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University Police
The University of South Carolina Upstate maintains a full-service 24-hour Police Department staffed by certified law enforcement officers fully accredited by the State of South Carolina. Police Officers patrol the campus in clearly marked vehicles, bicycles, electric carts and foot patrol. The University Police Department may be reached for emergencies at any time by dialing 911 from campus telephones, cellular phones or off-campus telephones. For non-emergency calls, dial 7777 from campus telephones or 503-7777 from cellular telephones or off-campus telephones.

Services include the delivery of security awareness and crime prevention programs, student escorts, securing campus buildings, VIP protection, assisting stranded motorists, providing helpful, friendly information to guests and visitors, managing the University card access control system, monitoring the closed circuit television system (CCTV), student mentoring, managing the Lost and Found, responding to campus fire and burglar alarms, investigating reported violations of state law and University policy, traffic enforcement, staffing of student and other special events and a host of other services.

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This division enforces campus parking regulations, manages the parking decal distribution system, facilitates transfer of collection accounts, provides student escorts, vehicle unlocks, jump starts and directions. 

Office of the State Fire Marshal
Conducts building inspections, oversees emergency fire drills, reviews and approves construction plans, ensures life safety code compliance and serves as liaison with North Spartanburg Fire Department and Spartanburg County Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

University ID Card System Services
Processes and distributes University Identification cards to all faculty, staff and students. 

Office of Risk Management
Oversees employee and contractor safety compliance, researches, procures and renews institutional insurance policies, processes insurance claims, facilitates employee OSHA training, manages the University shuttle bus drivers, assists in the “Building a Disaster Resistant University” effort and “Enterprise Risk Management” program.Is also responsible for hazardous waste management, environmental health and safetyand aerial photography.

Emergency Management Services
Responsible for oversight of the Incident Management Plan including all aspects of training, preparation, mitigation, response and recovery efforts. Also includes oversight of the SpartAlert notification system, Timely Warning Notices, severe weather evacuation areas, managing building and floor coordinators and campus emergency phones and communications.

Fleet Management Services
Manages the University fleet of motor and electric vehicles, oversees maintenance and service records, conducts annual inspections of all vehicles, processes accident reports, manages and facilitates driver education programs, secures annual 10 year driving histories on all part-time employees.


Report a Crime Now
Emergency Call Boxes
Shots Fired: Instructional Videos (network login required)
"I Didn't Know It Was Rape" Video
Campus Beat Newsletter: Spring 2014
Campus Security Authority (CSA) Training Video (network login required)

Information and Policies

Clery Report: Campus Security Policies, Statistics, & Fire Safety
Search for Sex Offenders in your area:
SC Registered Sex Offenders List
Vehicle Immobilization Policy
Related Links

Public Safety Organizational Chart
UPD Strategic Plan
2015 Annual Report

Contact Us

USC Upstate
Department of Public Safety
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Fax: 864-503-5873

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
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Text: 864-357-3008 or
Email: universitypolice@uscupstate.edu