Ensuring Safety Across Campus
Police provide support to the Case Western Reserve University community, from responding to emergencies to traffic control, patrolling to event security.
With more than 40 sworn police officers, we work to ensure the safety of our entire campus—indoors and out. Our trained officers have real-world experience that they use every day on the job.
In addition, we work closely with our neighboring police departments—University Circle, Cleveland, East Cleveland, Cleveland Heights and Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA)—to act quickly and efficiently in case of an emergency.
But beyond reacting to serious events, our officers promote prevention. After all, a safe campus starts with all of us.
To help ensure the safety of our community, we offer:
- Safety programs such as self-defense, active-shooter response and more;
- Safe Ride and walking escorts to make sure you reach your destination safely;
- Emergency communications options, such as Spartan Alerts and the Spartan Safe app; and
- Myriad other resources, including bike registration, fingerprinting and lost and found.
CWRU Police Department Accreditations
The CWRU police department is proud to maintain accreditation through two separate bodies - the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) and the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board. The accreditations require our department to maintain a system of professional practices in the areas of administration, crime prevention, investigations, property and evidence control, and more. The accreditations ensure we remain the best of the best.
International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA)
CWRU Police achieved its first accreditation award in August 2018. In 2022, the department was reaccredited.
IACLEA is the largest professional association devoted to excellence in campus public safety and law enforcement. As part of its mission to enhance campus law enforcement, IACLEA offers accreditation to colleges and university law enforcement, security, and public safety agencies.
IACLEA Accreditation constitutes recognition that an agency adheres to the highest professional standards for campus law enforcement to fulfill its mission to protect the students, faculty, staff and the visitors on its campus.
Ohio Collaborative Law Enforcement Certification
CWRU Police is in compliance with all the standards in Groups 1-5 from the Ohio Collaborative Certification process.