I am excited to welcome all new and returning students, faculty, staff and visitors to Clemson as we begin the academic year. I assure you the Clemson University Police Department (CUPD) is firmly committed to making your experience a safe and welcoming one in which you can confidently pursue your academic or professional endeavors. The men and women of CUPD are proud to provide our community with the highest level of public safety. Our goal is to provide you with a safe place to work, study and live.
As a team, we will work diligently in support of the following six strategic objectives:
- Assessing and enhancing campus safety efforts
- Expanding communication and creating clear focus within our organization
- Expanding and enhancing our workforce through training and development
- Utilizing the latest technologies to aid our efforts
- Building internal and external relationships by expanding community engagement opportunities
- Identifying and maintaining items critical to support our mission of safety and security
We recognize we can best accomplish these objectives with the support and trust of the Clemson University community and through established partnerships. We all share the responsibility of fostering a safe, secure and welcoming environment. I invite you to join us in our efforts to embrace the mission and vision statements outlined below.
On a personal note, it is an honor to be serving as Clemson University’s associate vice president for public safety and chief of police within the Division of Student Affairs. It did not take long to understand the qualities that make this university and community so special. I look forward to working together to make this campus community as safe as possible.
Our mission is to enhance safety, reduce risk and prevent harm from affecting the Clemson University community.
Clemson University Police Department (CUPD) is an organization setting the standard of excellence in law enforcement through integrity, compassion, service before self and honor above all.
Honor, Integrity, Courage, Inclusion, Respect
We will collaborate with university partners to create and foster a safe, secure campus through education, community service and strategic enforcement. We will utilize innovative technology, specialized training, community policing strategies and strong partnerships to enhance the university’s living and learning environment.
We will create an environment that champions the success and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and visitors through professionalism and a commitment to service. We will foster a climate of trust and respect through a commitment to diversity, equity and procedural justice principles.
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