USM Public Safety


The Department of Public Safety at the University of Southern Maine is a full service law enforcement agency, staffed by Maine Criminal Justice Academy certified police officers and communications personnel. Members of the department are specialists, practicing the community policing and service philosophy with a deep commitment to being Student Focused Every Day

We are available to serve you at all times and are dispatched from our headquarters on the Gorham campus.


Emergencies Dial 9-1-1 for police, fire or medical emergencies.

For non-emergencies, questions or other assistance please call  (207)780-5211.

Emergency call boxes are located throughout the campuses and parking garage.

Our offices are located at:


Sullivan Gym, 21 Falmouth Street


Public Safety Building, 28 Husky Drive

Lewiston Auburn Campus Emergency: 

From a campus phone dial 9-9-1-1

Mobile phone: 9-1-1

Calls on the Lewiston Auburn Campus will be answered by the Lewiston/Auburn 911 Center. Emergency responses will be handled by the Lewiston Police or Fire Department. Non-emergency matters and follow-up investigations will be handled by USM Police. 

USM Alerts

"USM Alert" is the University's text and email notification system for emergency alerts, weather closings and other critical information for the University community.

Click Here To Learn More About USM Alerts