University Police
Holloway Hall
Mission Statement
“To enhance the educational and cultural experience for all students, faculty, staff and visitors by providing professional, competent and compassionate law enforcement services and security.”


The Salisbury University Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency which provides police services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to the campus community. Our agency provides a multitude of services to the SU community to include proactive enforcement and community policing strategies, investigation of criminal and traffic offenses, apprehension of offenders, parking enforcement and security for special events. The department's main objective is to provide professional police services, while working with the community to reduce criminal opportunity and heighten the safety of our campus and its members through crime prevention awareness.

The Salisbury University Police Department is also responsible for the Emergency Preparedness Plan at SU. This plan keeps the campus community informed and updated on any major emergencies or threats that occur on or around Salisbury University. The plan provides instruction to the campus community on how to respond to those major emergencies.

Full-time Opportunities

Commissioned Police Officers (Full-time) Our police officers are State certified in accordance with Article 41, Section 4-201 of the Annotated Code of Maryland and have all the same powers and authority as any other sworn police officer in Maryland; each officer is empowered by State law to make arrests, investigate crimes, and carry firearms. Furthermore, the University Police Department is the primary agency responsible for policing property owned, operated, leased by, or under the control of Salisbury University.

Tasks Include:

  • Engaging in Community Policing techniques with campus members;
  • Providing thorough criminal and traffic investigations;
  • Internal and external collaboration with community stakeholders; and
  • Enhancing the professionalism of officers through training and education.
Upon employment, individuals must have completed or be eligible to complete entrance level at an approved police academy and training for certification with the Maryland Police Training Commission (MPTC).

Minimum Requirements:

  • United States Citizen;
  • 21 years of age or older;
  • High school graduate or have successfully completed the G.E.D. examination;
  • Possess a valid Driver’s license;
  • Pass a physical & psychological examination;
  • Pass a polygraph examination and undergo a complete background investigation.


  • State Health benefits available to eligible full time employees;
  • 25 year Retirement through Law Enforcement Officers Pension System (LEOPS);
  • Tuition Remission for employees and their dependents (Certain restrictions may apply);
  • Overtime opportunities such as providing police coverage for SU athletic events, Concerts, dances and other special events on campus;
  • Specialized training opportunities i.e.: Rape Aggression Defense Systems (R.A.D.), Evidence Technician, Criminal Investigation; and
  • Career advancement.

The Salisbury University Police Department not only offers career opportunities for sworn Police Officers, but civilian employees as well to include:

  • Security Guard
  • Police Communications Operator
  • Administrative clerical positions
  • Student Patrol and Student Traffic Controllers
Non-Commissioned Officers (Full-time) A Security Guard performs high visibility patrol to enhance campus security.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Stationed or roaming patrol of campus
  • Reporting information to SU Police regarding suspicious or criminal activity
  • Provides customer service
  • Monitor video surveillance system
  • Attends to security needs of the campus community.
  • Provides security during assignments at SU special and sporting events
  • Climbing stairs, and walking and standing for long periods of time
Administrative (Full-time) Administrative roles at the Salisbury University Police department are in‐office positions supporting commissioned supervisory staff and department operations.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Billing, clerical duties, crime report release, management and statistics, accreditation
  • maintenance, and other administrative assignments
  • Strong communication, computer and organizational skills, time management, and the ability to work independently or with a team

Full-time And Student Opportunities

Communications (Students/Full-time) A Police Communications Operator facilitates communication between Salisbury University police personnel, other police and emergency agencies, and the SU community.

Tasked with:

  • Providing professional customer service
  • Operating two-way radios, and answering telephones, and assisting walk-ins
  • Maintaining accurate records
  • Monitoring the University’s Central Alarm systems and recording data through the Computer Aided Dispatch system (CAD)
  • Monitoring campus wide security camera surveillance system
  • Utilizing the national and state maintained information databases such as NCIC, NLETS, and METERS in addition to other resource systems.

Student Opportunities

Student Patrol (Students Only) Student Patrol works in direct correlation with the University Police officers and Security Guards to provide detailed information about security concerns around campus. They maintain high visibility in and around academic buildings and residence halls.

Duties include:

  • Patrol Salisbury University owned property;
  • Secure academic buildings;
  • Provide escorts to students after dark;
  • Provide security at special events;
  • Enforce parking rules and regulations by issuing parking citations.
Student Traffic Control (Students Only) Student Traffic Controllers monitor Salisbury University owned parking lots. They provide direction to students, faculty, staff, and visitors of Salisbury University.

Duties include:

  • Stationed monitor at parking lot entrances;
  • Provides customer service;
  • Enforces parking rules and regulations by issuing parking citations;
  • Assist parking at special or athletic events.

Application Information

If you are a professional, motivated individual looking for a challenging career, consider becoming a vital part of the Salisbury University Police Department.

HOW to APPLY (Full Time Positions)
  • Fill out an application with Salisbury University Human Resources or SUPD.
  • Full-time position applications:
  • Applications are accepted via email, postal mail or by drop-off to the employment Office at HR;
  • A list of all open Salisbury University positions are listed on the SU Human Resources website;
  • Once SU Human Resources has the application, they will be reviewed and qualified;
  • Candidates will have their application forwarded to SUPD for review;
  • Applicants will be notified if further action will be taken for employment.

Are you a currently enrolled student with Salisbury University? Do you need an on-campus job with good pay and flexible hours? Consider working for the Salisbury University Police Department.

HOW to APPLY (Student Positions)
  • You may fill an online application out here: OR
  • Fill out an application with the Salisbury University Police Department in person at the East Campus Complex location or;
  • You may find the application by going online at;
  • A list of all SUPD student positions are located on SUPD website;
  • All applications will be reviewed and qualified;
  • Applicants will be notified if further action will be taken for employment.

Equal Opportunity Policy

Salisbury University has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all those qualified, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, or sexual orientation.

Inquiries should be directed to:
Salisbury University Human Resources Office
1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, Maryland 21801-6860
Telephone: 410-543-6035
Or SUPD (410) 543-6222