Pittsburg State University Police and
- The Pittsburg State University Police Department provides several service-oriented functions to the University community consisting of 7,000 students, faculty and staff.
- The University Police provides 24-hour-a-day patrol protection to the campus, PSU Foundation property, parking lots, residence halls, as well as the fraternities and sororities.
- PSU police officers are commissioned by authority of the State of Kansas under K.S.A. 76-726 and have the same law enforcement powers and responsibilities as the local police or sheriff in your home community. The officers are trained at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center and additionally are required to complete 40 hours of annual retraining to maintain state certification.
- Officers are responsible for a full range of public safety services, including all crime reports, investigations, medical emergencies, fire emergencies, traffic accidents, enforcement of laws regulating underage drinking, the use of controlled substances, weapons, and all other incidents requiring police assistance.
- Potential criminal actions and other emergencies on campus can be reported directly by any student, faculty, or staff member from any on-campus phone by dialing 911 or using one of the campus call boxes located around campus. The off-campus phone number is 235-4624.
- University Police have concurrent jurisdiction on campus with city, county, and state law enforcement agencies. Outside agencies perform duties on university property only at the request of the University Police.
- University Police prepare and submit Standard Offense reports to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation in which all law enforcement departments in the state have access. As a courtesy, we share information on arrests and serious crimes with the City of Pittsburg Police. The serial numbers of all vehicles and office equipment stolen from campus are reported nationwide through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC).