Campus Safety & Security is committed to enhancing the educational and working experience at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM) by delivering services that protect life and property. Through partnership within the campus family, we build trust and enhance the quality of life for all students, staff, and faculty.

If you are experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 immediately. You can reach Campus Safety & Security by calling 941-993-8548, and the Campus Police Department Dispatch at 941-487-4210.

About Us

Police Services are provided to the USFSM campus through a shared services agreement with New College of Florida. USFSM staffs an active Campus Safety & Security office with Security Officers to provide continuous coverage during campus hours.

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    Discover some of the key services our Campus Police department offers and meet our staff!

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      Campus Security Authority

      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. Here you can learn about what might make you a CSA, access training resources, and more CSA-centric information.

      USF Sarasota-Manatee Clery Coordinator
      Chief Michael A. Kessie
      Campus Police Department
      5800 Bay Shore Road, CPD │ Sarasota, FL 34243
      (941) 487-4210| Fax: (941) 487-4799 │

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        Annual Security Report and 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. Each institution with a police or security department must have a public crime log. The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) centrally collects and disseminates the crime statistics. Campus sexual assault victims are assured of certain basic rights. Schools that fail to comply can be fined by the DOE.

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        We want to ensure that our students, faculty and staff are not only safe, but aware of a variety of topics related to safety and well-being.

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        Students of Concern Assistance Team (SOCAT)

        Students of Concern Assistance Team (SOCAT)

        Our SOCAT team works with students who may be distressed or whose behavior may be a concern to others. They offer support and assistance to fellow students before more significant problems arise.

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