Florida State University Police Department

  • Agency: Florida State University Police Department
  • Address: 830 West Jefferson St, PO Box 3064215, Tallahassee, 32306 FL
  • Chief:
Phone: (850) 644-1234
Fax: (850) 644-3205

Florida State University Police Department is located at 830 West Jefferson St, PO Box 3064215, Tallahassee, 32306 FL. The Florida State University Police Department phone number is (850) 644-1234.

Florida State University Police Department News

This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators week. Thank you to all the dispatchers at FSUPD who keep us all #SeminoleSAFE! #salute #FSUPD #NationalPublicSafetyTelecommunicatorsWeek

Come join us for the Capital City Challenge on May 12, 2018!

FSUPD is proud to be a part of this worthy endeavor! https://news.fsu.edu/news/university-news/2018/01/11/fsupd-partners-local-organization-give-back-special-members-community-2/

Congratulations to FSUPD 911 Dispatcher Kim Little on completing the 2018 Walt Disney World Dopey Challenge. That means Kim ran a 5k, 10k, Half-Marathon, and Full Marathon (one race per day increasing the race distance each day over 4 days) at the Disney Parks. Please join us in celebrating Kim’s achievement!

The men and women of the Tallahassee Fire Department are in the hearts of the FSUPD during this most difficult time.

Florida State University Police Officers Are Arresting Impaired Drivers This Holiday Season Remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Tallahassee, FL—This holiday season, Florida State University Police Department will work around the clock to keep vehicle drivers and passengers safe as they search for impaired drivers. From December 13-31, 2017, law enforcement is partnering with the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in a special year-end Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization to get impaired drivers off the street and to spread the word about the dangers of impaired driving. “This holiday season, drivers will notice more law enforcement watching closely for anyone who is driving impaired,” said Deputy Chief Jim Russell. “It is vital that we keep our roads and our travelers safe, not just at the holidays, but every day. With extra travelers on the roads, and people attending holiday parties, we will likely see an uptick in impaired driving. We’ll be arresting anyone who we catch driving while impaired, period.” The holidays are a special time in America, full of excitement and endless festivities. Oftentimes, these celebrations bring higher numbers of impaired drivers to the roads, endangering everyone using the roadways. Impaired driving can have deadly, devastating consequences. Nationally in 2016, 37,461 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes, and 28 percent (10,497) died in crashes where a driver had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over the limit of .08. In fact, from 2012-2016, 14,472 people lost their lives in motor vehicle traffic crashes during the month of December, and twenty-eight percent (3,995) died in a crash that involved a driver with a BAC of .08 or higher. “This should be a time of happy merrymaking, a time for friends and families to come together for endless laughs, good food, and happy memories,” said FSU PD Chief David Perry. “We are committed to doing whatever it takes to help save lives by keeping impaired drivers off the roads. Choosing to drink and drive is a selfish choice – one that will see harsh consequences.” Impaired driving offenders often serve jail time, lose their driver’s licenses, are charged higher insurance rates, and pay dozens of other unanticipated expenses ranging from attorney fees, court costs, car towing and repairs, and lost wages due to time off from work. But the ultimate cost of impaired driving is causing a traffic crash that injures or kills. Follow these tips to stay safe on the road this holiday season: ● Remember that it is never okay to drive impaired whether by alcohol, drugs, or a combination of both. Even if you’ve had only one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation to get home safely. ● If you see an impaired driver on the road, report them to local law enforcement. ● Have a friend who is about to drink and drive? Take the keys away and make arrangements to get your friend home safely. Remember, it is never safe to drink and drive. The Florida State University Police Department will be looking for impaired drivers. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

Please join us in congratulating our newly promoted supervisors! (L-R): Sergeant Michael Pohto, Sergeant Jeremy Izquierdo, Corporal Garrett Williams, Corporal Wayne Baker.

FSUPD was proud to join the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, Tallahassee Police Department, Florida Highway Patrol, and Leon County EMS, for MADD’s Tie One On For Safety event at Kia of Tallahassee on December 1st. We all stand together to stop the preventable and devastating crime of impaired driving!

Today, Deputy Chief Jim Russell (center back row) worked his last home FSU game and was given a warm send off by Chief Perry and colleagues in the Command Post. Russell completes his 25 year career at FSUPD in February, 2018.

Wanted: Carlosha Martina Johnson, DOB 12-11-1998 HT 5’2”, WT 120 LBS AKA “Carlosher Johnson” The FSUPD is seeking the whereabouts of Carlosha Johnson of Tallahassee who is a suspect in a credit card fraud case initiated on September 22, 2017. Two felony warrants for fraudulent use of a credit card were obtained in October, 2017. Johnson has not been located since then. She has worked in the catering business. If you know where Johnson is, please contact the FSUPD at 850-644-1234. You may also report information anonymous by contacting Big Bend Crime Stoppers at bbsci.org or by calling 850-574-TIPS. Remember with Crime Stoppers, you don’t have to give your name and the information you provide may make you eligible for a reward of up to $3000.

FSUPD was proud to officially swear in our five newest police officers today in front of their friends, family, and colleagues. Welcome aboard!

FSUPD along with the Tallahassee Police Department and Leon County Sheriff’s Office were proud to host 2 DUI checkpoints on the FSU campus last night in honor of three FSU Seminoles killed by a drunk driver in 2015. FSU students Kevin Boos, Morgan Carr, and Vincenzo Libio were killed by a DUI driver on September 6, 2015 in Tallahassee. The families of these young lives attended the checkpoints and spoke to officers working the operation, thanking them and encouraging steadfast DUI enforcement. It was our honor to remember the loved ones of these families while demonstrating our unified goal of keeping impaired drivers off our roads.

FSUPD and Leon County Multi-Agency DUI Strike Force to Conduct Two Checkpoints Thursday, October 26 The Florida State University Police Department will be conducting two DUI checkpoints on campus the evening of October 26, 2017. The first will be held on Convocation Way from 10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The second will be held on the 700 block of W. Jefferson St. from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Officers will be conducting a DUI saturation patrol around FSU campus until 3:00 a.m.

FSUPD was proud to support our State University System partner, The University of Florida, today in Gainesville. Great teamwork!

Officer Brandon Wilson (on left with Dep. Chief Russell) was recognized by MADD on October 10th for his outstanding work in DUI and Underage Drinking enforcement. Officer Brian Cutcliffe (not pictured) was also honored but was unable to attend as he was teaching new officers DUI enforcement procedures. We feel that's a great reason to be busy! Congratulations to both of these fine officers for their dedication to keeping impaired drivers off the road!

The FSU Police Department sends its thoughts and prayers to the Texas Tech Police Department, their families, and the entire Texas Tech community during this most difficult time.

A special "Thank You!" to University Housing for having our officers and staff by their office this morning to enjoy an appreciation breakfast for FSU Public Safety. Every day, FSUPD and Housing team up to ensure that our residents stay safe and secure while living on our beautiful campus. It is interdepartmental relationships such at this that make FSU the very best place to learn, teach, and discover!

Our hearts go out to the people of Las Vegas following this horrible act of violence. We wish those injured a full recovery and hope comfort to the loved ones of those who have been lost.

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Amazing work by the students, faculty, and staff at FSU, along with the support of our outstanding community. We are pulling together to help those impacted by Hurricane Irma!

Disturbance/Request for Information: On September 13, at about 6pm, four female FSU students were approached by two males in an older blue mini van near Jennie Murphree Hall. The males were making inappropriate remarks toward the students. When the students told the males to leave them alone, the males exited the van and approached them asking them why they would not talk to them and "Come here". The students became alarmed and ran into Jennie Murphree Hall. Although no crime is known to have occurred at this time, the males' actions were enough to alarm the students. The males appeared to be older, and not college age. The males were described by the students as black, and possibly in their thirties. One was wearing a white tank top and the other was shirtless. They were described as bald or having very short hair, and one was described as thin while the other was described as heavy set. If you have seen these men on campus, the FSUPD would like to contact them and speak with them. If seen, or if you have any information regarding them or similar incidents, please contact the FSUPD at 850-644-1234.

FSUPD settled in for the long haul to serve students during Hurricane Irma. Leaving their own families, staff moved into the police station to work around the clock to keep campus safe!

Working with organizer/FSU student Cristaly Mercado, FSUPD became a collection point this week for supplies to be sent for Texas hurricane relief. While stacking supplies, FSU student Scott Meskin, seeing work underway, stopped what he was doing to volunteer to help. This is what FSU is all about; we are united in a mission to make the world a better place and we do so as FSUnited. Thank you Cristaly and Scott for making a difference!

Sept. 1, 2017 FSU SEXUAL BATTERY SUSPECT ARRESTED TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Based on arrest warrants obtained by the Florida State University Police Department, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Andrew M. Schluck (w/m, DOB 11/11/76) for sexual battery and burglary with person assaulted, both first-degree felonies. The case originated from a report of a sexual battery in a residence hall on the east side of the FSU campus on 8/31. A student reported that a male had followed her and her friend into the residence hall and later, after the male had been told to leave, the victim awoke in her bed with the male sexually assaulting her. Upon receipt of the report and obtaining a photo of the male, the FSUPD widely distributed a Crime Bulletin asking for the help of the public. Many responses to the request with valuable information were received almost immediately, identifying the subject in the photo as Andrew Schluck. After additional investigation, the FSUPD was able to secure arrest warrants that ultimately resulted in Mr. Schluck’s arrest at about 2:39 a.m. Sept. 1. Andrew Schluck is not an FSU student. The FSU Police Department would like to thank the FSU and Tallahassee/Leon County communities for their overwhelming support and information to identify the suspect in this case. Through this community partnership, this case was brought to a rapid conclusion. ###

Crime Bulletin – Sexual Battery On August 31, 2017, FSUPD received a report of a sexual battery that had occurred in a residence hall on the east side of the FSU campus. The victim reported to FSUPD that she was walking home with a friend in the area of Magnolia Drive near Landis Green when a male began to follow them and attempt to make conversation. When the two students reached the residence hall, the male followed them in and they told him to leave. The victim went to her room and went to sleep. The victim reported that at some point, at around 3:30am, she awoke to the male sexually battering her. A short time later the male left the room. The FSUPD is actively investigating this case. The attached photograph depicts a male considered a person of interest in the case and the FSUPD is seeking assistance in identifying him. If you know who this person is, please contact the FSUPD at 850-644-1234. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Big Bend Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS (8477). Remember, with Crime Stoppers, you don’t have to give your name and the information you provide may make you eligible for a reward of up to $3000. Crime Prevention Tips: 1. FSU does not tolerate sexual violence. For information on sexual violence prevention programs and resources, visit kNOw More at https://knowmore.fsu.edu 2. FSUPD offers Rape Aggression Defense classes all year for free. For more information visit https://police.fsu.edu/Prevention/RAD/Schedule 3. Download the SeminoleSAFE app on your smartphone today for many safety resources you can use every day. 4. The FSU Office of the Victim Advocate serves the students of FSU affected by crime. They can be reached at 850-644-7161 or at 850-644-1234 (evenings). This information is provided to you as a public service of the FSU Police Department and is intended to assist you with making informed decisions concerning your personal safety.