The Catholic University of America

Services to the Campus Community

Lost and Found

Items turned into public safety as lost, found or abandoned are inventoried and held until claimed for by the rightful owner. Items received by the department are held for a period of 90 days. Afterwards, unclaimed items are sold at a public auction.


For your convenience, when requesting keys from the Locksmith, the link for the Lock/Key Requisition form is Access Request Form (Remember, all forms must be authorized by your Department Head)

Escort Service

Escorts are provided by public safety officers for all members of the campus community and may be performed by one of several different methods such as by foot patrol, vehicle patrol or by members of the bicycle patrol.

Public Safety Assistants

The Public Safety Assistants (PSA) program is part of the Department of Public Safety. PSAs are not security officers or special police officers, and therefore are not expected to enforce or attempt to enforce any laws or make apprehension of suspects who violate the law.

PSAs monitor the entrances of resident halls seven days a week during the academic school year from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. The PSAs check identification of persons entering the residence hall. Non-residents must sign in and be escorted in by a resident.

Shuttle & Loop Bus Service

The Department of Public Safety has created a morning shuttle bus that was designed primarily for, but not limited to, staff members of the campus. The shuttle van operates from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and the initial run begins at the intersection of John McCormack Road and Pangborn Road (Metro Kiosk). The shuttle route extends to north campus, going through center campus and back to the Metro Kiosk stop.

Shuttle Bus:

Rape Aggression Defense Systems - R.A.D.

The Department of Public Safety offers self defense classes for women in order to "develop and enhance the options of self defense, so they may become viable considerations to the woman who is attacked." Click here for more information.