University Police

Contact: 812-237-5555

Blue Light Phones

Blue Light The Blue Light Phone System provides a direct link to the Public Safety Department and to 911 services.

The "Push For Help" button should be used in emergency situations.

The "Info" button should be used for non-emergency situations, such as escort requests, battery jump requests, vehicle lock-outs, and to report minor incidents.

For additional information on the Blue Light Phone System, contact University Police at (812)237-5555.

Community Service Officer Program (CSO)

The students chosen to be Community Service Officers with the ISU Police Department are selected with the hopes that a learning process can occur that will educate and prepare the student for a career of service within a criminal justice agency.

The goals of the CSO program are to provide students the opportunity to develop communications, teamwork, customer, and community service skills in a law enforcement setting. The program will allow training opportunities that will improve student's practical knowledge of the law enforcement field and enhance their marketability to prospective employers.

Services Provided by the CSO Program:


Safety escorts

Building security

Motorist assistance

Battery jumps

Lock outs

Assisting with event security

CSOs are trained in:


Blood borne pathogens

First aid

Defensive tactics

Radio use

PDF Community Service Officer positions available »

RAD (Rape Aggression Defense)

The RAD program at ISU is a free twelve hour class that may be broken down into two or more sessions. The final night of class is known as "Simulation Night". Students participate in a simulated attack, in an effort to reinforce the skills they have learned. Protective gear is provided and all simulations are monitored by trained RAD Instructors.

For more information contact:

Lt. David Smith (Instructor) 812-237-4016,

Sgt. Jacquelyn Smith (Instructor) 812-237-5555,

The RAD System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. The RAD system is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. RAD is not a Martial Arts program. Our courses are taught by certified RAD Instructors, Lt. David Smith and Sgt. Jacquelyn Smith. A workbook/reference manual, which outlines the entire physical defense program for reference and continuous personal growth, is provided at no cost.

The RAD System of physical defense is currently being taught at many colleges and universities. The growing, wide spread acceptance of this system is primarily due to the ease, simplicity and effectiveness of our tactics. Solid research, legal defensibility and unique teaching methodology. The Rape Aggression Defense System is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault, by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense/martial arts tactics.

The RAD System of realistic defense will provide a woman with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance. RAD Systems operate on the premise that a spontaneous violent attack will stimulate a natural desire to resist, on the part of the victim (supported by research). We educate women about "The Flight or Fight Syndrome", while showing them that enhancing their option of physical defense is not only prudent, but a necessity if natural resistance is to be effective.

Safety and survival in today's world requires a definite course of action. We provide effective options by teaching women to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well being.

Other Services

Off Campus Services

Our department is involved in the following off-campus services:

Jr. Police Camp for students in grades 4-6

National Night Out

In 2009, MotoGP Champion Nicky Hayden graciously agreed to act as a spoksperson for the states growing motorcycle safety and awareness programs. As part of his contributions, he was featured in two public service announcements and several print campaigns focusing on drinking and riding and motorist awareness.
For 2010, Nicky continues to lend his support to making Indiana roadways safer for motorcyclists with two new spots.  

Ride Safe, Indiana 2010 PSAs

The ISU Public Safety Department along with local law enforcement agencies participate in Operation Pull Over (OPO). OPO is funded through the Governor's Council on Dangerous and Impaired Driving, a division of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. The goal of OPO is to reduce fatalities by emphasizing and enforcing passenger restraint and child passenger restraint usage, as well as impaired driving laws.

OPO is an educational and an enforcement driven program. As a result, Public Safety Officers participating in OPO have received training and certifications in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) and Traffic Occupant Protection Strategies (TOPS). Officers also exercise zero tolerance when it comes to enforcing these laws.

After the completion of the enforcement period, post surveys will be conducted at the same locations. The purpose of these surveys is to monitor progress in restraint usage. For more information, contact Crime Prevention Officer at (812) 237-5555.

Other Links:

Motorist Assistance

Call 812-237-5555

Communications Division

ISU Police Dispatch - (812) 237-5555

Emergencies - 911

When reporting a crime provide the communications officer with as much information as possible, such as:

  • the location of the incident
  • a description people involved: hair color, height, and clothing description
  • a description of vehicles involved: color, make, damage

It is the mission of the ISU Police Communications Division to serve as a link between the campus community and the University regarding public safety and emergency assistance. The Communications Center is staffed 24 hours a day seven days a week by certified Law Enforcement Communications Officers, trained by the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and Vigo County 911 Office.

Communications Officers are responsible for answering calls for police, fire, emergency medical services, maintenance and escort services. They monitor fire, intrusion, emergency and maintenance alarms and dispatch the appropriate people needed to correct those situations when they occur.

The blue light phone system provides a direct link to the ISU Police and 911 services. The Communications Center serves as the primary monitoring station for that system. Along with the telephone system, video cameras have been installed to increase security in the parking lots.

The Communications Center is equipped with the latest technology to efficiently serve the University community.

The Communications Center is here to help you. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our staff.


Public Safety, Room 101
Indiana State University
Fax: 812.237.8207