Lost and Found

Items turned into public safety as lost, found or abandoned are inventoried and held until claimed for by the rightful owner. Items received by the department are held for a period of 90 days. Afterwards, unclaimed items are sold at a public auction.


For your convenience, when requesting keys from the Locksmith, the link for the Lock/Key Requisition form can be found here publicsafety.cua.edu/res/docs/Access%20Request%20form.doc (Remember, all forms must be authorized by your Department Head)

Safety Escort Service

Safety escorts are provided by public safety officers for all members of the campus community and may be performed by one of several different methods such as by foot patrol, vehicle patrol or by members of the bicycle patrol.

Public Safety Assistants

The Public Safety Assistants (PSA) program is a part of the Department of Public Safety. PSAs are not security officers or special police officers, and therefore are not expected to enforce or attempt to enforce any laws or make apprehension of suspects who violate the law.

PSAs are placed at designated areas throughout campus to include, the Raymond A. DuFour Center and the Customer Service Center, Department of Public Safety.  Public Safety Assistants are stationed at the entrances of each location to offer a sense of safety to students, faculty and staff members.  They support DPS officers by being additional eyes and ears for the Department of Public Safety and act as a source of information and goodwill.

Parking, Transportation and I.D. Services

The Department of Public Safety is no longer responsible for Parking, Transportation, and ID Services. Please direct all inquiries for parking and transportation services to the Office of Transportation and Parking Services

 Bicycles must be parked in bicycle racks or other spaces or areas designated for their use and must be parked clear of sidewalks, ramps, building entrances, handrails and fences. Bicycles locked to any item other than an approved bike rack will be removed by DPS.

Other Services

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    Rave Guardian

    Rave Guardian is a mobile app which enhances safety on campus through real-time interactive features that create a virtual safety network of friends, family, and Public Safety. The app allows students to create a safety profile to alert friends and family when they are walking alone. It also features a safety timer to alert campus security when a student does not arrive at the planned destination within a certain amount of time.

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  • Rape Aggressive Defense Systems

    The Department of Public Safety offers self defense classes for women in order to "develop and enhance the options of self defense, so they may become viable considerations to the woman who is attacked."

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