butler University Police Department
525 W. Hampton Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 940-9396
Chief of Staff & Executive Director of Public Safety: Benjamin Hunter