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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


Any Person, Any Study

Cornell Police have always acted, and will continue to perform their duties in a professional manner and in the spirit of rules established for officers in the City of Ithaca and in Tompkins County (including the City of Ithaca Municipal Code and Tompkins County Resolution 2017-21) in addition to those duties assigned to them in New York Education, Criminal Procedure, and other applicable state laws.

Campus Watch Brochure


April 11, 2018 - Crime Alert - Burglaries - North Campus 04/11/18..more

March 30, 2018 - Crime Alert- Burglary - North Campus - March 29th, 2018..more

March 12, 2018 - CRIME ALERT- 03/11/2018 200 Block Linden Ave - Sexual Assault ..more

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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.