Request Event Security

The Duke University Police Department provides police and security services for special events such as concerts, dignitary visits, commencement, holiday celebrations, student and department social events, athletics and weddings.

The estimated cost is $35 per hour for each officer. The Duke Police Special Event Manager determines the number of officers required to cover each event and the need for any special services, such as ambulances.

Requests for event security must be submitted to the Special Event Manager after it has been scheduled with the appropriate Duke department (see below) and at least ten business days prior to the event.

How to Schedule Special Events

Student Organizations

Student groups must schedule events through DukeGroups under their student organizational page.  They may also contact the University Center Activities & Events (UCAE) at (919) 684-4741 or by e-mail to caitlin.shaw@duke.edu.

Campus Departments, Community Groups, Businesses and Individuals

Non-student groups and individuals can request security services by completing the Duke Police special events request form below.

Complete a Duke Police special events request form at least ten business days prior to the event.

After your form is received, you will be contacted by the Special Events Manager, or department representative to discuss details and cost.  If you have not received a response to your form submission within two (2) business days, contact the Duke Police Special Event Manager by email at shannan.tiffin@duke.edu.

Payment may be made through Cost Center code entered on the Special Events request form, by check to the Duke Police Department, or through an Interdepartmental Request (IR) form. Checks and IR forms must be mailed to the Duke University Police Department at the above address. IR forms sent by fax are not accepted.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to the scheduled event.  If not, the event requestor will be responsible for payment of a minimum of three (3) hours for each officer scheduled for the event.

For questions or additional information, contact the Special Event Manager at (919) 684-4115.