The Carlow University Police Department is made up of nine full-time officers, including a Chief, Sergeant and Corporal. The campus is patrolled 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Uniformed walking officers are assigned to residence halls and routinely check 11 emergency phones throughout the campus. The officers enforce all federal, state and local laws; help citizens; document and recover lost property; and enforce all vehicle violations.

  • Emergency notification. Carlow’s emergency notification system, CUAlert powered by Omnilert, can send instant notifications to all registered mobile phones and email addresses. Such alerts are also posted on Carlow’s website.
  • Escort service. Carlow Police offer security escorts to parking areas to anyone in the Carlow community. The service is available evenings, seven days a week. Call +1 (412) 578-6005 to request an escort.
  • Investigations. The department processes crime scenes, collects evidence and does follow-up investigations. It also helps insurance and credit card companies with investigations and makes victim referrals regarding University Counseling Services. The department installs, monitors and maintains surveillance equipment.
  • Key control. The department controls campus door entrances with card readers and keys
  • Alarms. Carlow Police monitor on-campus alarms 24/7 with a centralized computer system.
  • VIP protection. When dignitaries visit campus, the department provides integrated support and protection with government agencies.
  • Suspicious packages. The department responds to calls of suspicious packages and has a procedure to follow when doing so.
  • Lost and found. Property is catalogued and stored on the first floor of Grace Library. Unclaimed property is disposed of every six months.
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