Campus Safety & Security is committed to enhancing the educational and working experience at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM) by delivering services that protect life and property. Through partnership within the campus family, we build trust and enhance the quality of life for all students, staff, and faculty.

The agencies within Campus Safety & Security are responsible for ensuring the university is prepared and capable of responding to all emergencies and issues that happen on our campus. Our partnerships help ensure that we have the very best resources available at all times.

The Campus Police Department a certified state law enforcement agency providing professional police services and protection to the university community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The USFSM security team monitors campus activities and supplements the Campus Police Department officers through monitoring of the campus CCTV systems, and foot patrol.

Emergency Management coordinates activities to protect, prevent and mitigate against; respond to; and recover from disasters and emergencies affecting the University.


Campus Police Department (CPD)
501 College Drive
Sarasota, FL 34243
Ph: 941-487-4210
Fax: 941-487-4799

Campus Safety & Security
Facilities Planning & Management
8350 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243

Emergency Management
Facilities Planning & Management
8350 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243

Campus Police Services

The Campus Police Department is dedicated to providing a safe environment for and in partnership with the community. We remain committed to assist with personal and professional development of department members, and to the principle of being community minded and service driven.

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Emergency Management

Emergency Management (EM) at USFSM is part of the System-wide Emergency Management function that coordinates activities to protect, prevent and mitigate against; respond to; and recover from disasters and emergencies affecting the University. Using an all-hazards approach, USFSM EM coordinates emergency operations to enhance a safe and secure environment at USFSM that is conducive to living, learning, and working.

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    Annual Security Report and Safety Report (ASR)

    The USFSM Annual Fire Report is published by the Campus Police Department. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by USFSP; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes university policies concerning campus security, sexual assault, missing student notification, emergency response and evacuation procedures, fire safety and other information required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act.

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    Your Safety

    Under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the "Clery Act"), Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) play a vital role in the timely and accurate reporting of certain crimes and incidents for each separately-accredited institution within the USF System. Here you can learn about what might make you a CSA, access training resources, and more CSA-centric information.

    USF Sarasota-Manatee Clery Coordinator
    Chief Michael A. Kessie
    Campus Police Department
    5800 Bay Shore Road, CPD
    Sarasota, FL 34243
    Phone: (941) 487-4210|
    Fax: (941) 487-4799

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    Sexual Predators/Offenders

    Beginning October 2002, the federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where they may obtain information provided by the state concerning registered sexual predators and offenders. It also requires sexual predators and offenders to provide notice, as required under State law, of each institution of higher education in that State at which the person is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student at that institution. USF Police will notify the University Community when a registered sexual predator or offender has registered as being on campus per State law.

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    Students of Concern Assistance Team (SOCAT)

    Students of Concern Assistance Team (SOCAT)

    Our SOCAT team works with students who may be distressed or whose behavior may be a concern to others. They offer support and assistance to fellow students before more significant problems arise.

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