Campus Security & Safety

The University Police Department mission is to create a safe and secure environment in which others may work, study, learn and live. Many of its services are proactive and contribute to the part of a university education that occurs outside the classroom.

A Message from the Chief

The video below offers useful safety tips and resources for those who live, work, and learn on the Frostburg State University Campus.

The list below offers some of the ways the University Police work to keep the campus safe.

  • The University Police employs 18 Sworn Police Officers who have completed a Maryland Police Training Commission Certified Police Academy.
  • The University Police patrol the entire campus 24 hours a day 365 days per year, with foot patrols and marked police vehicles.
  • The University Police have an agreement with City of Frostburg that allows FSU police officers to patrol adjacent city neighborhoods which encompasses much of the off-campus student housing areas.
  • The University Police have strong relationships with our law enforcement partners - State Police, Allegany County Sheriff’s Office and the Frostburg-City Police Department.
  • The University Police have been awarded the Governor's Crime Preventing Award for 20+ years.
  • University Police Officers make arrests, enforce traffic laws, investigate crime, answer calls for service, and proactively prevent crime by education presentations to the campus community. Learn more about the Police Services
  • The University Police remain diligent in its emergency planning and prevention efforts. In a campus emergency, whether due to a weather-related incident or a more volatile situation, such as an active shooter, we use the following ways to notify the campus.
    • Alert Siren System,
    • Text Messages,
    • posting on the University website,
    • Local radio stations,
    • Campus media outlets, WFWM and FSU TV3,
    • campus signs posted in and on buildings 
    More about emergency communications
  • The University Police monitor the Blue light phones which are strategically placed around campus.
  • The University Police operates the FSU tip line - 301.687-STOP (7867) - to let individuals report crime and other suspicious activity while remaining anonymous.
  • The University Police has several crime prevention programs and activities.



Training Video: Active Assailant

Learn how to protect yourself in an emergency situation.