Our office is a community-oriented law enforcement agency. If you find yourself locked out of your car, or in a more serious situation, we can help. Also, we offer classes, residence surveys, and other services that help prevent crime and keep the Ball State community safe.


Citizens Police Academy

Participate in this 10-week program in the Spring to better understand the operations of the University Policy Department. You’ll tour our facilities, watch a firearm and Taser demonstration, and learn about topics such as officer training, crime prevention, community relations, and more. Learn more.

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE)

This training program instruction on what to do during an active shooter event teaching the concepts of avoid, deny, and defend. Learn more.

Rape Aggression Defense Training

This free program provides women with comprehensive training in awareness, prevention, risk reduction, avoidance, and self-dense. Learn more.

Self-Defense Training

This free program provides students and staff a hybrid of lecture and practical activity that will prepare participants to improve their awareness and physical capabilities to defend themselves. Learn more.

Bike Registration

If your bike is stolen, you’ll have better chances of having it returned if you registered it with our department. Learn more.

Charlie’s Charter

Request a free ride if it’s late at night (6 p.m.-3 a.m., Monday-Thursday) and you’re on University property. Learn more.

Community Oriented Policing Events

Invite us to an event or program you are hosting. Submit a request.

Emergency Phones

Use a blue-light emergency phone, found around campus, if you have an emergency and don’t have access to another phone. Learn more.

Lunch With a Cop

Active Ball State students may sign up for lunch with a Ball State police officer. Learn more.

Motorist Assistance Program

The Department of Public Safety offers free assistance to anyone encountering vehicle problems on campus. Learn more.

Office of Victim Services

The Office of Victim Services provides students with inclusive, survivor-centered support. The office responds to the impact of interpersonal violence and supports efforts to create a community free of violence. Learn more.

Residence Security Survey

Students who live off campus can schedule an appointment for an officer to visit their home or apartment and help identify any security or safety issues. Learn more.

Silent Witness

Confidentially report criminal activity using an online form. Learn more.

Student Conduct

The Office of Student Conduct works closely with University Police Department on issues concerning the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities, allegations of misconduct, and campus safety and security. Learn more.