University Police

Contact: 812-237-5555

Crime/Campus Alert

UPDATE   9/18/20 @ 312pm

The Terre Haute Police Department has reopened the area of 6th and Poplar from the initial on scene investigation of this morning’s shooting.  If you have any information related to the incidents that occurred, you are urged to contact the Terre Haute Police Department at 812-238-1661 or the Indiana State University Police Department at 812-237-5555.

9/18/20 @725am

There has been a shooting off campus in the area of 6th St and Ohio Blvd. This area continues to be an active crime scene. Please avoid the area.

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