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Ensuring the safety and well-being of the community, the Miami University Police Department takes pride in providing a diverse range of services on a regular basis. Committed to fostering a secure environment, their offerings extend beyond law enforcement, encompassing various assistance programs for the benefit of the entire community.

Emergency Text Messaging System

redhawk alert logoMiami University has contracted with Omnilert (e2Campus) to provide emergency notification services to the university community via cell phone text messages and email. The system, "Miami Emergency Text Messaging System," is available to Miami University students, faculty and staff on all three Butler County campuses.

Rave Guardian Safety App

rave guardian logoThe Rave Guardian application is available to members of the university community at no cost for Android and iOS smartphones. Download from the Apple Store or Google Play

MU students and staff must register here first before downloading and logging into the Rave Guardian App.


Event Security for On Campus Events

MUPD recognizes that at sporting, special events, and other times officers may be required to provide crowd and vehicular control and security. A fourteen-day advanced notice is required for all staffing requests. To request a quote prior to your event, please complete the form and add "Request a quote of estimated cost" to the additional information section. The quote will be sent to the point of contact.

Ride Along Request

The MUPD is not currently accepting ride along requests. Please check back at a later time for an update on this status. 

The Miami University Police Department participates in the Ride-Along Program, in which an interested person can be an official passenger in a patrol vehicle. The passenger accompanies a police officer during part of a normal tour of duty. The primary purpose of a Police Ride-Along is to provide an opportunity for the community to see first-hand the day to day workings of law enforcement at Miami University. The Ride-Along guest receives important insight into what it means to be a police officer. Criminal Justice students and people interested in a career in law enforcement have found this program particularly useful. The Ride-Along Program fosters a better understanding of the challenges, hazards, and rewards of being a police officer at Miami University. This program also provides an opportunity for citizens to get to know their police officers and to know what to expect if they ever have a need to call for police assistance. The Ride-Along Program also provides an opportunity for police officers to get to know their community. If you are interested in scheduling a Ride-Along, please complete the form below.

Please note:

  • Appropriate dress code for Ride-Along will be enforced. Dress is casual, but professional; for example, jeans and a nice shirt. Most footwear is acceptable. Inappropriate clothing/shoes include: shorts, tank tops, mini-skirts, and flip flops.
  • Cancellation of scheduled Ride Along should be made by calling 513-529-2222.
  • Maximum Time of Ride-Along will be set at 5 hours.

Portable Breathalyzer Test

Are you required by the court to have a Portable Breathalyzer Test conducted randomly throughout the year? We offer the portable breathalyzer test for a small fee of $5.00 per test. The service is offered 24/7 at the Police Service Center.

Payment Methods

  • Charge to Bursar (Applies to Miami University Staff and Students only)
  • e-Check
  • Credit Card

If planning to pay by e-check or credit card, the online payment link will be provided to customers prior to their scheduled appointment. Please contact us at 512-529-2223 to make arrangements for this service.

Weapons Storage Program

Miami University students may store university-prohibited weapons at the Miami University Police Department free of charge.

Please contact the Miami University Police Department at 513-529-2222 to arrange the storage service.

Miami University Police Department

Dial 9-1-1 if you have an emergency. If you require immediate police assistance or wish to report a criminal offense, call the police dispatcher at 513-529-2222.

Contact Information

Police Services Center
4945 Oxford-Trenton Road
Oxford, Ohio 45056
513-529-2222 | 24 hours | Non-Emergency

Substation Locations

Armstrong Student Center - 1055

Farmer School of Business - 1001

King Library - 31

Yager Stadium - 180