The Hilltop Safety Cruiser, operated by trained student employees driving uniquely marked Bradley vans, provides shuttle transports for students, faculty and staff to travel safely from place to place between the areas of Moss Avenue to Columbia Terrace and Western Avenue to Sheridan Road. The Hilltop Safety Cruiser operates daily between 5 p.m. and 3 a.m. when school is in session during fall and spring semesters. A valid Bradley University ID card is required to utilize the service. To request the service, call (309) 677-2800 or just flag down a van.
The Student Patrol, operated by trained student employees outfitted in reflective vests and equipped with flashlights and two-way radios, provides walking escorts for students, faculty and staff to travel safely from place to place on and within close proximity to campus. The Student Patrol currently operates on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. when school is in session during fall and spring semesters. A valid Bradley University ID card must be presented at the time of service. To request the service, call (309) 677-2800. When not providing escorts, the Student Patrol conducts foot patrols of the campus and immediate area.
Safety escorts provided by BUPD officers are available 24 hours a day and can be obtained by calling (309) 677-2000.
The Bradley University Police Department provides complimentary fingerprinting services for students, faculty, and staff.
The Bradley University Police Department provides complimentary motorist assistance for students, faculty, staff and guests. These include jump starting dead batteries, retrieving keys locked inside a vehicle, and calling tow trucks.
Vacation House Watch
The Bradley University Police Department invites members of the Bradley University community residing in the near off-campus neighborhoods to register their residences with the Vacant House Watch prior to leaving campus for fall break, winter break, or spring break. During the breaks, BUPD officers will check registered vacant residences daily as part of their routine patrols.
Blue Light Phones
More than 75 blue light telephones are strategically placed on and off campus. Pushing the red emergency button on the phone will get you to the City of Peoria Enhanced 9-1-1 dispatcher. By dialing “0” your call will be answered by a BUPD dispatcher. The system will display your location to either dispatcher. Dispatchers are on duty to receive calls 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Most phones also are equipped with touch-tone pads and can be used for on-campus calling.
Crisis Intervention Team
Team members received a 40-hour advanced training program designed to provide officers with specialized training on dealing with individuals in the community who have a mental illness or other behavioral disability. CIT officers are trained as resource specialists who can provide immediate response to calls involving a mental health crisis. The "team" concept refers to law enforcement involvement with stakeholder agencies, as well as interagency mutual assistance when appropriate.
Crime prevention programming helps to reduce crime through a range of security programs. A common theme of all crime prevention programs is to encourage students and employees to be aware of their responsibility for their own security and the security of others. The Bradley University Police Department facilitates crime prevention and sexual assault programs for students, parents, faculty and staff, student and community organizations and the Office of Residential Living & Student Conduct resident advisers throughout the year.
Victim and Witness Services
Bradley University Police Department treats all crime victims and witnesses with dignity, compassion, and respect. The experience of being a crime victim or witness is different for each person. It may involve physical injury, emotional turmoil or financial loss. Many people experience frustration or intimidation because the legal proceedings are complex and not easily understood. Our officers will assist you throughout.
Court Enforced Orders
Order of Protection is a civil “stay away” order for victims of abuse by a family or household member, caregiver, current or ex-romantic partner, or current or ex-spouse, a person with whom you live or used to live, or some- one who is the other parent of your child.
Civil No Contact Order is a civil “stay away” order for sexual assault victims who do not have a relationship with the offender.
Stalking No Contact Order is a civil “stay away” order for victims of stalking who do not have a relationship with the offender.
Firearms Restraining Order allows family members, intimate partners, or police to ask a judge to temporarily remove guns from someone they think may be a threat to themselves or others.
Bradley University Services
Counseling for students and employees
Medical and wellness services for students
Assistance with classes, housing, university stay away orders, and pursuit of student conduct charges
Safety escorts available 24/7/365
Transportation to court proceedings or State’s Attorney meetings
Center for Prevention of Abuse
1-800-559-7223 (crisis hot line)
A nonprofit organization specializing in victim advocacy, counseling and shelter for victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse, sexual assault, and human trafficking.
State of Illinois Programs
Illinois Crime Victim Compensation Program
Provides direct financial assistance to victims of violent crime. Online application
Illinois Address Confidentiality Program
1-877-398-1130 (TTY) email@example.com
Provides survivors of domestic violence and their household members with a substitute address to help prevent abusers from locating them.
Automated Victim Notification System
Provides up-to-date information on the custody and/or case status of an offender. Register for an automatic notification of a change in a case or custody status of an inmate. Available by email, text message, call or online at vinelink.com.