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Who Are We?

The Iowa State University Police Department is the official law enforcement authority for the university. More than 30 fully certified, sworn police officers and dispatchers provide a variety of services to the community 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including:

  • General patrol
  • Traffic enforcement
  • Criminal investigations
  • Computer forensics
  • Personal threat assistance
  • Crime prevention programming
  • Victim / Witness services

Trained full and part-time employees supplement agency operations. Pursuant to state statutes, Iowa State University police officers possess full powers to detain, investigate, and arrest. Jurisdictional authority is state-wide in matters involving Iowa State University. Mutual aid agreements with other law enforcement agencies may result in the extension of enforcement authority beyond university boundaries.

The ISU Police Department is a professional, nationally recognized police agency. Iowa State University police officers continue to receive the same training and certification as officers at police units throughout the state. Our primary goal is to provide the highest level of safety.