Public Safety

TU is proud to be one of the safest campuses in Maryland.

The Towson University Office of Public Safety is made up of men and women dedicated to protecting and supporting our campus community. We are comprised of the Towson University Police Department, the Office of Environmental Health and Safety and Access Control, which oversees building access and safety cameras.

Reporting a Crime

Contact the TUPD immediately if you see, experience, or even suspect a crime on campus. We are available 24/7 at 410-704-4444 or . You can also contact us using the SaferMobility app or one of the campus’s emergency blue light phones.

Crime Alerts and Statistics

The university distributes emergency alerts whenever there is an urgent incident or imminent threat on campus. We publicly share up-to-date crime statistics in our Crime Log. An annual comparison of on-campus crimes at Maryland colleges and universities is available in the Uniform Crime Report (UCR). A more in-depth description of annual crimes, fires, and safety programs is included in our annual Clery Report. 

Safety and Prevention

Safety starts with awareness. We strongly encourage students, faculty and staff to sign up for emergency text alerts and download the SaferMobility app to stay safe on campus. You can also access on-demand police escorts, the campus SafeRide, safety tips and videos and a wide range of safety services to reduce your chance of becoming a victim of crime.

Emergency Preparedness

Watch our award-winning active shooter video below for proven strategies on staying safe in an emergency. The Emergency Resources Guide provides guidance on responding to a range of emergencies. 

Be Prepared

Register for emergency text alerts

Students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to register for Towson University's emergency notification system. Registering is the best way to ensure you receive critical notifications on safety concerns, school closings and more.

Watch our campus safety videos

Our 1-minute safety videos offer useful tips and resources for common crime concerns on TU’s campus. 

Download the SaferMobility app

The apps’ mobile escort feature is a safety net to users in potentially threatening situations. Video chat, instant messaging and geo-location technology makes connecting with police quick and accurate. Free downloads are available on Apple and Android devices.