About Us

A safe environment is our top priority. The PNW Police Department operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide security for our campuses.


Brian Miller

Director of Public Safety Brian Miller

University Campus Police are under the direction Director of Public Safety Brian Miller. While some processes and procedures are still in the process of unifying under Purdue Northwest, please know that your safety and protection is our primary goal.

Full Police Powers

Under Indiana Law, University Police Officers possess full police powers including the power of arrest under IC 21-39-4 on all property owned or occupied by the University. On the Hammond Campus, the department also has a written mutual aid agreement with the City of Hammond Police, although primary jurisdictional areas are routinely respected.

Talk to Us

We welcome your input. If you have questions, comments, ideas, or want to report crime or suspicious activity on campus, please contact us. All reports will be kept confidential.


Email: UNPOL@pnw.edu


  • 911 or 219-989-2222
  • Toll Free: 1-855-608-4600, Extension 2220


  • 219-989-2220
  • Toll-Free: 1-855-608-4600, Extension 2220

Fax: 219-989-2052

Effective August 1, 2022, the hours of operation for Westville Police will be Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., official holidays included.  Police officers will not be assigned when the campus is closed overnight or on weekends when no classes or events are scheduled.

Please note that PNW police officers will be on patrol duty at the Westville campus when students are in class and whenever campus or outside community events are being hosted on-site, including athletic events.

Email: Campus_Police@pnw.edu


  • 911 or 219-989-2222
  • Toll Free: 1-855-608-4600, Extension 5220


  • 219-785-5220
  • Toll-Free: 1-855-608-4600, Extension 5220