For emergencies, please call 706-507-8911.
Rave Guardian is a free mobile app that provides students, faculty and staff with a direct connection to campus police so that everyone can easily communicate all their safety needs. Its easy-to-use features help you stay safe every day and enable us to provide better protection for you.
The CSU Police Department is a fully authorized state police agency, providing both police and security services to both the Main and RiverPark campuses. The Department collaborates regularly with the city of Columbus Police Department and other regional law enforcement agencies.
The Department utilizes a philosophy of community policing that integrates crime prevention, problem resolution, and community involvement to provide the support and service deserved by CSU guests, students, and employees.
Headquarters for CSU Police is located next to the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center, on the corner of College Drive and East Lindsey Drive. Officers also work from a police station on the CSU RiverPark campus in downtown Columbus.
The mission of the Columbus State University Police Department is to complement and support the advancement of the University's goals by providing professional services to the campus community and to enhance the collegiate experience by instilling a safe and secure environment that is conducive to learning, working, and living on our campuses.
The Columbus State University Police Department will exemplify a premier model of public safety in higher education through the provision of service-driven, community-oriented policing that emphasizes the values of innovation, diversity, transparency, and the utmost accountability to both internal and external stakeholders of the University.