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Florida State University Police Department

ORGANIZATION

The Florida State University Police Department is dedicated to supporting the educational mission of the Florida State University by striving to create and maintain the safest possible environment for its students, staff, and visitors. This includes a proactive approach to law enforcement, and aggressive problem-solving techniques for identified crime trends. The Florida State University Police Department received accreditation in 2002 from the Commission on Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. The Florida State University Police Department employs sixty-seven sworn law enforcement officers for the main and Panama City campuses. 

The Florida State University Police Department is the third-largest law enforcement agency in Leon County, providing 24-hour protection for more than 40,000 students, faculty, and staff. We cover the 450-acre Tallahassee campus, along with University Facilities in outlying areas, such as properties within the Capital District and Innovation Park.

We have 67 sworn officers, including a Motorcycle Unit of 5 Officers, and a Bicycle Unit of 12 Officers. Our Communications Unit, Security Guards, Public Safety Officers and administrative staff are also integral to our department.

All Sworn Officers are certified under state law and receive mandatory continuing education training in areas of “rapid response, active shooter” and other law enforcement related topics on a regular basis.