Campus crime prevention is a way to make JCU a safer place to live and learn. By becoming aware of the crimes that occur most often on campus, you can learn ways to reduce your chances of becoming a victim, and, ultimately, prevent crime.

The John Carroll University Police Department is concerned with the safety of each and every member of the JCU community, and does its part to promote crime prevention. A few ways that you can prevent crime are detailed below.

Timely Notifications
John Carroll University is required to provide the University community with information in a timely fashion regarding criminal activity that might represent an ongoing threat to the safety of the students and employees.

Crimes that require a timely notification are murder, sex offenses – forcible and non-forcible, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, manslaughter, and arson.

The manner in which this information is conveyed may include, but is not limited to, email notification, Carroll News articles, and fliers posted on campus.

Students, faculty, and staff should read these notifications. Anyone with relevant information concerning the notices is encouraged to call JCUPD at 216.397.1234 or the Tip Line at 216.397.1515.


Identity Theft
Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America, affecting half a million new victims each year. In the course of a day, you may write a check at the drugstore, charge tickets to a concert, call home on your cell phone, or apply for a credit card. Chances are you don’t give these routine transactions a second thought. But, others do.

Individuals need to be actively involved in protecting their personal information. To learn more on how to prevent becoming a victim of identity theft, or what to do if you are a victim, visit the Federal Trade Commission website at To report identity theft, contact JCUPD at 216.397.1234.