Campus Police

About the Department

The Department is located at 501 College Drive on the New College of Florida Campus. The department provides a full range of police services 24 hours a day, throughout the year. All Campus Police Officers are certified by the State of Florida in accordance with Florida State Statute, Chapter 943. General services provided include: mobile and foot patrol, criminal investigation of all misdemeanors and felony crimes committed on campus, traffic enforcement, crash investigation, emergency response for all type emergencies, and crime prevention programs.

The Department has an excellent working relationship with all federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, which assures the delivery of professional police services. The Department has Combined Voluntary Cooperation and Operational Mutual Aid Agreements with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Department, and all Sarasota County law enforcement agencies. All agencies are available to assist upon request. Communications and coordination with all agencies are maintained via computer, radio, and telephonic communication capabilities.

Mission and Values

The Campus Police Department proudly serves New College of Florida and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Our mission is: To protect life and property; to identify and prevent any criminal activity that may occur; to apprehend and assist in the prosecution of any person who commits a crime on our campus; and to seek to identify community problems and solutions to those problems, so as to improve the overall quality of life in this community. The department values to accomplish our mission are: to provide a safe environment in which the community can work and live; to provide service to all people in a manner that demonstrates respect and dignity for each person; to recognize that we serve a diverse community; to treat all persons fairly and equally; and to provide a strong commitment for the development of our employee’s knowledge, training, abilities, and professionalism.

Emergency Information

For all life-threatening fire or medical emergencies, please dial 911.


Campus Police Department
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243

Phone (941) 487-4210
Admin Fax (941) 487-4799
Dispatch Fax (941) 487-4366

Chief of Police: Michael A. Kessie
Lieutenant: John Tully
Sergeant: Chris Rivett
Sergeant: Michael Mahaney
Senior Police Communications Operator: Denise Cooper