Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the BUPD office?
The Bradley University Police Department is located in the Campustown shopping center at the intersection of St. James and University. The BUPD Dispatch Center with 24-hour walk-up service is located in Macmillan Hall located at 1308 W. Bradley Avenue.

How do I contact the BUPD?
The non-emergency telephone number is (309) 677-2000. The administrative telephone number is (309) 677-1002.

What hours does the Bradley University Police Department operate?
Bradley University Police Officers and dispatchers are on duty 24 hours a day throughout the year, including holidays.

What are the Bradley University Police Department patrol boundaries?
The BUPD generally patrols east to Sheridan Rd., south to Moss Ave., west to Western Ave., and north to Columbia Terrace. However, the BUPD does have full jurisdiction and arrest powers in both the City of Peoria and Peoria County.

If stopped by a Peoria Police Officer on campus, do I have to obey him/her, or may I request a Bradley University Police Officer?
You do have to obey a Peoria Police Officer, either on or off campus. You may request a Bradley University Police Officer, but it is the discretion of the Peoria Police Officer to call one.

Will the BUPD “jump” my car battery?
The BUPD has jumper cables and pop starter units which we will use to assist with getting your vehicle started. There is no fee for these services. A Bradley University ID or other picture ID is required.

Will the BUPD help me get my keys out of a locked car?
The policy is generally yes, but due to newer vehicle locking systems, there are no guarantees. If BUPD cannot unlock your vehicle, the BUPD dispatch center has a list of vendors who can assist. These vendors typically charge a fee for their services.

Do I need a permit to park on campus?
Yes. All faculty, staff, and students are required to have a parking decal to park in the University lots and/or decks. However, there are also a number of locations in and around campus where visitors can park.

Questions regarding parking and permits can be obtained from the Parking Department at (309) 677-2227.

Where is the Lost and Found located?
Each building has a lost and found area in their main office. Each office holds property for a short time before it is turned in to the Bradley University Police Department.

Can I skateboard on campus?
The safe use of in-line skates, roller skates, skateboards, bicycles, and self-balancing personal transportation devices, to travel directly from one point to another is permitted. The use of such equipment inside university facilities is prohibited. The performance of acrobatic techniques with such equipment is also prohibited on campus. Read the full policy.

Can I fly my drone/UAS on campus?
Drone/UAS use on campus is regulated. Read the policy and request permission.