One of the UI Police Department's main values is Education for all members of the community. There is a strong correlation between staying safe and staying informed. The Department of Safety offers a variety of services to help community members prepare for emergency situations, stay aware of any local crimes, and be notified of a dangerous situation in the UI Community.
The Hawk Alert System is used to notify the community of threats to physical safety in emergency situations, including severe weather and violence. The link above can direct you to the Hawks Alert web page to change your contact information or view frequently asked questions.
Every member of the UI Community should be aware of the proper procedures to follow in the event of an emergency. The Department of Public Safety makes it easy for you to obtain and print off the University of Iowa Emergency Procedures Guide as well as the Critical Incident Management Plan.
Ask the UI Police Department a question or view other students’ concerns about campus safety or the services of the Department of Public Safety.
The University of Iowa Police publish the quarterly Crime Prevention News newsletter to enhance the safety of University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students.
The Department of Public Safety is responsible for the oversight of fire safety and regulations. Review your grilling policies and get fire safety tips for your residence.