The university police
enhance safety by patrolling in mark police cars on campus and the
surrounding neighborhood. University Police Officers have direct
communication with the Butler operations center and Department
of Public Safety Communications. Officers remain proactive in
assisting students, faculty, staff and visitors with directions and
assistance while on patrol.
Students can also request transportation escorts on campus
by calling our 24 hour dispatch center at 317-940-9396 or using a
cell phone at 317-940-9999. The escort will be provided by one of
our officers on patrol.
Segway patrols are used throughout the year as long
as weather permits. These popular patrol devices allow
University Police Officers to be visible while being good
stewards of the environment. Officers can be seen using Segways
during large events to assist visitors on the Butler campus.
Segways produce virtually no sound and have become a very
popular community policing tool for many law enforcement agencies.
Officers often get asked by students if they can borrow the device.
Sorry, no riders!
The Bicycle Patrol Unit began in 1993 to address several
concerns of the Butler community:
- To create the ability to quickly and efficiently patrol and
respond to areas of the campus that are inaccessible to vehicles,
but are too large for traditional foot patrols. Holcomb Gardens,
the intramural fields, University Terrace Apartments and the mall
areas are much better served by bike patrols.
- To create a more approachable police officer. Bike patrol
officers are assigned specifically to areas where there are greater
concentrations of citizens on foot. This puts them closer to the
public and allows them to listen to citizen concerns and act
directly on those concerns. This also allows the officers to be
more driven by the needs of the community rather than only
responding to calls for service.
- To make the police more visible, both to deter crime and
enhance the accessibility of officers.
- To better enforce bicycle laws, monitor road conditions for
bicyclists, promote bike safety, encourage crime prevention
practices and promote officer fitness.
- To provide crime prevention and safety information to local
bike shops. It also provides this information to the Butler
community and assists Parking Services in registering bicycles on
Request a Home Check in the Butler-Tarkington Area
The university police will conduct vacant home checks in the
Butler-Tarkington area for students, faculty and staff while you
are on vacation or gone for business. These checks are random and
offered as a courtesy to increase police visibility at your
residence. Although we can never guarantee around the clock
protection, this service offers you a "peace of mind" while
Please fill out our Extra
Patrol Request form and submit it to the University Police