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Campus Security & Crime Prevention

Salisbury University is committed to providing a safe working and learning environment.  University Police, in cooperation with other university organizations and departments, present crime prevention awareness sessions on emergency response, sexual assault, self-defense, drug awareness, theft, identity theft, personal safety and residence hall security.

Reporting Crimes and Emergencies

All Salisbury University students, faculty, staff and visitors who are the victim or witness to a crime are encouraged to make prompt and accurate reports to University Police. Crimes committed on campus should be reported immediately to University Police. To contact University police dial 410-543-6222 from a public phone, Ext. 36222 from any campus phone, or #787 from a Verizon cell. Campus extension phones are situated at various locations in academic buildings and at the main entrances to most of the residence halls. You may also use the "Blue light" emergency phones which are placed at various locations on the grounds. For emergencies, dial 911.

If the crime occurred off campus, University Police will direct you to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Crimes occurring at University Park Apartments should be reported to the Salisbury Police Department (for emergencies dial 911, for non-emergencies dial 410-548-3165).

Although students, employees and others are encouraged to report all criminal activity to University Police and/or local police, reports may also be reported to:

Dean of Students: 410-548-2365
Associate Vice President of Student Affairs: 410-543-6084
Vice President of Student Affairs: 410-543-6080
Assistant Director for Residence Life: 410-548-9165
Director of Housing and Residence Life: 410-543-6040
Assistant Director for Operations and Judicial Management: 410-543-6040

Timely Warnings

An informed public is better prepared to ensure its own safety. Timely warnings are made to the campus community via email and/or other media when serious incidents merit. University Police will determine the content of the message and communicate the threat to all students and employees in the form of a "Special Bulletin." The decision to issue a "Special Bulletin" will be made based on the facts of the incident and whether there exists a continuing and/or imminent threat to the campus community. Timely warnings are intended to alert the campus community of a particular safety issue and to increase crime prevention awareness. Timely warnings are usually issued for Clery-reportable crimes (arson, criminal homicide, robbery, aggravated assault, rape, etc.) but may also be issued for other crime classifications, as deemed necessary. 


Campus Facilities


Law Enforcement & Security Units

The Salisbury University Police Department (SUPD), located in the East Campus Complex, is responsible for personal safety and law enforcement on campus. Its mission is to enhance the education and cultural experience for all students, faculty, staff and visitors by providing professional, competent and compassionate law enforcement services and security. In November 2013 SUPD earned accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). This achievement is a reflection of the department’s dedicated officers and staff members who work hard every day to make Salisbury University a safe place to learn, work and live.

Surveillance Cameras

University Police manages a campus-wide video surveillance system. Currently, the system is comprised of approximately 800 cameras, to include fixed position cameras as well as user-controllable pan-tilt-zoom cameras, located both indoors and out. All of the video footage is recorded and archived for a determined period of time, providing an investigative resource when incidents of crime are reported.

Consideration is given to the reasonable expectation of privacy at every location where a camera is installed. Cameras are generally installed in main pedestrian throughways, building egresses, parking lots and facilities, and public roadways and sidewalks; in short, cameras are only installed at locations where one’s expectation of privacy is generally limited. Additionally, technology is employed that inhibits exterior cameras from being used to view through residence hall room windows.

Operation Identification

Operation Identification is a program through which engraving devices are loaned or an officer will assist in engraving driver's license numbers on personal property. Operation Identification can prevent thefts, or in the case of theft, assist in the recovery of stolen property.