Avoid Crime

Programs and Services

We are committed to empowering community members by assisting them with the development of personal safety, home, and property security plans. A strong commitment to public safety through education is the driving force behind USFPD's Crime Prevention Unit.

Bicycle Registration

Protect your investment! If you become th victim of bicycle theft, have the piece of mind in knowing that your bicycle has been registered with the University Police Department and USF Parking and Transportation Services Department. Help us, help you recover your lost or stolen bike. Bring your bicycle and any photo identification to the University Police Department Offices.

Crime Alert Information

For up-to-date crime alerts, visit the Community Crime Alert page >

Operation ID

Most types of property have no specific serial number that can be traced directly to you. Even when items do have unique serial numbers, owners often have difficulty keeping track of those records. The University Police will assist you in engraving your Driver's License number on your property so if it is reported stolen and recovered it can be returned to you without delay. Driver's License numbers are unique to you and make it much easier for Officers to contact you in the event your property is recovered.

Tips (Crime Prevention, Reporting Crime, etc.)

Get invaluable info on how to keep you and your property safe at USF on our Tips page.

Self-defense For Women - Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Class

Self-defense for women is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. It is a comprehensive program for women only. The 12-hour class begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, and then progresses on to basic techniques of hands-on defensive training. More about RAD >

Crime Statistics

Crime statistics may be found in our Safety Guide (near the end of the guide).

St. Petersburg campus crime statistics can be obtained by contacting the USF St. Petersburg Police Department at 727-553-1140. Sarasota/Manatee campus crime statistics can be obtained by contacting New College of Florida Police Department at 941-359-4210 or www.ncf.edu/universitypolice/.