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Department of Public Safety

East Tennessee State University

Welcome Message


The East Tennessee State University Departmentof Public Safety (ETSU DPS) is committed to providing ETSU with a safe and secure environment conducive to the goals of education and research. Our campus is a little city within a city, therefore it is imperative that we work in partnership to prevent crime and solve problems that affect students, faculty, and staff   because the safety and security of the University is the combined responsibility of the entire ETSU community.

The professional staff of Department of Public Safety is dedicated to serving and protecting our ETSU community. Our goal is to provide an open exchange of information that will help us better serve you the students, staff, and faculty of ETSU. The ETSU law enforcement officers are professionally trained to perform duties in an equitable manner.

This website and the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report provides an overview of our operations, including emergency procedures, policies, parking regulations, programs, and services. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the resources and information provided as they are tools that will help keep you safe on campus.

Please feel free to contact us with your concerns, interests, and suggestions.

ETSU Department of Public Safety



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