The Department of Campus Safety & Security

The members of The Department of Campus Safety & Security are committed to providing the students, visitors, faculty and staff of FAMU an environment where people can live, visit and work safely.

Welcome to the Department of Campus Safety & Security

The members of the FAMU DCSS, often referred to as FAMU PD, understand the importance of what they do and have a strong sense of duty when it comes to their mission and vision of protecting and serving the students, visitors, faculty, and staff within FAMU. Their efforts, hard work, and courage are for our department.
The Department of Campus Safety & Security prides itself on providing high quality service to the community while fostering an environment that encourages and promotes personal growth and excellence for students, visitors, faculty and staff. 
The Florida A&M University Department of Campus Safety & Security is the first and the only HBCU law enforcement agency to be accredited by three separate law enforcement accrediting bodies.


Interim Chief of Police John Cotton, Jr.

Interim Chief of Police John Cotton, Jr., is passionate about the concept of community policing that is at the heart of the culture within DCSS.

The FAMU DCSS is a full-service law enforcement agency.

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  • Our team consists of skilled and dedicated officers who are unwaveringly dedicated to the safety of our campus community and wholeheartedly committed to serving and protecting our beloved ‘FAMUly'.

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