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  (Remember, all forms must be authorized by your Department Head)

Safety Escort Service

Safety 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.

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.

Rave Guardian

Rave Guardian is a mobile app which enhances safety on campus through real-time interactive features that create a virtual safety network of friends, family, and Public Safety.  The app allows students to create a safety profile to alert friends and family when they are walking alone.  It also features a safety timer to alert campus security when a student does not arrive at the planned destination within a certain amount of time.