Due to recent crimes on and near campus, UMPD has expanded operations and stepped up our overall presence. This includes having more police officers patrolling campus (especially at night), adding more guards to the San Amaro and University Village areas, increasing communication with the community in general, and tapping other university resources in a variety of ways to assist in maintaining a safe environment for our UM community. UMPD is also working closely with CGPD, who has likewise offered to increase patrol in our area and will be the lead investigating agency regarding these incidents.

UMPD would also like to remind our students, staff, and community members of the following safety tips and programs, which can help to prevent you from becoming a target:

1. Don’t walk alone-- especially after dark. UMPD offers safety escorts 24/7 and our SafeRide program is available to students Sundays through Thursdays, between the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
(see links below)

2. Avoid distractions while walking, such as texting, talking on a cell phone, or reading, so that you can better monitor your surroundings at all times. Stay aware of what is going on around you.

3. Use your intuition. If you don't feel safe, or if something doesn't feel right about a situation, avoid it. Move to a safer place whenever possible, and/or alert a nearby public safety official right away.

For more detailed info on our Safety Escorts, go here:

24/7 On Campus Safety Escorts

For more detailed info on the SafeRide Program, go here:

SafeRide Program


The University of Miami Police Department (UMPD) adherers to the philosophy of Community Policing. Community Policing is a direct expression of our mission statement. Our police officers are an integral part of the campus, a place where our students, visitors, faculty and staff feel safe.

UMPD is a professional law enforcement agency that actively works to maximize the quality of life on the Coral Gables campus through proactive community policing efforts and continuous crime prevention programs.

UMPD supports the mission of the University of Miami by promoting a safe and secure higher education environment, through collaborative, innovative, proactive and professional law enforcement initiatives that follow a community policing model of law enforcement.

All University Police Officers are State of Florida Certified, sworn and empowered through the City of Coral Gables. UM Police Officers patrol the campus, respond to emergency and non-emergency calls for service, enforce laws (including traffic), conduct criminal investigations, and carry out other law enforcement related activities.

Although each of the other University campuses have their own security departments responsible for safety and security at their respective locations, UMPD continuously collaborates to support operations, enhance training, and maximize programming for the Miller School and Rosenstiel School campuses. All University of Miami Police and Security personnel work in partnership, striving to create an environment of unparalleled safety and customer service.

UMPD offers a diversity of services and programs designed to assist the university community in maintaining their personal safety and the security of their property. Some of the most frequently utilized programs include the Blue Light Telephones, the Safety Escort Services, and the Bicycle Registration Program.

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2013-2014 Safety Matters Guide: Comprehensive Combined Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report (Clery Act Compliance).




 For information on the University's’ Emergency Notification Network.


UMPD works in partnership with the University's BikeSafe Program, all the bicycle related info you need to know and course schedules.



"Stepping Out" A Guide to Pedestrian Safety


Interested in taking a self-defense class? Click here for info on UMPD’s RAD and SAFE programs.


Received a traffic ticket? Take an online traffic safety course here to prevent the points from posting to your driver’s license.