The Campus Police Department offers several services for the campus community. These are just a few:
Don’t walk alone at night! Campus Police offers vehicle escorts to and from all points on campus. Just pick up a blue emergency phone or call the Campus Police at 941-487-4210 and an officer will respond to you as soon as possible.
Prescription Drug Take Back Location
Campus Police has a prescription drug disposal container available for the community 24/7/365. Please, no sharps or liquids. We also provide pouches of Deterra free of charge which can be used at home to neutralize drugs by using water.
Campus Police Officers carry Naloxone, an opioid overdose drug. This medication temporarily reverses the effects of the overdose and helps keep the patient breathing until emergency medical assistance arrives.
Safe Exchange Zone for Online Transactions
Due to a recent spike in the number of crimes attributed to transactions made on services such as Craig’s List, the Campus Police Department is offering the lobby of the police building for those wishing to make online transactions. The Campus Police Department is located at 501 College Drive, Sarasota, Fla. 34243. Some of those involved in these types of transactions are becoming the victim of armed robbery or assault. The lobby and exterior of the police building are videotaped all of the time. If someone does not agree to go to a police station to complete a transaction, we recommend that you do not go through with the transaction or exchange, as it should definitely be a warning sign.
Campus Police cannot assist or warranty the actual transaction or exchange. This action is to allow for a safe space to complete the transaction. If you have any questions, please contact Campus Police at 941-487-4210.
Vehicle Jump Starts
Campus Police is equipped with a battery charger. If you find yourself on campus and in need of a jump start, pick up the nearest Emergency Blue Phone or call 941-487-4210 and give the dispatcher your name, vehicle description, and location. As soon as a police officer is free, they’ll be happy to assist you. You will be asked to sign a waiver of liability before any action is taken. Without this waiver, a jump start of your vehicle can not be attempted by Campus Police.
Campus Police is equipped with a vehicle unlocking kit. If you find yourself on campus and in need of this service, pick up the nearest Emergency Blue Phone or call 941-487-4210 and give the dispatcher your name, vehicle description, and location. As soon as a police officer is free, they’ll be happy to assist you. You will be asked to sign a waiver of liability before any action is taken. Without this waiver, unlocking of your vehicle can not be attempted by Campus Police.
Campus Police offers notary services. This service is performed free of charge by appointment only.
Fingerprinting services are offered to USF Sarasota-Manatee campus students, staff, faculty, and alumni. You must bring a driver’s license, passport, or current government issued photo ID, and your own fingerprint card. This service is performed free of charge by appointment only.
Lost and Found
Campus Police houses a campus wide lost and found. As soon as you realize you are missing something, give us a call or stop by. For health reasons, clothing is disposed of immediately.
Campus Police offer laptop computer registration. By registering your laptop and affixing a New College of Florida decal, the owner of the laptop is authorizing any officer of the Campus Police to stop anyone possessing the laptop to confirm ownership or permission to possess should the officer suspect that the person with the laptop is not the owner.
Campus Police offers the Bicycle Anti-Theft program (B.A.T.). By registering your bicycle and affixing a New College of Florida B.A.T. decal to the bike, the owner of the bike is authorizing any officer of the Campus Police to stop anyone operating the bike to confirm ownership or permission to possess should the officer suspect that the operator is not the owner.
This is a completely voluntary program and participation is not required in order to register your bike with Campus Police Department. Download the registration form.
Protect your valuables: engraving them with your driver’s license number! How can this help? Should something of value to you (bicycle, television, stereo equipment, computer, etc.) ever be stolen, there is a much higher likelihood you will get your belongings back if they are recovered. An engraving device is available at Campus Police free of charge. You can do it yourself or have a police officer assist you. We are not responsible for damaged items due to engraving and may choose not to do the engraving ourselves.
Pawnbroker Claim Form
To recover stolen property located at a pawnbroker please download this form and follow the instructions file a petition for return of the property.
Request for Police Reports
The Campus Police Department makes all reports available as required by Florida State Statutes Chapter 119. Download, complete and submit the request form and allow 3 business days for processing police reports & 5 business days for processing crash reports.
Ride-Along Waiver of Liability
The Ride-Along Program is designed to educate citizens about police duties and allow them limited participation in the day-to-day activities of an officer of the Campus Police Department. Interested members of the community, including students, may participate in this program to promote education, awareness and communication about police department operations. Download and complete the Waiver of Liability prior to your scheduled tour of duty.