Department of Public Safety



The Public Safety Department is responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment at the University of Belize. Our goal is to ensure an environment in which all members of the campus community can safely study, work and live.

The department is comprised of sworn Public Safety Officers who received their law enforcement authority in accordance with the provisions of the Belize Revised Statutes. In addition these Officers have special training in: First Aid, CPR, and Emergency Response for incidents such as Bomb Threats, Fire and Hurricane Preparedness, supporting NEMO, CEMO and other respected emergency management committees. In the event of an emergency, the department aims to preserve life and property, and to mitigate its impact on the country and its people in order to facilitate the return to normalcy. The department is operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Among other issues, the Department of Public Safety is also involved in educating the University community, with relevant topics such as: security awareness, crime prevention programs, escort programs, new student orientation, victim assistance programs (to aid crime victims in areas of criminal prosecution), community policy programs and of course dignitary protection for distinguished visitors to the University.