Department of Public Safety

600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15282
Phone: 412.396.6002
Fax: 412.396.5963
412.396.2677 (COPS)

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Promoting Safety and Well-being

Mission and Goals


The mission of the Duquesne University Campus Community Risk Team (CCRT) is to promote the safety and well-being of the University community through education, communication, planning, assessment, and management in order to mitigate behavioral threats. Reporting to the Office of Legal Affairs, the CCRT works closely with various offices and committees throughout the University in order to achieve its goals.


To educate others on recognizing behavior that may be aggressive, disruptive, or dangerous, and the risks associated with such behavior.

To provide methods for improving threat assessment and communication related to concerning behavior, reporting options, response protocols, and general team functions.

To implement a structured and effective system and process that provide team planning regarding all functions of the team, including but not limited to Duquesne community education, awareness and outreach, incident response and threat analysis, violence de-escalation practices, and program evaluation.

To assess overall program efforts and outcomes in order to improve results if needed in meeting the CCRT's goals.

To effectively manage all incidents referred to the CCRT in accordance with University policies.

*Adapted from Pennsylvania State University
Approved 2.09.2016

If you have an emergency, please call Duquesne University Police - Department of Public Safety at 412.396.2677 (COPS).