University of Central Missouri Police
The Police division is the largest of the four Public Safety divisions and consists of 18 trained, full-time, state certified peace officers, most of whom hold bachelor’s degrees or higher in criminal justice administration or other related fields. Officers are commissioned by the Warrensburg Police Department and by the University as state peace officers. Central’s Department of Public Safety has primary responsibility for all law enforcement and safety on the campus and works closely with the Warrensburg Police Department, Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, and Missouri State Highway Patrol. Officers are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
The Police division also has the Student Assistant Foot patrol and Escort (SAFE) Team, which is a group of uniformed student employees who patrol the campus on foot at night to help deter crime and provide a walking escort from building exit to building entrance or parking areas. The SAFE Team is in operation seven nights per week during the regular academic year when the University is in session. To request a SAFE Team escort during the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. dial (660) 543-4123 and a SAFE Team member will be dispatched to walk you wherever you wish to go on campus.
The Police division is supported with a full-time dispatching center which handles all emergency and non-emergency incoming calls to the Department of Public Safety.