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The Department of Public Safety at the University of Maine is a full-service police department, staffed by state-certified police officers, security guards and support personnel. The training and professional standards met by UMaine's officers are the same as those required in any municipality across the state.

Because of the unique nature of a university community and the activities that take place in it, UMaine police officers are "specialists." They are practitioners of a kind of public safety work that makes them a vital and positive force in the community that they serve and protect.

At UMaine, the Department of Public Safety employs the principles of the community policing philosophy. Based on communication, partnerships and collaborative problem solving, community policing has proven to be highly effective. UMaine police are among the state's leaders in advancing this approach to law enforcement.

The Campaign for a Safe UMaine Fund with the University of Maine Foundation helps support the Department of Public Safety and its community policing initiatives. The fund provides financial assistance in developing prevention programs, community relations initiatives and educational materials that enable officers to engage the university community, and to create new partnerships that help keep the University of Maine as safe, healthy and productive as possible.



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