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Department of Public Safety

We Prioritize Health, Safety and Security

Our department's 24-hour operations focus on maintaining and providing services to our community in alignment with our priorities. Under the leadership of Chief Savalas Kidd, members of the Department of Public Safety work diligently to improve emergency preparedness and response by maintaining high standards and sharing resources, information, and training with community members.

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Emergency Information

Call 911 from UD campus phones. Call 937-229-2121 from all other phones. Non-campus phones and cell phones will reach the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center when dialing 911. Add 937-229-2121 to your cell phone for emergency calls to University of Dayton Public Safety.

Frequently Accessed Information

We have put together a document meant to answer common questions students have raised about interactions with our officers. Whether you have questions about the City of Dayton's noise ordinance or the factors that may contribute to a warning, referral to Community Standards and Civility, or a citation, this FAQ sheet should answer those and more.

Public Safety and You FAQ

As members of the campus community, we in Public Safety work each day to be of service to fellow community members. If you would like to share feedback on how we are doing, we welcome it. Please connect using our feedback form.

Public Safety Feedback Form

 To increase the convenience of those whose accidents are handled by University of Dayton Police officers, accident reports are now available for download from Ohio's crash retrieval website. Click through to the website, enter the pertinent information, and receive access to your report for download.

Ohio Crash Retrieval Website

If you wish to retrieve a copy of a vehicle accident report, you may visit Ohio's crash retrieval site for easy access and download of your file. 

If you are a member of the media, you may make your request by directly contacting our media relations professionals.

If you are not a member of the media, you may use the records request form to begin the records request process. Should you experience any issues with the form or have other records related questions, you may email our Clery Compliance and Records Administrator.

Public Records Request Form

You can learn more about the mass notification system used to alert campus community members on the Emergency Preparedness and Response page

To update your profile in the system to include contact information such as your personal cellphone number, you can follow the easy steps in this guide. A video tutorial is also available to assist you in making these important updates.

Emergency Preparedness & Response Page

The Department of Public Safety offers personalized training to the campus community. Our department employs sworn law enforcement officers whose training and certifications typically exceed the requirements set for other departments. Our officers are qualified to share their expertise and knowledge on a variety of topics. The department holds regular learning opportunities in Fitz Hall and can also be scheduled to provide in-person training in buildings on campus including residence halls and in the Student Neighborhood. Our emergency personnel also regularly schedule CPR training during the academic year. You can request specific types of training or more information about training in general by completing the Public Safety Training Request Form.

Training Request Form

Public Safety generates community-wide communication related to safety and security. The Clery Act mandates the instances in which the University must issue Emergency Notifications and Timely Warning Notifications (UD's Safety Advisory). Public Safety introduced the Flyer Aware Message in 2017 to offer a form of communication regarding safety and security issues that do not fall within the criteria of the federally mandated messaging.

Campus Community Communication

Our blog focuses on the events and activities of the department plus information related to personal security.

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Parking Services at the University of Dayton strives to provide excellent service through a variety of transportation and parking services, including management of campus parking facilities, online permit and citation programs, guest/special event parking accommodations, the Motorist Assistance Program, the shuttle to Governor's Place, and student medical escorts. You can learn all you need to know about parking Services by visiting their homepage.

Parking Services Homepage

Parking Services offers an online service website to purchase your permit, pay or appeal a citation, and manage your parking account. Visit the link and log in with your University username and password.

Parking Services Online Portal

Department of Public Safety 937-229-2131 (administrative offices)

Fitz Hall, Room 195
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2914

Public Safety Blog

Events, activities and personal security information

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