Services We Provide

The Emory Police Department (EPD) has jurisdiction to provide complete law enforcement services to the Emory communities on the Main and Midtown campuses and surrounding areas, and on the Oxford Campus.

The Department has strong, long-term relationships with DeKalb County Police, Atlanta Police, City of Oxford Police, Newton County Sheriff’s Department, city and county prosecutors, and with state and federal law enforcement and investigative agencies. The Department works closely with Campus Life, the Office of General Council, Residence Life, Student Health, Emory Healthcare, the Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR), campus support groups, victim and survivor support organizations, and many more professional entities. These mutually beneficial relationships enhance and multiply the resources that the Department makes available to the greater Emory community.

Click each of the sections below to learn more about the specialized services provided to the greater Emory community by the Department and its partner organizations:

Options for Reporting a Sexual Assault

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Provide a Confidential Tip

TIPS LINE: 404.727.TIPS (404.727.8477)

The Emory police department has a telephone TIPS line for the community to report any information concerning criminal activity that is available to assist the Police department in solving crimes where you may have important information. All information left on the TIPS line is confidential.

The TIPS line is not an emergency number. If you witness a crime in progress or have an emergency that requires the police, please call 404.727.6111 (or 911 and tell the county dispatcher which Emory campus you're on).

You may also send email tips to the Emory Police.

Fingerprinting Services

Fingerprinting Services are SUSPENDED until the CDC lifts their recommendations for social distancing for COVID-19.

The Emory Police Department provides fingerprinting services for persons affiliated with Emory who require ink fingerprint cards for background checks. The service is provided by appointment only. Contact our receptionist at 404.727.6115 to schedule an appointment.

NOTE: Please do NOT pre-fill the fingerprint cards; the fingerprint machine will print the fields on the card(s) for you.

Event Security

The Emory Police Department can provide security for your on-campus event.

If you need security for your student organization event, please complete this form.

If you need security for an event which is not being hosted by a student organization, please contact us via email.

Personal Property Registration

The Emory Police Department provides the OperationID program to allow individuals to register the make, model, and serial number of valuable property items.

Lost, Found, & Stolen Property Reports (including EmoryCards)

Property and evidence are stored in a secure access area of the Emory Police Department. Our property and evidence custodian is responsible for the safe and secure storage of thousands of articles of property which are submitted as evidence for criminal cases or for safe keeping by officers of the Emory Police Department.

Stolen Property

If your property was stolen, please call us to report the theft as soon as possible. If you know the make, model, and serial number of the stolen property, please try to provide the information at the time of the report. Also, if you have device with network card (wired or wireless), it can help our investigation if you provide the MAC address(es) for the device.

Serial Number Locations:

  • Serial numbers for bicycles can usually be found on the underside of the bottom bracket (the part of the frame that the pedal crank passes through).
  • Cell phones often use an IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number as a serial number. The location of the IMEI number differs by device.


The EmoryCard is used for building access and financial transactions.  Please deactivate your EmoryCard as soon as possible if it is lost or stolen.

For information on lost or stolen cards and replacement cost, go to:

To cancel the card, log on to the EmoryCard system: or call 404.727.6095.

Lost and Found Property

The Emory Police Department makes every effort to investigate and return all found items to their rightful owners. If you have lost an item (or found one) please call 404.727.8005 to report it.

Inquiries concerning Lost/Found Property will be handled in person at any of the locations of the Emory Police Department, by telephone at 404.727.8005, or by Email.

Main Campus

1784 N. Decatur Rd.
Suite G01
Atlanta, GA 30322

(on the ground level of the North Decatur Building)

Midtown Campus

478 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 0L820
Atlanta, GA 30308

(In the W. W. Orr Building)

Oxford Campus 402 West Moore St.
Oxford, GA 30054

Inquiries concerning property lost or found at the Oxford Campus will be handled in person at the Emory Police Department, 1784 N. Decatur Rd. G-01, N. Decatur Building, by telephone at 404.727.8005, or by Email.

Items not accepted as Lost/Found at EPD:

  • Clothing items
  • Perishable items / Food
  • Flammable Items (lighters, etc)
  • Small recreational items (soccer balls, frisbees, baseballs, etc)
  • Personal grooming items (combs, brushes, bows, ribbons, scrunchies, etc)
  • Intentionally abandoned property (electronic equipment that obviously does not work, damaged furniture, items placed by trash containers for disposal, etc)
  • Office supplies (individual notebooks, pens, etc)
  • Umbrellas

Evidentiary Property


Property with evidentiary value for criminal prosecution which is submitted to Criminal Investigations will be held until after disposition by the courts for the criminal case for which it was collected. With some exceptions, after the case has been disposed of and after all appeals, property which was collected for evidentiary purposes may be released to the rightful owner with written permission of the prosecutor's office.

Retrieval of Evidence

Persons who wish to retrieve evidence which is in the custody of the Emory Police Department Property and Evidence Custodian must present themselves in person to the Property and Evidence Custodian and must furnish a valid government-issued identification.  Proof of ownership may be required to retrieve property.

Financial Crimes

Crimes against property are those cases that include but are not limited to theft, burglary, arson, property damage and others.

Financial Crimes

Criminal Investigations is tasked with investigating those crimes that include forgery, fraud, identity theft, etc.

Georgia law provides a victim of identity theft with the option to file a police report with the jurisdiction in which the crime occurred or the jurisdiction in which they live.

If you are or suspect you are a victim of identity theft you should immediately close all bank accounts and credit card accounts. You should then contact one of the three major credit bureaus and place a fraud alert on your credit account. Some helpful resources are listed below.

Major Credit Bureaus

Equifax Corp


Trans Union

To Order a Report:





To Report Fraud:







Consumer Advocacy Groups

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse:
1717 Kettner Avenue
Suite 105
San Diego, CA 2101
Phone: 619.298.3396
 Email & website.
U.S. Public Interest Research Group:
218 D Street S.E.
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202.546.9707
Email & website.

Safety Escorts

The complete schedule for Cliff Shuttles can be found at the Transportation and Parking websiteThe Transloc website will provide you with near real-time location of the shuttles that are running. Transloc also provides apps to view the shuttle location data on mobile devices.

Late-night Service and SafeRide

If you are traveling on campus after dark, you should always do so in groups of two or more people.  If you need to walk alone and want an escort, you should call for a SafeRide escort.

Transportation and Parking Services and the Emory Police Department provide SafeRide service for employees and students. The program provides a safe escort to an employee or student who feels unsafe travelling to areas of campus that are not directly served by shuttle service or for those times when the shuttle service is not in operation.

Request SafeRide in any of the following ways: