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Campus Safety

The University of Tampa's Department of Campus Safety is dedicated to providing a safe and secure environment for the campus community.

Campus Safety
Phone Numbers:
On campus: x7777
Off campus or cell phones:
(813) 257-7777
Life-threatening
situations:
Call from on campus: 9-911
Calling from off campus: 911
(then call Campus Safety)
Safety Alerts: www.ut.edu/alert
Tropical Weather: www.ut.edu/weather
Safe Escort Service
(LASER Team):
On campus: x4515
Off campus or cell phones:
(813) 257-4515
Office Location: Res Com Clubhouse
720 W. North B. St.
(between Res Com and
Thomas Parking Garage)

The University of Tampa considers the safety of all University community members integral to its educational mission. The Department of Campus Safety works closely with the dean of students to ensure that guidelines, rules and procedures are properly communicated and executed. Safety officers also coordinate with the Facilities Management Department to provide a clean and safe environment.

Officers patrol campus 24 hours a day, every day of the year. They also assist with services such as publishing crime prevention information, providing pedestrian escorts, assisting with personal property engraving and vehicle registration.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services licenses all officers, and most UT personnel have previous law enforcement or military experience. They are qualified to handle any type of safety and security situation. Prior to employment, all officers are subjected to extensive psychological screening and background investigations.

Campus Safety maintains a close working relationship with both the Tampa Police Department and the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Officers from both agencies are routinely seen on campus, providing additional backup and support to our officers. By law, officers from both agencies may enforce laws on campus, including traffic regulations. UT Campus Safety officers do not possess arrest powers.

Contact Information

Office of Campus Safety
(813) 257-7777 or x7777 if on campus
 campussafety@ut.edu
Kevin Howell, Director
Jackie Smith, Assistant Director