PNW Officer Nick Smith

University Police

The Purdue University Northwest Police Department operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide security for our campuses.

Hammond Campus Police Building

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Hammond Campus

Emergency: 911 or (219) 989-2220

Non-Emergency: (219) 989-2220

Anonymous Tip Line: (219) 989-2912

Westville Campus

Emergency: 911 or (219) 785-5220

Non-Emergency: (219) 785-5220

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PNW Police Officers

About Us

Our officers graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and continue training with the Public Safety Council of Northwest Indiana.

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From safety training to vehicle services, explore the resources available through PNW police.

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Police Department Hosts Trauma-Informed Investigation Training

As part of the university’s commitment to implementing the best practices in policing, PNW hosted representatives from local law enforcement agencies, community groups, counseling centers and shelters for advanced training in defining, developing and strengthening trauma-informed victim-interviewing skills.

Read About the Training