Our mission

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

The 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 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.