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Cornell University Police

The Cornell University Police are responsible for serving and protecting Cornell faculty, staff and students on the Cornell University campus. The Cornell University Police are on campus and on call 24-hours a day, 365 days a year and are charged with providing a safe and secure environment for our students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Blue Light Services

Cornell’s pioneering Blue Light program promotes and safeguards personal security and well-being on the Cornell campus, particularly at night. Students can access campus emergency phones 24-hours a day to reach the Cornell Police or request a Blue Light Escort to accompany them to their destination on or near campus. TCAT Blue Light bus routes 92 and 93 serve central campus, residence halls, outer parking lots and Collegetown from 6:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. seven days a week during the academic year.

Blue Light Safety Message

During the academic year, all current students, faculty and staff receive a weekly Blue Light Safety Message from Cornell Police Chief Kathy Zoner. The message includes a variety of timely information and is intended to provide information and resources to help community members enhance their safety both on campus and off.


CornellALERT messages are emergency notifications sent to all enrolled students, faculty and staff any time there is an imminent threat to the safety of the community. In addition to receiving the email message, students, faculty and staff can elect to receive voice and/or text messages.

Crime Alert

Crime Alerts are timely warning messages about potential danger provided by the Cornell Police. The alerts are sent via email to all current students, faculty and staff, and posted on the CUinfo website. Other methods of disseminating the warning may also be employed.

Gorge Safety

The two gorges that run through the Cornell campus – Cascadilla and Fall Creek – represent more than 10,000 years of beauty. They help to make Cornell one of the world’s most iconic campuses. While the gorges are wonderful for recreation and hiking, they can be very dangerous. Learn more on the Gorge Safety website.

Caring Community

Additional safety resources and information can be found on Cornell’s Caring Community website.