813-974-SAFE (7233)

Hours of Operation: 6:30pm – 2:00am



S.A.F.E Team is dedicated to providing a heightened level of safety at the University of South Florida. They provide this service by constantly patrolling sectors of campus in order to deter crime, offering safe escorts to USF students, and working in conjunction with local figures to provide the Alert Cab service to USF students. SAFE Team is directly supervised by University Police and Student Government. 

SAFE Team Hiring
SAFE Team typically only hires when necessary. In the past, this has been usually once a semester, but it is not guaranteed. You can find our application for Ground Field Staff (GFS) when they are open on Careers @ USF.  The window for application submission is open for two weeks.


SAFE Team Escort
A SAFE Team escort is a golf cart or walking team of two ground field staff accompanying a number (typically one or two) of USF students, faculty or staff, from one location on the University of South Florida campus to another.

Information Needed: Name, Number of Persons, Your Location, Your Destination

Disclaimer: If the wait time for a SAFE Team escort exceeds the operating hours, the dispatcher must deny a request for an escort. The dispatcher also reserves the right to deny escorts if they believe the caller may be a threat to them or the teams working that night.

Alert Cab
For students 21 and up, needing a taxi ride from an alcohol serving establishment to a residence in Hillsborough County.  The service is only offered to students who attend the University of South Florida.  The taxi cabs typically only allow room for 4 people. Service is paid for by Pepin Distributing Company and the cab service used is United Cab.

Information Needed: Name, Date of Birth, Driver's License Number, Location of Alcohol Serving Establishment, and Location of Residence.

If you'd like to contact SAFE Team, give them feedback, or report any issues, use this form.