UWFPD has 21 full-time sworn police officers, 2 security guards, 7 police communications operators, one full-time office manager and one office program assistant. All of the police officers work at the Pensacola campus and patrol the campus 24 hours a day 365 days a year. The officers patrol the campus by vehicle, bicycle and foot patrol.
We have 4 Student Safety Escorts who assist the Police Department with safety escorts, monitoring the parking lots, and building lock-ups on campus. UWFPD will provide a Police Escort when a Student Escort is not available. The UWFPD is located in Building 94 and is staffed 24-hours a day. To reach the Police, please call (850) 474-2415.
For exceptional and professional effort resulting in the saving of a life, Chief John Warren presented Sgt Walter Davis and Corporal Christopher Hinnant with the Life Saving Commendation Award.
On April 22, 2012, Sgt Davis and Cpl. Hinnant were dispatched on a report of a student not breathing in the woods at the Edward Ball Nature Trail on the Baroco Property. They arrived at the nearest entry point of the Trail and ran, on foot, one mile and a half into the woods before locating the Student. Cpl. Hinnant immediately connected an AED which administered an electrical shock and then initiated CPR. Sgt Davis arrived on scene a short time later and assisted Cpl. Hinnant administering CPR until EMS arrived and took control. Cpl. Hinnant and Sgt Davis, exemplifying the highest standards of their profession, saved the student’s life.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICES
The UWF Police Department wishes to thank all those who serve our country around the world, especially those serving in harm's way.
Our very own Crime Prevention Officer Kyle Gallagher recently departed on military deployment with the US Army to Afghanistan. We at the UWF Police Department hold Kyle and his family in the silence of our hearts and look forward to his safe return next year.