About USF PD
We are dedicated to providing a safe environment for and in partnership with the community, while remaining committed to assisting with personal and professional development of department members. We are dedicated to the principle of being community minded and service driven.
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The University of South Florida Police Department (USFPD) is organized into components and divisions, each managed by a member of the Command Staff. The Command Staff is comprised of sworn members of the rank of Lieutenant or above who report through an established chain-of-command to the Chief of Police.
The Administrative Division includes the Chief, administrative support staff, and the Major (Assistant Chief of Police)..
The Operations component is under the direction of Operations Commander (Captain) who commands both the Patrol Division (uniform) and the Criminal Investigations Division (plain clothes). The Patrol Division, managed by a Lieutenant includes the following: Uniform Patrol section, Bicycle Squad, Marine Unit, and the Motor Unit. The Criminal Investigative Division is managed by a Lieutenant and includes a squad of plain clothed investigators and the Health Science Center police detachment. The Patrol and Investigations divisions are responsible for criminal investigation of all misdemeanors, felonies, traffic law enforcement, and traffic crash investigations on University property.
The Support Services component is under the direction of the Assistant Chief of Police. One Lieutenant manages the Records, Public Information, Logistics, Crime Prevention and Accreditation sections. Another Lieutenant manages the Training, Special Events, Communications, and Grants sections.
These divisions are staffed by dedicated and professional members who work together to provide the best possible law enforcement service to the community.
The University of South Florida Police Department abides by Florida State Statute 166.0493 which prohibits bias-based profiling of individuals based solely on a trait common to a group for enforcement action. This includes, but is not limited to: race, ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, religion, economic status, age, cultural group, or any other identifiable group.