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 principles of being community minded and service driven.
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Organizational Unit Summary
The University of South Florida Police Department (USFPD) is a full-service law enforcement agency 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.
USFPD is organized into various bureaus, divisions, sections, squads, and units. The department is led by a command staff comprised of sworn and non-sworn members of the rank of lieutenant and higher, a communications and records manager, and public information representative; all of whom report to the chief of police through an established chain-of-command.
The Operations Bureau is commanded by a captain who oversees the Patrol and Special Operations Divisions; each of which are commanded by a lieutenant. The Patrol Division is further broken down into four squads which provide direct law enforcement services to the community. The Special Operations Division includes the Community Out Reach & Enforcement (CORE) and Criminal Investigations Sections; both of which are led by a sergeant.
The Administration Bureau is also commanded by a captain who oversees the Support Services and Communications & Records Divisions. Support Services is led by a lieutenant and includes the Professional Standards and Information Technology Sections. The accreditation, training and background investigation units fall within the Professional Standards Section which is managed by a sergeant. The Communications & Records Division reports to a non-sworn manager.
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.