University of South Florida Police Department

  • Agency: University of South Florida Police Department
  • Address: 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, UPB002, Tampa, 33620 FL
  • Chief: Thomas Longo (Chief of Police)

University of South Florida Police Department is located at 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, UPB002, Tampa, 33620 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is Thomas Longo. The University of South Florida Police Department phone number is 813-974-2628.

University of South Florida Police Department News

After 16 days in the Panhandle, University of South Florida Police Dispatch Supervisor, Kevin Betancourt, returns home. Betancourt states he was one of five dispatchers from Tampa to take the trip to help in the Hurricane Michael Recovery efforts. He says residents are slowly getting back to normal. Let's continue to keep them in our thoughts. The end of hurricane season is November 30.

USF PD was out in full force along with USF Emergency Management and our partners to make it a successful Campus Safety Day. We appreciate the time each of you took to showcase safety measures to our USF Community. Attendees were educated on a variety of safety resources, live demonstrations and safety topics. Police Chief Chris Daniel delivered the safety day message to the attendees. Special thanks to Bay News 9 Anchor, Veronica Cintron. She was a fantastic mistress of ceremony. She added so much value to what we do every day. Thanks to our donors, USF Bookstore, Cracker Barrel, Target, Nutrition S'mart, the Yuengling Center, the Tampa Bay Lightning, USF Dining, Mission BBQ, Publix and Chick-Fil-A. Our attendees certainly appreciated receiving raffle prizes and freebies. Thanks to USF PD Honor Guard who looked impressive during the presentation of the colors. Our own, Officer Amy Diel, graced us with the singing of the National Anthem. We loook forward to working with each of you next year to make it even bigger and better on the campus of USF.

Campus Safety Day In recognition of Campus Safety Day the USF Police Department is launching a police lip sync video. Police Chief, Chris Daniel, wants you to enjoy this video and know USF Police Department has programs and services for your safety. Visit our website for a list of resources and programs. https://www.usf.edu/administrative-services/university-police/your-safety/index.aspx https://youtu.be/PMZVokG89mg #USFPDLipSync

Officers take part in Trick or Treat with the Greeks. It’s a time when USF Greek Village opens to elementary school students for an evening of trick or treating, face painting and more.

Compliments from USF Center for Student Involvement for Homecoming Carnival

Campus Safety Day - Thursday, October 25, 2018 The 3rd annual Campus Safety Day is tomorrow from 10am - 3pm. Join us for live demonstrations, safety tips and information on crime prevention. Join us to learn how to help keep you and the USF Community safe. Pick up a passport card and visit the exhibitors for a chance to win meal tickets, gift cards, gift baskets and more.

USF Police promotes officers to Sergeant and Corporal. Corporal Howard "Rob" Owens has been promoted to the rank of Law Enforcement Sergeant and Officer Gregory Vickers to the rank of Law Enforcement Corporal. Chief Chris Daniel proudly spoke at the ceremony today recognizing the two officers for their outstanding accomplishments and letters of commendations. Sergeant Owens has received the Valor Award, which is the highest honor a sworn officer can receive. He received the award with two other officers for rescuing two passengers from a vehicle that was taking on water in a ditch. Corporal Vickers has been a part of the recruitment team and a field training officer. He has received multiple awards and letters of recognition. Congratuations to Sgt. Owens and Corporal Vickers whose promotions took effect on October 19th.

Join USF Police and USF Morsani Center for Operation Medicine Cabinet

#USFPDProud

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Dispatch assistance headed to the Panhandle. USF PD, Police Communications Supervisor, Kevin Betancourt, is headed north to assist those at Panama City Police. There is still a need for our help in the Panhandle. Chief Daniel explains he and USF PD are committed to helping our brothers & sisters during their recovery. Panama City Police Department #USFPDProud

Retiring USF Police Sergeant leads USF's 2018 Homecoming Parade. Retiring Sgt. Robert Finch and family lead the parade. Sgt. Finch spent many years of his career coordinating special events, including Homecoming events. This is his last Homecoming Parade after serving more than 29 years with USF Police. Sgt. Finch will officially retire on November 30th. Chief Daniel passed out candy and officers were on hand for crowd control in patrol cars and on bicycles.

Officer Gayden and Rocky are gearing up for USF's Homecoming Parade. Stay tuned for pictures of the parade with other USF Police, the floats and the fun.

Our 3rd annual Campus Safety Day event is Thursday, October 25th from 10-3 p.m. Thanks to ProCopy for donating our banner, yard sale signs and 'passport' cards for the event. When they dropped off the donation, they also left cream cheese and bagels for the staff. Thanks to Pro-Copy

#TampaStrong Platoon - USF Police Officers 'pass the torch' during Hurricane Michael recovery. One team leaves the Panhandle and another team is deployed. Let us keep those who have lost so much in our thoughts and prayers.

State Attorney Congratulates University of South Florida Police for Excelsior Status State Attorney's Office 13th Judicial Circuit

#TampaStrong Platoon USF Police deploys two more officers to help during Hurricane Michael recovery efforts. Officer Pollock & Officer Velazquez will replace two officers who left last week with Tampa Police, Tampa International Police and Plant City Police departments. The pictures from the Panhandle are devastating. Chief Daniel is proud he and his officers are able to join forces to help during this time of need.

USF Police was on hand as MSNBC's Katy Tur hosted her live show on campus today. Tur spoke with a group of students and analysts regarding politics and the young voter. USF Tampa was the last stop in her five-day tour of college campuses. Rocky and the USF Marching Band made appearances. MSNBC News MSNBC Live with Katy Tur

Community Crime Alert On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at 11:28 A.M. the unknown black male pictured below, unlawfully removed the victim’s bicycle from the bicycle rack outside USF Horizon Hall. The suspect was last seen wearing glasses, a USF Bulls hat, striped blue shirt, dark pants, and white sneakers. Anyone having information regarding the identity of this person, please contact Detective Sergeant Gregory with the USF Police Department at 813-974-2771. https://www.usf.edu/administrative-services/university-police/documents/alert2018-011.pdf

#TampaStrong Platoon

"TampaStrong" Platoon Heads to the Panhandle for Hurricane Michael Recovery Efforts Two USF Police officers joined Tampa Police Department (TPD) Tampa Police Department as they deployed to assist in Hurricane Michael recovery. Corporal Chad HIll and Officer Hector Torres departed with other members of TPD, Plant City Police Department and officers from Tampa International Airport Police. Tampa's Mayor Bob Buckhorn and TPD Chief, Brian Dugan, spoke to the media just before officers took the long haul to the panhandle. https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local-news/-tampastrong-platoon-heads-to-panhandle-to-help-victims-of-hurricane-michael #TampaStrong

In honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, USF Police officers joined forces for the NITE'S 11th Annual "Walk a Mile In Her Shoes." It is all a part of The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault, & Gender Violence. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® NITE (Network, Improve, Transform, Empower) is a USF Student Organization.

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Thursday, October 11 | 10:00am | MSC 2709 Stop The Bleed Stop the Bleed is a national initiative to teach all people bleeding control basics in an effort to save a life. Trauma is an epidemic in the United States and this basic one hour class will give participants the knowledge and tools to save lives with the A, B,C's of bleeding control. Thursday, October 11 | 3:00pm | MSC 3708 Rethink Your Drink: Alcohol Safety Workshop The physical effects of alcohol, BAC, standard drink sizes, harm reduction strategies for before, during, and after drinking/being in situations involving alcohol, alcohol poisoning, medical amnesty, scenarios of situations involving alcohol and proper ways to respond. More info and full course schedule at https://www.usf.edu/administrative-services/emergency-management/programs/campus-safety-month.aspx

Free Safety Training Thursday, October 11 | 10:00am | MSC 2709 Stop The Bleed Stop the Bleed is a national initiative to teach all people bleeding control basics in effort to save a life. Trauma is an epidemic in the United States and this basic one hour class will give participants the knowledge and tools to save lives with the A, B,C's of bleeding control. Thursday, October 11 | 3:00pm | MSC 3708 Rethink Your Drink: Alcohol Safety Workshop The physical effects of alcohol, BAC, standard drink sizes, harm reduction strategies for before, during, and after drinking/being in situations involving alcohol, alcohol poisoning, medical amnesty, scenarios of situations involving alcohol and proper ways to respond. More info and full course schedule at https://www.usf.edu/administrative-services/emergency-management/programs/campus-safety-month.aspx