Conduct & professionalism

Professional conduct

The University Police Staff is committed to providing courteous, excellent service to the Furman community. Your thoughts and comments are very important to us, so please, don't hesitate to contact us. The quality of the service is dependent in part on feedback from the community we serve. The University Police Department has an extensive professional standards process in place to respond to citizen complaints and concerns. The department also likes to recognize outstanding performance by our employees.

Please assist us to improve our department by bringing your complaints, compliments and suggestions to the attention of any of the following individuals in a timely manner:

Officer authority

University Police Officers at Furman University receive their law enforcement authority from the State of South Carolina (Title 59, Chapter 116). This law provides campus police officers with law enforcement jurisdiction on the campus at which they are employed and the streets and roads through and contiguous to the campus property.The officers must complete the law enforcement officers certification training at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy in Columbia, SC prior to performing police duties, just as other law enforcement officers in South Carolina.

Working relationships with law enforcement agencies

Furman's University Police Department could not complete its mission without the working support of area law enforcement agencies. The campus is in the jurisdiction of the Greenville County Sheriff's Department. The roadways adjacent to the campus are in the jurisdiction of the South Carolina Highway Patrol. You will often see both Greenville County Sheriff's Department Deputies and Troopers from the South Carolina Highway Patrol working at campus athletic events and other activities. The department has also worked with and had the support of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Customs, U.S. Postal Inspectors, U.S. Marshal's Service, and the many local law enforcement agencies throughout the upstate. Periodically, the University Police Department will host law enforcement training programs for these various agencies on Furman's campus.

Have you had contact with a University Police officer and employee recently? 

If so, do you:
  • Wish to let someone know how pleased you were with his/her conduct?
  • Wish to make a complaint about his/her conduct?
  • Want to make a suggestion regarding our operations or services?


In either case, our process is very simple. You may:

  • Call us at 294-2111 and ask to speak with a supervisor or the Director of University Police.
  • Send an email to the Director of University Police (bob.miller@furman.edu)
  • Write a note or letter c/o Bob Miller, Director of University Police, 
    Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC 29613
  • Fill out the online form below.

Online Citizen Compliment, Complaint, Suggestion Form

Form Type (Please choose): Optional Information below only used to respond to your concerns

Your first and last name:


Your email address:
 

Your telephone number:
 

Name of employee you are commenting about (if known):


Date of Occurrence:


Approximate time:


Describe your experience or make a suggestion (limit to 500 words):


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