UWF Police

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Our Mission

The University of West Florida Police Department's role is to advance UWF's mission, vision, and priorities by providing a safe environment through professional service to the community. We will meet the challenge of providing these services by basing our thoughts and actions on shared values.

Announcement: We are proud to announce that the University of West Flordia has been ranked the 4th safest campus in Florida in the National Council for Home Safety and Security rankings! Click here to learn more about the rankings.

UWF Police SUV filled with Cram-a-Cop-Car donations

Our Projects

Cram-a-Cop-Car (printable PDF flyer)

The UWF Police Department's way of life is to Serve and Protect. Our Sr. Police Communications Office, Sandra Bermejo, is from the Marianna, FL community that was hit hard by Hurricane Michael. Items from the list below were collected at Blue Wahoos Stadium on Saturday, November 3, 2018, from noon to 4 p.m. An entire police SUV was filled with donations. On Wednesday, November 7, Officer Bermejo, Sabra Cupples, and Office Oram set out to Marianna with the full SUV. The items were taken to Lighthouse Community Church for distribution.  

NEEDED ITEMS: Tarps & Camping Tents • Cleaning Supplies:Trash Bags, Brooms, Mops, Disinfectant Wipes, Bleach, Laundry and Dish Detergent • Gloves • Pet Supplies • Baby Food, Diapers and Pull Ups (sizes 5-7) • Baby Sunblock and Bug Spray • Diaper Rash Cream and Ointment • Non-Perishable Food Items • Paper Towels • Flashlights and Lanterns: Solar and Battery • Batteries • Hammers and Duct Tape • Sunscreen, Hand Sanitizer and Bug Spray • Toiletries: Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Wet Wipes, Deodorant, Dry Shampoo, Conditioner, Razors • Underwear and Depends • Plastic and Paper Plates and Flatware. No Water, Clothing or Household items at this time, please.

Thank you everyone for your donations and a special thanks to Police Chief Marc Cossich and Captain David Faircloth for the assistance and support in this effort.


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A safe and secure campus fosters an atmosphere that allows the University community to achieve personal and institutional goals.

Let's Fight Crime Together

Welcome to the University of West Florida. Because university campuses are reflective of the communities they serve, they are not immune to societal problems that may foster an atmosphere conducive to crime. The University has taken specific measures to ensure that you enjoy the safest possible living and learning environment. We encourage you to take an active role in making the University community safe.

Safety programs and mechanical alarm systems cannot be fully effective against crime without the cooperation of the citizens they are designed to protect. Alertness, common-sense precautions, and concern for fellow students, faculty, and employees are keys to preventing crime and helping us ensure that experiences at UWF are positive and enjoyable.

Preventing or reducing crime in any community is a tough job, but it can be done. Working together, we can make a difference. I encourage you to be pro-active in the fight against crime. Please do not hesitate to request our services. We are committed to the highest level of service to our community.

Marc Cossich, Chief of UWF Police