University Police

Contact: 812-237-5555

Crime/Campus Alert



At approximately 1:15 a.m., an ISU student reported being shot at while walking in the area of 9th St / Spruce St. The Terre Haute Police Department is working the incident. Avoid the area. If you have any information, call THPD at 812-238-1661.



March 23, 2020

Public Safety Advisory:

Indiana State University learned today that a member of our community, living out of state, has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). It is the first such confirmed case with a connection to ISU.

The person who tested positive was last on campus March 12 and then returned home, out of state. The person began displaying symptoms on March 18. The person was tested and the diagnosis confirmed on March 20. This person is in isolation at home and doing well. 

As a reminder, updated information is available the official University COVID-19 webpage.


Patrol Division

Indiana State University maintains a 24-hour Public Safety operation located at 210 N. 6th Street between Erickson and Pickerl Halls. The Public Safety Department has 25 full-time police officers.

Our Police Officers are appointed under the statutes of the State of Indiana with full police power both on and off campus properties, and are available 24 hours a day throughout the year. The Public Safety Department maintains a strong working relationship with other university police agencies and local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.


Enforcement of federal, state, and local laws

Enforcement of University policies

Criminal investigations

Personal and facility security

Vehicle crash investigations

Emergency medical assistance

Public safety communications systems

Emergency Disaster preparedness planning

Traffic regulation and control

Vehicle, bike and foot patrol of University property

Crime prevention and awareness programs

Bike Patrol

The ISU Bike Patrol was started in by funds provided by a LCC (Local Coordinating Council) Grant. The Patrol started with 3 officers and bikes.

The Bike Patrol now consists of 12 Officers who have over 32 hours of training through the International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA). The ISU Bike Patrol does have a certified IPMA instructor and does conduct one training session a year for area bike officers.

The Bike Officers can usually respond to calls for assistance faster than motor units due to the geography of campus. The Bike Patrol is currently operating on Cannondale full suspension mountain bikes.


Public Safety, Room 101
Indiana State University
Fax: 812.237.8207