Your Safety

Programs and Services

Active Shooter Information

Events of the past years have called attention to the need to be prepared for a wide range of emergencies. The tragedies at Virginia Tech and DeKalb have caused campuses across the country to reassess their level of preparedness. Our police department has for many years conducted training for our officers on responding to an active shooting incident. We continue extensive on-going training for a response to these types of incidents.

Educational Programs

The University Police provide a wide range of programs to the University community aimed at empowering students, staff, faculty and tenants to become partners in the detection and prevention of crime. Specialized programs as well as general safety information are available for individuals or groups of any size.

MoBull Messenger & Guardian

MoBull Messenger is part of USF's Emergency Notification System (ENS). It was established to notify our community in the event of a campus emergency. The service is free; however, standard text messaging rates may apply. USF strongly recommends all faculty, staff, and students at all USF System locations to "Opt In" for this important service.

SAFE Team

The SAFE Team provides transportation and escort from point to point on the campus. Do you have to go across campus at night? Don't take a risk by going it alone! The SAFE Team is on patrol from 6:30pm - 2:30am, and will be happy to dispatch someone to walk with you and make sure you reach your destination without incident.

Campus Safety Guide

Schools must publish an annual report disclosing campus security policies and three years worth of selected crime statistics. Schools must make timely warnings to the campus community about crimes that pose an ongoing threat to students and employees.

Campus Security Authorities

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.

Street Smart

At USF, your safety is our priority. More than 39,000 students, 12,000 faculty and staff, as well as many visitors are going to class, work, and attending meetings, conferences and events on the USF Tampa Campus.

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.