Download an Accessible and Printable PDF of the 2023 Annual Security Report

Mission Statement

The Department of Public Safety has the primary responsibility for providing a safe and secure campus environment that is conducive to visiting and learning, working, and living at The Catholic University of America. The department provides comprehensive programs, which include security patrol, escort, and a customer service center. A staff of trained professionals, including commissioned special police officers, focuses on crime prevention and investigation; safety education; and emergency preparedness, response, and recovery. The department works closely with federal and local law enforcement agencies to coordinate services and activities to enhance safety within the boundaries of the University. The department seeks opportunities to partner with students, staff, and faculty to achieve the goals of a safe and secure campus.


Campus Safety and Security Reporting

 To Comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the Catholic University Department of Public Safety prepares this report and works with several offices and public agencies, such as the Office of the Dean of Students, Residential Housing and the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia (MPD), to gather the information.  Each entity provides updated data on its educational efforts and programs.  Campus crime, arrests and referral statistics include those reported to the Department of Public Safety, designated campus offices (including, but not limited to directors, deans, department heads, resident life staff, student conduct staff, advisors to students and student organizations, and athletic administrators), and local law enforcement agencies.  

The Catholic University is required by federal law to publish an Annual Security Report by October 1 each year.  The most recent Annual Security Report is listed below.  All reports are in PDF format and required Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.  Instuctions for downloading it are included below.  The Security Report can be accessed at the following link: