“We recognize always that the power of the police to fulfill their functions and duties is dependent on public approval of their existence, actions and behavior, and on their ability to secure and maintain public respect.”

– Sir Robert Peel

The Furman University Police Department is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus.  Our officers practice authentic community policing, and work hard to build relationships that foster mutual trust and respect. We recognize that we play an integral role in the education process, and therefore seek to lead by example, practicing Justice, Mercy, and Faithfulness in the execution of our duties.

We are located in Estridge Commons and are available 24 hours, 7 days a week.

For emergencies, call 911
For non-emergencies, call 864.294.2111
Or use the LiveSafe App to contact dispatch directly

Interested in seeing the demographics for the encounters that Furman Police Officers have with the public? In compliance with South Carolina state law, the Furman University Police Department collects data regarding the age, gender, and race or ethnicity of the driver of the vehicle any time a motor vehicle is stopped without a citation being issued or an arrest being made. Those public contact reports are available for the Furman University Police Department and all law enforcement agencies in South Carolina at the following website:

Mission and Values

Mission and Values

Read our mission and values.

Officers & Staff

Officers & Staff

Meet the men and women working daily to keep our campus community a safe and pleasant place in which to live, work and study.

Parking & Citations

Parking & Citations

Learn more about vehicle registration, designated campus parking areas, and how to pay a citation.

Bikes and Personal Electronic Vehicles on Campus

Bikes and Personal Electronic Vehicles on Campus

The Furman University Police Department strongly encourages all students to register their bicycles and keep them locked on campus.


The Furman University Police, in partnership with the National Weather Service, provides the campus community with timely, accurate, and useful information in the event of inclement weather, or emergency situations on or near campus.

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The Furman University Police Department has established SafeRide shuttle services for use by students traveling around campus.

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From self-defense classes to campus safety information, stay updated on the latest news from University Police.

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The Furman University Police Department conducts an annual review of the Security and Fire Report to ensure compliance with the Jean Clery Act and to provide information to students, employees, visitors, prospective employees and prospective students.

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The function of a campus security authority is to report allegations of Clery Act crimes to the University Police.

Campus Security Authorities

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Furman University Police maintain a daily crime and fire log, which contains contains information on crimes reported to the campus police. The log includes the date of occurrence, the nature of the crime or fire, the general location, and the disposition of the incident. The daily crime and fire log contains entries for the most recent 60-day period and is available for viewing upon request at the police department during normal business hours.

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John Milby

Chief of Police