USM Public Safety

USM Public Safety Communications

The USM Public Safety Communications center operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the USM Public Safety office in Gorham.

The Public Safety Communications Coordinator or dispatcher is trained in many different areas to serve the Univeristy community.

Some but not all of the duties and responsibilities of the dispatchers are:

  • Entering and receiving information from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles
  • Entering and recieiving information from state and national databases
  • Entering and recieving information about stolen items, missing persons and other records
  • Entering and recieiving information about arrest warrants and protection orders
  • Entering and maintaining in house database of calls and officer activities

Dispatchers are trained to respond to many types of calls including but not limited to:

  • Medical emergencies
  • Suicidal individuals
  • Domestic violence incidents
  • Requests from other law enforcement agencies

Other duties:

  • Monitor campus fire alarm systems
  • Monitor campus closed circuit video systems
  • Monitor security access systems
  • Sign out keys for restricted areas
  • Issue temporary parking permits
  • Maintain lost and found items