The Office of Public Safety is the center of security and policing operations at Towson University.
We oversee the Towson University Police Department, the Office of Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health & Safety and Access Control.
Our award-winning Police Department is comprised of fully sworn officers that patrol campus and offer crime prevention programs ranging from campus safety videos to the campus escort service. These programs have helped Towson University achieve the lowest per capita crime rate in the University System of Maryland. The Police Department publishes up-to-date crime statistics in compliance with the Clery Act and distributes emergency text alerts.
Our Office of Emergency Preparedness works closely with all campus departments to prepare for large-scale emergencies. We encourage you to review the Emergency Resources Guide (PDF) and watch the active shooter response training video to learn safe responses to active shooter emergency situations on campus.
Environmental Health and Safety works to maintain a safe campus environment by conducting inspections, monitoring the campus's chemical inventory and providing more than 30 life-saving automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) for emergency situations.
All TU patrol officers attended training to recognize and overcome implicit biases.
For eight of the last nine years, TU has had the fewest crimes per capita of all USM campuses.
The video has been viewed more than 3 million times and won five regional & national awards.