Department of Public Safety

University of Portland's Department of Public Safety exists to serve the campus community. Our mission is to support the University's primary objectives of teaching and learning, faith and formation, service and leadership by helping to promote, create, and maintain a safe, secure, and enjoyable campus environment for all members of the University Community and its guests. We are dedicated and committed to helping the University "create a civil place based on Catholic values and common good" (Student Handbook, 2).

Public Safety is located in Suite 100 in Haggerty Hall, 5415 N. Warren St. near the Chiles Center.

Public Safety is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. At times, the front door of the office may be locked for security reasons. If you find the door locked, please use the callbox at the front door. 

For a description of the services provided by the Department of Public Safety, please refer to our Annual Crime and Fire Report on the Publications page.


Important Safety Information

Recovered Property

Recognize This?

Portland Police Bureau has made us aware of some property recovered from a stolen vehicle that may belong to a member of our community.  If you recognize the items in this picture, please contact Public Safety so that we may assist in having the property returned to you.
Public Safety Office

Text Public Safety

In an effort to make it easier for you to reach public safety to make an inquiry or provide us with information, we have added the capability for our dispatcher to receive text messages at any time, day or night.

If you would like to reach public safety for a non-emergency situation you can send a text message to public safety at 971.563.4341. A dispatcher will respond as soon as possible.

Please remember that in an emergency situation to call 911 and/or call the public safety emergency number at 503.943.4444.

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Ten Tips to Keep You Safe on Campus

Whether you are a new Pilot just arriving on campus or a seasoned veteran of life on the Bluff, these ten tips can keep you and your friends safer and better able to focus on the important parts of your college experience!


Caution Tape

What to Do in case of an Active Shooter

Attacks on college campuses are an unfortunate reality of our modern world.  The University of Portland has prepared for the potential for such an attack. 

Watch Shots Fired On Campus, a video that addresses the topic specifically from a campus perspective, to prepare yourself. (You must have a valid pilots.up login to access this video).

Ohio State University also has an excellent video on the subject.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Public Safety at 503.943.7161 or via email at

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Great ShakeOut — October 20, 2016

The Great ShakeOuts is a national event that encourages everyone to practice responding to an earthquake.  Below are links to two videos to help you review how best to protect yourself and others in the event of an earthquake. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Department of Public Safety at 503.943.7161 or

Earthquake Preparedness Basics: Drop, Cover, and Hold On

ShakeOut: Earthquake Safety Video

Crime Victim Rights

Have you become the victim of a crime? Learn about your rights on this page from the Oregon Department of Justice.

Important Contact Information

  • Emergency: 503.943.4444
  • Business: 503.943.7161
  • Inclement Weather: 503.943.SNOW (503.943.7669)
    Watch the University's homepage for school closure information and other public safety alerts.
  • Email:


University of Portland
5000 N. Willamette Blvd.,
Portland, Oregon 97203-5798