Top 25 University Departments

These 25 universities are making a difference in student safety. These departments are recognized for having increased the safety and security of their campus community in 2018.

Special recognition is garnered on Murray State University, the winner of the 2018 National Department of the Year and to 2018 National Department of the Year award finalists The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Virginia Commonwealth University.

 

1 Murray State University* Murray State Police Department and Center for Adult and Regional Education
2 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston* The University of Texas Police Department at Houston
3 Virginia Commonwealth University* VCU Police Department
4 Eastern Connecticut State University Department of Public Safety, Eastern Connecticut State University
5 Oregon State University Oregon State University Department of Public Safety
6 University of Nevada, Reno University Police Services and E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center
7 University of Texas at Arlington University of Texas at Arlington Police Department, University of Texas at Arlington Student Affairs
8 Texas A&M University-San Antonio Texas A&M University-San Antonio Police Department
9 Old Dominion University Old Dominion University Public Safety Department
10 University of Houston University of Houston Division of Administration & Finance
11 Furman University Furman University Police Department
12 University of North Dakota Department of Public Safety; University Information Technology
13 University of North Carolina Greensboro University of North Carolina Greensboro Police Department
14 Chapman University Community Relations; Department of Public Safety
15 Lincoln Memorial University Lincoln Memorial University Campus Police, Security & Dispatch
16 Illinois Institute of Technology Department of Public Safety, Office of Student Affairs, Department of Facilities, and Office of External Affairs
17 Columbus State Community College Columbus State Community College Police Department
18 The Claremont Colleges Campus Safety Department of The Claremont Colleges
19 Brown University Department of Public Safety
20 Missouri University of Science and Technology Missouri S&T University Police Department
21 Aquinas College Aquinas College Department of Campus Safety
22 New Jersey Institute of Technology Department of Public Safety
23 Indiana University Indiana University Police Department
24 California State University San Marcos California State University San Marcos University Police Department
25 University of Scranton Police University of Scranton Police Department

 

* Department of the Year Award winner and finalists.

Rankings are based on the published award criteria.

Nominations for the 2019 Department of the Year Award and Top 25 list open Summer 2019. Check back for more information.