The Patrol Division is the most critical aspect of the CSU Police Dept. The University is protected by vehicular, foot and mountain bike patrols. Patrol officers respond to crimes in progress, traffic accidents, reports of suspicious activity, and request for assistance ranging from a medical to a person locked out of their offices. Patrol officers conduct initial investigations of all crimes reported on and sometimes off campus. The CSU Police Department operates around the clock to serve the university community. The primary objective of the Department is to assure the safety of all students, faculty, staff and visitors of the university. The Chicago State University Police also serves the community with uniformed security guards student patrol, and traffic units.