Campus Police - Services
Beyond the standard duties of an accredited police department, The New College of Florida Police Department offers several services for the campus community.
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.
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 (see bottom of this page) before any action is taken. Without this waiver, no jump start or unlocking of your vehicle can be attempted by Campus Police.
Vehicle Lock Outs
Campus Police is equipped with a vehicle unlocking kit. If you find yourself on campus and in need of this service (even the brightest of us lock our keys in our car on occasion), 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 (see bottom of page) before any action is taken. Without this waiver, no jump start or unlocking of your vehicle can be attempted by Campus Police. Note: Vehicles with power locks or windows are extremely difficult to unlock with the kit. There is a lot more wiring inside the door panel, and thus a greater risk that expensive damage will be done during the unlocking process. Campus Police strongly suggests finding an alternative solution, such as calling AAA or retrieving a spare key, if at all possible.
Lost and Found
Campus Police houses a campus-wide lost and found. We always have an abundance of keys, eyeglasses, and ID cards in our lost and found. As soon as you realize you are missing something, give us a call or stop by.
NCFPD offers Laptop Registration. By registering your laptop and affixing a New College of Florida decal, the owner of the laptop is authorizing any officer of the NCFPD 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. This is a completely voluntary program and participation is not required in order to register your laptop with NCFPD.
Laptop Registration Form
NCFPD 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 NCFPD 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 NCFPD.
Bicycle Registration Form
Keys to various campus facilities are available for sign-out at Campus Police. Some of these keys, such as those to the Mac Lab or Pub Office, are available to any student, faculty, or staff member with a valid New College ID card. Others are restricted to a sign-out list, determined by the administrator of that particular key. All those signing out a key must leave a valid New College student, staff, or faculty ID card, which will be returned to the owner upon return of the key. No driver's licenses will by accepted - No Exceptions! Upon signing for the key, you are taking full responsibility for the corresponding facility. No key may be checked out overnight or taken off campus.
Lost Key Return Tags
A FREE SERVICE!! Come over to Campus Police, fill out a card with your name and contact information, and we'll give you a tag to put on your key chain. If you ever lose your keys, the tag instructs anyone who finds them to send them to Campus Police office. From there, we will contact you and arrange the return of your keys. Does it get any easier than that?
Personal Alarm Device
Campus Police currently has 2 Quorum Personal Alarm devices available for sign-out. These alarms are small, light-weight devices that emit a loud, high-pitched "scream" with the pull of a pin. Simply come into Campus Police office and leave your USF or New College ID to sign one out.
Faculty and Staff - Campus Police offers after-hours assistance with office lock-outs. Students - Mon-Fri during the day, you should call the housing office at (941) 487-4259 if you find yourself locked out of your dorm room. After hours, you should call the on-duty RA at 780-8441.
Protect your valuables: engraving them with your driver's license number! How can this help, you ask? 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 either check it out and do it yourself, or make arrangements of have a police officer assist you.
Wavier of Liability
"I ______________________________, in consideration for the assistance provided to me by the Campus Police Department; said services being:
(1) The unlocking/opening of the above described motor vehicle (which may result in potential damage to electrical / power locks).
(2) The provision of battery cables, and/or a battery "jump start".
do hereby release the state of Florida, the Florida Board of Education, New College of Florida, University of South Florida Manatee Campus, and its employees and agents, from all claims for damages, including personal injury and property damages arising out of the provision of the above described services"