Mission Statement

The mission of the SMU Police Department is to maintain a working partnership with all members of the Campus Community to preserve life, maintain human rights, protect property, and promote the educational objectives of Southern Methodist University.

The men and women of the SMU Police Department believe in a shared responsibility with our community to create a secure and inclusive environment that promotes and supports the educational process.

We are dedicated to reducing crime and providing a secure environment by targeting quality of life issues in our community through aggressive enforcement of the law, respect for human rights and protection of the SMU community.  We will carry out this mission with professionalism, fairness and absolute integrity.


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Silent Witness Program

Information about crimes may be reported anonymously through the SMU Police Department's Silent Witness Program by calling 214-SMU-2TIP or online at http://www.smu.edu/2tip.

Contact Information

Patterson Hall
3128 Dyer St., Suite 212

(214) 768-3388 (non-emergency)
(214) 768-3333 (emergency)
9-1-1 (campus phone emergency)