Campus Police

Campus Police - 812.888.5555

Mission Statement
The mission of the Vincennes University Department of Police and Safety is to provide a safe and secure campus for all individuals at VU. To achieve this mission, we will respect and safeguard the dignity and rights of all individuals.

We strive to maintain an environment in which the primary education mission of the University can be realized. The men and women of the Department are professionally trained to provide police, security and parking services for the campus community. Our daily objective is to work in a partnership with the community and provide the highest quality of professional police services.


Special Announcement:


Vincennes University 2019 Notice of Availability for Current and Prospective Students and Employees

Vincennes University is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their safety and security. The 2019 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is an important tool for our students, faculty, and staff to keep current on key university policies and statistics.  It contains information regarding campus security and personal safety, including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, crime reporting procedures for students and staff, disciplinary procedures, and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. The report includes information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Vincennes University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.  The report also includes the disclosure of certain university fire safety-related policies and procedures, as well as three years of fire statistics in Vincennes University Residential Facilities.  We encourage members of the university community to read through this report and use it as a guide for safe practices on and off campus.

The 2019 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available and can be accessed on the Vincennes University Police Department’s web page at


The 2019 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report can also be accessed via this direct link/url:


If you would like to obtain a paper copy of the 2019 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, you can contact the Vincennes University Police Department at (812) 888-5555, or you can stop by the Vincennes University Police Department, and one will be provided to you.


This information is required by federal law known as the Clery Act, and is provided by the Vincennes University Police Department.


Reporting a Crime
Potential criminal activity and other emergencies on campus can be reported by any student, faculty, or staff member. Contacting Campus Police:

University Police Officers are in constant radio contact with Central Dispatch (E-911) and the Vincennes City Police.

Request Event Security
Our goal is to provide exceptional security services with professionalism, compassion, and dignity, while dedicated to excellent customer service and a safe and secure campus.
The Vincennes University Police Department provides police and security services for special events such as concerts, dignitary visits, commencement, holiday celebrations, student and department social events, athletics and many other miscellaneous event.
A tremendous amount of personnel hours are used to cover these assignments.  Police officers or Campus Safety Officers assigned to work an event are given specific instruction on the management of that event.

To request event security or special services please submit a REQUEST FOR SERVICE form.

The following guidelines are offered when requesting the university police department’s presence at an event.  

  • Requests for service should be submitted no less than 2 weeks prior to your event date in order to allow for sufficient planning. If your request is made with less than 2 weeks’ notice, there will be no guarantee that an officer(s) will be available for your event. The request for service form can be found below.  Please fill out and mail to the university police “Attn. Adam Daugherty.”  This request can also be emailed to
  • A minimum of 24 hours’ notice is required for cancellation of the request for police services.
  • You may request a specific number of officers needed for your event, but the University Police Department will be responsible for assessing the proper number of officers needed based on factors such as crowd size, type of event, location, etc.