USM Public Safety

USM Public Safety is responsible for providing police services on our Portland and Gorham campuses. Public Safety also includes the Communications Division and Parking and Transportation. Learn more about USM Public Safety.

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USM Police

The USM Police Department is a full-service police agency, staffed by Maine Criminal Justice Academy certified police officers.
Noel C. March

Director's Message

A message to the University of Southern Maine community from Noel C. March, Senior Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police.

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Emergency Communications

Information regarding emergency alerts and communications from USM Public Safety, including inclement weather closures and how to sign up for USM Alerts.
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Weather Delays and Cancellations

Policies regarding the University of Southern Maine’s approach to opening delays, cancellations, or closures due to inclement weather at our three campuses.

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Parking and Transportation Offices

The Parking and Transportation offices on each campus have maps, schedules, permits and more to help you get around.