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Public Safety
Public Safety

Contact 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. 

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.

Report a Crime / Parking Appeals / Complaints and Compliments

If you see a crime on campus and would like to anonymously report it, Please describe the event giving as much of the following information as possible. For in-progress crimes please call 911 or 317-940-9999.

Butler University Police Department
525 W. Hampton Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Office of Parking Services
4702 Sunset Avenue, Suite 500
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Public Safety Personnel

Divisional Personnel Chart

The Department of Public Safety is a division of the Office of Finance and Administration.

Office Contacts

University Police Operations Center: 317-940-BUPD—Option #1
Emergency number from campus IP phone: Dial 911
Emergency number from cell phone (pre-program your cell): 317-940-9999
Parking Services Office: 317-940-9243

Office of Parking Services

Jeremy Moore, Associate Director of Parking Services
Theresa Hilliard, Parking Services
Aaron Chalmers, Parking Enforcement Officer 

Emergency Preparedness and Training

Roy Betz, Sergeant

University Police Department

John Conley 
Chief of Public Safety
Chief John Conley served thirty nine years with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) before joining the University Police in 2014. He held many leadership positions with IMPD to include Deputy Chief of Operations, Commander of Southeast District and Captain in their human resource office. Chief Conley is a 2002 graduate of the FBI National Academy and was instrumental in co-planning police operations for Super Bowl XLVI which was held in Indianapolis.

Tony Rivera 
Assistant Chief of Operations
Diane Sweeney  
Assistant Chief of Administration


Squad Sergeants
Patrol Officers

The following officers may be reached via email or at 317-940-9396.  


Communication Officers   

Communications & Records Coordinator