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The Mission of the Cornell Police is “Service”. The Cornell Police will perform the same basic activities as any municipal police department, in addition to the activities peculiar to the academic institution that this Department has been created to serve. Not only does it thus respond to required police services, preserve the peace, protect life and property, and recover lost and stolen property, but it also enforces, in a fair and impartial manner, the regulations which comprise the Cornell Campus Code of Conduct, as well as applicable local, State and Federal laws. We appreciate our role in enhancing the quality of life at Cornell by our contributions that foster a safe and secure environment, the cornerstone of academic freedom. We also recognize that justice is the foundation for peace, and to this end, our Department is built on a foundation of community service and crime prevention which respects and preserves the human dignity of all individuals served.

Chiefs Office: 607-255-8945

Administrative Office: 607-255-8953
For Copies of reports filed and General administrative services

Lost and Found Office: 607-255-7197
All items lost, or found on the Cornell Campus, or Identified as belonging to a Cornell affiliated Person

Employment and Financial Services: 607-254-5063

Crime Prevention Unit: 607-255-7404
Cornell Key Tags, Child Safety Seats, Property Identification and Blue Light Services

Special Projects: 607-255-7304
Hiring CU Police Officers for your event
UUP Contact for CU Police

Traffic Safety and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement: 607-255-1111
Contact Person: Sgt Anthony J. Tostanoski

Questions about Buckle Up New York, Information about Campus Traffic Safety programs and Questions about Commercial Vehicles and the Cornell Campus


Gorge Safety

While tempting on hot days, swimming in the gorges is extremely dangerous and a serious threat of drowning exists. Swimming in the gorges is prohibited by Chapter 250 of the City of Ithaca code, Peace and Good Order, which states, "No person shall bathe in, swim in, or for the purposes of swimming and/or bathing enter any of the waters within the City of Ithaca except in the waters officially designated as swimming or bathing areas."

Please visit the newly created gorge website at to find out about things such as trails, regulations and current conditions.

Campus Watch Brochure


May 14, 2017 - Crime Alert: Assault- Stewart Ave/Campus Rd - May 14, 2017..more

May 6, 2017 - Crime Alert: Robbery  Schuyler Place/E. Buffalo St.  May 5, 2017..more

April 26, 2017 - Crime Alert: April 26th, 2017 ..more

View all alerts

Someone's shooting- What should I do?

Homeland Security Threat Advisory

Other News

Cornell Alumni Magazine recently published an article featuring the Cornell Police. Sharon Tregaskis '95 authored "On the Job", and we invite you to read it.