USM Public Safety


The Police Officers and Communications Officers of the University of Southern Maine Department of Public Safety offer many different services to the campus community.

  • Personal Safety Escort service
  • Emergency Response
  • Community Patrols - by marked police vehicles, on foot or on bicycle. 
  • Security Details / Event Security & Safety
  • Community Engagement & Safety Education
  • Traffic Control Safety and Enforcement
  • Property Identificaton Program - register your musical instrument, electronic device or bicycle to aid in locating it if lost or stolen
  • "Operation Key Tag" - register your keys with us, so they may be returned to you if lost
  • Jump-start vehicles with dead batteries


Area Authorization Form- Access List for Student Access After Hours

Request for Police Services (Alcohol, Crowd Control, Traffic Control)

Musical Instrument Registration

Electronic Device Registration

Bicycle Registration


More About Our Programs

Safety Escort Service

To use this service please contact Public Safety Communications at (207)780-5211. A uniformed police officer driving a marked vehicle will pick you up at your present location and bring you to a different on campus location such as your residence hall or to your vehicle. This service is available whenever an officer is not on another call. If the officer is on another call, the dispatcher will advise you were to wait in a secure location and how long the delay may be.

Emergency Call Boxes

Yellow emergency call boxes are located throughout the campus and inside campus buildings. A call from these phones will go directly to the Emergency Communications Center and assistance will be immediately sent to your location. 

Property Identification

All students and employees are encouraged to fill out a registration form for their musical instruments, electronic devices such as cell phones, laptops, media players, video game systems, etc and bicycles kept on campus.

Please turn the form into Public Safety Communications which will keep the forms on file and should the item be lost or stolen will be used to aid the police in getting the item returned.

Services We are Unable to Offer

  • Motor Vehicle Lockouts, Flat Tire Repair Assistance, and other motor vehicle repairs or services.