Other Ways We Help Keep Campus Safe

Case Western Reserve University’s Division of Public Safety offers a number of additional prevention and safety services to the campus community.

Bike Registration

Bicycles should be registered to help the department return found or recovered bikes.  Registration gets you a sticker to identify the bike along with a FREE U-Lock for undergraduate students. There is no cost for the registration.

How to register:

  1. Locate your bike's serial number. Serial numbers are usually a combination of letters and numbers stamped on the bicycle's frame. Most serial numbers are located under the bottom bracket where the two pedal cranks meet.

  2. submit a bicycle registration online. Please submit the form before picking up your registration sticker.

  3. Visit the Public Safety Headquarters (1689 E. 115th St.) OR go to the Wade or Fribley area offices during normal business hours to pick up your registration sticker and bike lock.

  4. Apply the registration sticker to your bicycle.

Bicycle locks are free to undergraduate students. For those purchasing bicycle locks elsewhere, steel “U“ locks are the most effective.

At the end of each academic year, unclaimed/abandoned bikes with no registered are donated to nonprofit boys' and girls' organizations.


Fingerprinting services are available for students, faculty and staff. These are often required for clinicals, internships, volunteering in schools, along with professional licenses such as nursing, teaching, legal, social work, dental, medical and more.


The department only accepts payment with credit card or a departmental account number.

  • Standard FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) fingerprint (FD-258) card: $20 

  • BCI&I (Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification) Electronic: $35

  • FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) Electronic: $35


Fingerprinting is handled by the CWRU police detectives by appointment only at the main campus police department, 1689 E. 115th St. Walk-ins are not permitted.

Appointments are scheduled for Tuesday mornings or Thursday afternoons. Special accommodations made on a case-by-case basis. Groups of 10 or more can arrange for an on-site fingerprint session.

Contact the department at 216.368.5993 or to set up a fingerprinting appointment.

Lost and Found

Did you lose or find something?

Turn in found property to CWRU Communications Center in the basement of the Health Services Building (2145 Adelbert Road). If you're not in the area, you can also turn in found property at the Wade or Fribley area offices.  

Lost items may be identified by calling the CWRU Police non-emergency phone number 216.368.3300, 24 hours a day. Be prepared to give an identifying description of your missing item.