The safety of Saint Louis University students, faculty, staff, patients and visitors is our top priority.
SLU’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) is staffed with 80 dedicated officers who patrol campus around the clock. Each is armed and licensed by the St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners and has undergone training in both active shooter response and fair and impartial policing. As licensed private security officers, SLU DPS officers have the authority to arrest, and to search for and seize evidence in connection with an arrest while on Saint Louis University property.
All members of our community play an important role in keeping campus safe and are encouraged to report any criminal act, unsafe condition or suspicious activity.
To make an anonymous report, call 314-977-3000 (toll-free at 1-877-525-5669) or email a Voluntary Confidential Report.
Primarily operated and managed by DPS student workers, SLURide provides safety escorts to areas on and adjacent to campus, including the Grand MetroLink station.
To request an escort, call 314-977-7433 (977-RIDE) with your name, phone number, current location, destination and the number of riders.
If you lose a personal item on campus, call 314-977-2376 or check our online listing of found items. DPS keeps found items for 60 days. They can be retrieved at the Wool Center.
In addition to AED/CPR, first aid and community emergency response training, SLU DPS offers:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Students, parents, faculty and staff are informed in the case of a campus emergency via SLU’s emergency notification system. Depending on the event, alerts may be issued by text, phone call, email, social media and through electronic signage on campus.