Police Department

Filing Police Reports / Records Requests

At this time, the Cleveland State University Police Department only accepts online reports for lost university keys.  To report any campus emergencies, please dial 9-1-1 (or 8-9-1-1 from any campus phone).  To file a police report for an incident occurring on the CSU campus, contact the CSU Police Department at (216) 687-2020.  To request a traffic or police report, please review the police department's policy.

Reporting Lost University Key(s)

Lost keys issued to members of the Cleveland State University community may be reported to the Police Department in person at the Campus Safety Building (located at 1840 Chester Avenue) or via the online reporting form.  In order to file a lost key report, you will need a CSU ID number and the serial number(s) of the keys being reported.  To obtain the key serial number(s), please call the Access Control and Security Systems department at (216) 687-5386 or e-mail them at access.security@csuohio.edu.

Under O.R.C 2921.13, Falsification-“No person shall knowingly make a false statement, or knowingly swear or affirm the truth of a false statement…Violation of this section is a Misdemeanor of the First Degree.


Records Requests

Requests for traffic accident and police reports may be made via:

  • E-mail: police@csuohio.edu
  • Fax: 216-687-5144
  • Phone: 216-687-3821
  • U.S. Postal Mail: 2121 Euclid Avenue, CS124, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115

The university's public records policy is located at https://library.csuohio.edu/csu/PublicRecordsPolicy.pdf.

Records requests may be submitted in person at the Campus Safety Building.  However, records must often be reviewed and non-public information redacted before being provided. Copies will be provided within a reasonable period of time following the request. The amount of time will depend upon the number of records requested, the location of the records, the medium in which the records are stored, the need for legal review, and the need to redact non-public information.