Equity Dashboard

A Commitment to Equity and Transparency

We know that for some people in marginalized communities, the word "police" isn't always synonymous with feelings of safety.

For example: Black and Latine people, research shows, disproportionately experience use of force from police, are far more likely to be stopped for potential crimes and, for Black individuals in particular, are proven to be treated with significantly less respect by officers than their white counterparts. People with mental health or substance use disorders are more likely to be arrested, and arrested repeatedly. And members of the LGBTQ community are much more likely to be arrested and incarcerated than straight people—in fact, they are overrepresented at every level of the criminal justice system.

In Case Western Reserve University's Division of Public Safety, we are committed to providing a safe, resilient and inclusive environment for all. Critical to achieving those aims: accountability and transparency.

That's why we've created this dashboard to show exactly who we are and what we do—the kinds of calls to which our officers most often respond, as well as the demographics of our staff and the communities we serve.

This is just one of many efforts our division is initiating toward improving accountability and transparency, such as body cameras, a campus community review board for civilian complaints, a co-responder program to address mental-health concerns, and providing our officers with tasers (and appropriate training) to give an alternative to guns.

Together, we hope these efforts—and others to come—will help our division build trust, deepen partnerships, and fairly and justly serve our community.

2022 Data

Most Common Service Types

Overall, Case Western Reserve University's Division of Public Safety police and security officers completed over 7,000 responses in 2022 (Q1-Q4); below, we've outlined the most common types.

Types Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Building Check 750 526 536 461 2,273
Walking Patrol 321 317 356 180 1,174
Special Attention 556 524 361 484 1,925
Area Check 230 325 353 329 1,237
Fire Alarms 60 77 85 95 317
Vehicle Stops 28 29 20 6 83

Calls of Community Interest

These calls have been identified based on community feedback, national and local trends, and frequently asked questions.

Type Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Robbery* 0 0 0 2 2
Burglary* 0 2 3 0 5
Theft* 19 21 24 33 97
Underage Consumption* 16 4 8 14 42
Wellness Check 32 26 40 37 135
Medical Attention Request 76 46 90 75 287

* Based on reports taken by CWRU PD

City of Cleveland Population*

White
Asian/Pacific Islander
African American/Black
Hispanic/Latine
American Indian/Alaskan Native
Two or more races
39.7%
2.6%
47.6%
11.9%
0.4%
5.8%

The City of Cleveland population is broken into six ethnic categories by percentages. There are 47.6% African American/Black residents, 39.7% white residents, 11.9% Hispanic/Latine residents, 2.6% Asian/Pacific Islander residents, 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native residents, and 5.8% of residents reported as being two or more races.

*Data from U.S. Census Bureau Quick Facts

CWRU Population (includes students, faculty, and staff)

White
Asian
African American
Hispanic/Latino
American Indian/Alaskan Native
Two or more races
Unknown
55.8%
19.9%
9.5%
7.7%
0.1%
3.9%
3.0%
Type Faculty Staff Students Percentage
White 827 1,745 5,091 55.8%
Asian 193 381 2,155 19.9%
African American 39 534 736 9.5%
Hispanic/Latino 23 104 930 7.7%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 3 3 8 0.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0 4 9 0.1%
Two or more races 3 17 510 3.9%
Unknown 3 28 377 3.0%
Total 1091 2,816 9,816  - 

Public Safety Gender

Women
Men
31.8%
68.1%

There are a total of 88 public safety officers on campus. Of those, 68.1% or 60 officers are men, and 31.8% or 28 officers are women.

Police and Security Ethnicity

White
Asian
African American/Black
Hispanic/Latine
44.3%
1%
53.4%
1.1%

Of the 88 police and security officers, four ethnicities are represented. 53.4% or 47 of the officers are of African American/Black, 44.3% or 39 officers are white, 1.1% or one officer is Hispanic/Latine, and 1% or one officer is an Asian/Pacific Islander.


Review our data from 2021.