Campus security

SMU Police officers are sworn police officers, licensed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, who have the responsibility and duty to enforce campus regulations and all local, state and federal laws.

SMU Police patrol campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The department coordinates actions with neighboring agencies and criminal investigations with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. Emergency blue-light phones across campus connect directly to SMU Police. SMU Police provide crime prevention education, self-defense training, and secure rides on campus; call 214-768-3333. 

The SMU Aware Safety App connects users to campus safety resources including one-button calls to SMU Police or other emergency and non-emergency assistance, along with many other features designed to promote personal safety. The campus community is encouraged to download the app through the Apple App Store or Google Play.

SMU urges students to call for a safety escort. SMU Safety Escort by TransLoc offers free rides on campus from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. during the fall and spring terms when classes are in session; download the app and learn more at

SMU Police maintain a daily crime log, which is available online at and to the public for review during business hours at the dispatch window at Patterson Hall, 3128 Dyer Street.

SMU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, posted online at, includes reported crimes for the previous three calendar years.