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.
UMaine Today Magazine
Department of University Relations
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