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USF Police Department

The USF Police Department (USFPD) is a full-service law enforcement agency and provides the USF community with a variety of resources related to safety. Students may download the USF SAFE app to their mobile phones and sign up for Alert USF to receive emergency notifications.

TBARTA Emergency Ride Home

The TBARTA Emergency Ride Home program is available for college students who commute to school other than driving alone at least two days a week. To be eligible the student must be at least 18 years or older, using a commute option such as carpool, vanpool, bus, bike or walk at least two days a week to get to campus. Simply create a Commute Tampa Bay account and log your commute trips to qualify for ERH rides. The reimbursement form is available


USF students, faculty, or staff in need of a safe escort from one campus location to another after hours are encouraged to contact the SAFE Team. The SAFE Team will send two staff members by golf cart or on foot to escort students between 6:30 PM and 2:00 AM. Students need to provide the SAFE Team with their full name, the number of individuals with them, and their current location, and destination. The SAFE Team works directly with the USF Polic

Blue Light Phones

These emergency phones are located throughout campus and will provide the USF Police Department with a student's location in the event of an emergency.