CSU Police

CSU police

The goal of the Chicago State University Police Department is to maintain a safe and secure campus environment. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the members of the CSU Police Department are trained professionals who present a uniformed presence while serving the University Community. In the course of their duties they employ proactive measures to identify potential problems before they occur, thereby increasing the ability to prevent the occurrence of more serious incidents.

The CSU Police Department fosters solid relationships with students, faculty, staff, and administrators in several ways by:

  • being visible and approachable,
  • providing safety awareness programs on campus,
  • communicating with the surrounding communities about their safety issues, exercising a high level of customer service, and
  • employing other outreach efforts designed to enrich the CSU experience.


The Chicago State University Police Department will work diligently, effectively, and cooperatively with other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, to keep the safety of the campus community our highest priority. We will continue to serve in a manner that is respectful to all and that reflects positively upon the University.


Meet Our Chief of Police

Dwayne Bettis


On (August 16, 2023), President Zaldwaynaka (“Z”) Scott, Esq. announced that she had appointed Dwayne Betts to serve as the Chief of the Chicago State University Police Department. Betts, formerly the Deputy Chief of the Chicago Police Department, reported directly to the CPD Superintendent. The selection of Betts comes after an extensive internal search process for the department's next leader. President Scott praised Betts for his exceptional 33-year career in law enforcement, citing his involvement in community policing and various public safety initiatives. Betts, who joined the Chicago Police Department in 1983, ascended the ranks from patrol officer to district commander and ultimately retired in 2019.

Annual Security Report

Annual Reporthis report is provided in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, as amended. It provides students and employees of Chicago State University ("University") with information on: the University's security arrangements, policies and procedures; programs that provide education on such things as drug and alcohol abuse, awareness of various kinds of sex offenses, and the prevention of crime generally; and procedures the University will take to notify the campus community in the event of an emergency.



KUVRR (pronounced as cov-er) is the new Chicago State University safety App and Platform, being deployed to better serve the safety and crisis management needs of our students, faculty, administration, staff, and visitors. Learn more about KUVRR.

Please visit the Google Play or Apple App Store & download "Safety Kuvrr".

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