Purdue Student Security Patrol

The Purdue Student Security Patrol is a group of specially selected and trained students who offer evening safe walks to students and staff and who also provide extra observation in parking garages and other areas of the Purdue Campus.

While on duty, student patrol members carry two-way radios to report vandalism or suspicious activities to the police. Patrol positions are paid, and working hours span 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.

PSSP Safe Walk Hours

Students in need of an escort to and from campus buildings may call the PSSP Safe Walk Program for assistance at 494-SAFE (7233). Escorts to and from campus buildings are provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

PSSPs are in charge of checking all Emergency Telephone System (ETS) boxes twice a month during the academic year. This is done to ensure that all emergency telephones are working properly and that the person utilizing the emergency telephone can be heard by the 911 dispatcher and vice versa.

PSSPs assist the entire police department and campus community in a variety of ways. Some of these support details include Athletic Events, Music Hall Events, University Parking Services, and the Safe Walk Program.

To pre-apply for a Student Security Patrol position, click here. A member of the Purdue Police Department staff will call to arrange an interview.

Students and staff who want to arrange for evening safe walks during the fall and spring semesters may call (765) 494-SAFE (7233).

Pre-Application for Student Security Patrol