to the Clark Atlanta University Department of Public Safety Website.
The Clark Atlanta University Police Department (CAUPD) is a certified
law enforcement agency dedicated to safeguarding the life, liberty and
security of the students, faculty, staff and constitutes who enter and
inhabit the campus to pursue University business.
CAUPD accomplishes this public safety mission by diligently embracing
the student-centered approach to policing to reduce criminal incidents
and fear of crime. We strive to enhance public safety while working with
our diverse community to improve our on-campus quality of life. It is
our sincere desire to perform our law enforcement functions and the day
to day business of policing with respect, professionalism and excellence
while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical
standards to maintain public confidence.
is a collaborative interactive police agency dedicated to the concepts
of campus community involvement and community service. The Department
deploys law enforcement strategies and techniques in a manner which
incorporates feedback from our stakeholders who have a vested interest
in ensuring the University adheres to and satisfies the overall
University strategic objectives, thereby promoting growth and the free
exchange of ideas and opportunities for success. The Department of
Public Safety is a modern, progressive agency offering the highest
quality of innovative crime prevention strategies and community services
for our constituents.
strives to maintain an effective and responsive relationship with the
community we serve. To accomplish this goal, the organizational
structure is designed into a three (3)-watch, eight (8)-hour patrol
shift schedule deploying resources 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a
week, including holidays, encompassing investigative and detective
services. Officers conduct directed patrols, respond to crimes in
progress, mitigate disputes and disruptions, conduct residential
facility town hall meetings and safety training classes, maintain and
direct emergency management functions, provide security for athletic
events, and on-campus social activities and provide valuable safety tips
to the community.
is committed to transparency and notification. The Department carries
out this function by apprising the students, faculty and staff of the
University’s on-campus crime statistics through the distribution of the
annual “Your Right To Know” Campus Safety Report. Statistical data is
also available on the Clery Act Internal Policy website. CAUPD believes
knowledge is power and with that power comes awareness, thereby
fostering a campus-wide posture of crime prevention and increased public
Headquarters is located at the corner of Lawshe Street and Atlanta
Student Movement Blvd. (formerly Fair Street) in the Tanner Turner
Building. Stop by and visit. Remember, SAFETY IS EVERYONE’S
Thomas Y. Trawick, Jr.
Chief of Police / Director of Emergency Management
Clark Atlanta University Police Department