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Campus Police, 501 College Drive

Additional Contact Info

For all life-threatening fire or medical emergencies, please dial 911.

TTY users please dial 711 for non-emergencies to be connected to the Florida Relay Service. Tell them you wish to dial 941-487-4210 to contact the Campus Police Dispatch Center. The department’s dispatch office is always open, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Administrative Fax: 941-487-4799
Dispatch Fax: 941-487-4366
Mailing Address: Campus Police Department, 5800 Bay Shore Road, CPD, Sarasota, FL 34243.

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Campus Police Staff

Campus Police are proud members of the Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA), the Tampa Bay Police Chief’s Association (TBAPCA), the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), and the Association of Public Safety-Communications Officials (APCO). As state-certified law enforcement officers, our primary mission is to protect you and your property. Report all suspicious persons, accidents and/or incidents to the campus police immediately.

The Campus Police Department proudly serves New College of Florida and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Our mission is to protect life and property; to identify and prevent any criminal activity that may occur; to apprehend and assist in the prosecution of any person who commits a crime on our campus; and to seek to identify community problems and solutions to those problems, so as to improve the overall quality of life in this community.

The department has three key tenets: integrity, professionalism, and respect. We uphold these values in our interactions with all people. After all, we serve a diverse community and we ARE part of the community.

To accomplish our mission, we seek to do the following:

  • provide a safe environment in which the community can work and live;
  • provide service in a manner that demonstrates respect and dignity to all people ;
  • treat all persons fairly and equally; and
  • commit to the development of our employees’ knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Integrity requires dedication to doing the right thing. It is the faithful adherence to the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics, but it doesn’t stop there. Officers must be not only prepared to enforce the law, but to follow it. No other factor weaves such a powerful web through every aspect of policing. The badge is a symbol of trust and the people who wear it must conduct themselves both on and off duty in a manner that reflects the ethical standards consistent with the mission and values of the agency and community they serve.

Professionalism involves objective implementation of policy and procedures without political influence; specialized knowledge; honesty; and public accountability.

Respect involves a reciprocity of fair treatment between the police and the public we serve. It’s earned by being accountable to enact fair procedures and sustained by maintaining them over time.

The Campus Police Department is located at 501 College Drive on the New College of Florida Campus. The department provides a full range of police services 24 hours a day, throughout the year. All Campus Police Officers are certified by the State of Florida in accordance with Florida State Statute, Chapter 943.

General services provided include: mobile and foot patrol, criminal investigation of all misdemeanors and felony crimes committed on campus, traffic enforcement, crash investigation, emergency response for all type emergencies, and crime prevention programs.

The Campus Police Department has an excellent working relationship with all federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, which assures the delivery of professional police services. The Department has Combined Voluntary Cooperation and Operational Mutual Aid Agreements with all schools in the State University System, Manatee and Sarasota County law enforcement agencies as well as many Federal and State agencies. All agencies are available to assist upon request. Communications and coordination with all agencies are maintained via computer, radio, and telephone.

If you would like to register a concern, complaint or compliment about a Campus Police employee, please contact Captain Kathleen Vacca at kvacca@ncf.edu. You can also call 941-487-4210.  We encourage the community to help us improve on our weaknesses and let us know about our strengths when we do something positive. There is also a Campus Police Service Survey where you can give a quick comment about police services.

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