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Department of Safety & Security

Your safety is our top priority. The Department of Safety and Security continues to take the necessary measures to protect students, faculty, and staff. Please visit the Department of Safety & Security website for more information about our services and safety related presentations that offer security tips and strategies to reduce the likelihood of crime.

The Department of Safety & Security offers free services to the University community, including safety escorts by Northwestern Police, and our Transportation & Parking team provides free shuttles between campuses and across the Evanston campus late into the night.

If you bike in the community, please review our bike safety resources and receive a free helmet and light when you register your bike. You may buy a U-lock at cost at the Evanston Parking Office, 1841 Sheridan Road, and at the Chicago campus University Parking Office, Abbott Hall, Rm 100, 710 North Lake Shore Drive.

Situational Awareness
Being mindful of yourself and those around you can truly make a difference. It is critical to use caution while traveling on and around campus.
Key Reminders
Remember that safety is a shared responsibility, and you are our key partners in reducing the opportunity for crime to occur. You can help by taking proactive steps.

Thank you in advance for your collaboration in keeping our Northwestern community safe and secure for learning and living. We have asked our police officers to introduce themselves to you as they see you around campus, and we encourage you to get to know them so they may assist you as needed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Deputy Chief of Police, Eric Chin at or 847-467-3064, or Chief of Police and Senior Associate Vice President, Bruce A. Lewis at or 847-491-4933.