Mission Statement

The mission of the Xavier University Police Department is to protect life and property, to understand and serve the needs of any and all persons within the university community, to actively seek to identify community problems and solutions to those problems, to identify and prevent any criminal activity which may occur, and to improve the quality of life in this community.

Department Values

We value human life, constitutional rights, individual differences and contributions, sense of community, integrity, purposefulness, openness, justice, discipline, individual and organizational excellence and being caring.


The Xavier University Police are responsible for the protection of lives and safeguarding of buildings and equipment; Deter and prevent crime; Educate the Xavier community in all aspects of crime prevention and survival; Enforce state statutes, city ordinances, and university policies; Apprehend violators, file affidavits, and serve warrants; Assist with traffic control and parking operations; Assist with fire fighting and fire safety inspections; Investigate complaints, offense reports, auto accidents, and any other unusual or suspicious activity on campus; Open and close campus buildings and property at prescribed times; Assist injured/ill persons; Assist stranded motorists; Escort students, faculty, staff, and visitors on campus during hours of darkness; Establish and maintain good working relationships with community officials, student groups, and other police and security agencies and courts.