A Message from the Interim Chief
On behalf of the Department of Public Safety (DPS), welcome to the University and to our website. Our picturesque campus, with its lush foliage and massive oaks sits atop Tallahassee's highest of seven hills, the perfect landscape and a wonderful place for educational and employment opportunities.
The FAMU DPS works in partnership with the entire university community to maintain a safe, secure and orderly learning and working environment. With a diverse group of highly trained sworn police officers who are certified by the State of Florida, the Department is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for university students, staff, and visitors. We take a community-oriented approach to law enforcement, knowing that partnerships and cooperation are needed to ensure protection of persons and property.The FAMU Department of Public Safety has a very cooperative relationship and works closely with the Leon County Sheriff's Office and the Tallahassee Police Department, as well as with other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in endeavors of mutual concern.
We strive to foster such partnerships by employing an impartial, customer-service attitude that focuses on protection and prevention, and is always respectful, courteous and professional. Another way we attempt to create such an environment is to fully inform the campus community about policies regarding safety and security, crimes that have occurred on and near campus, and the programs and services that we provide.
We hope the information provided in our website will be helpful. I encourage you to participate in making our campus safer. Please feel free to contact me if you have suggestions on how we can provide better police service, as well as with any other questions or concerns.
Acting Chief of Police