University Police

About University Police at Florida Poly

The Florida Polytechnic University Police Department is a mix of sworn law enforcement and non-sworn members who provide 24-hour police services on campus. The Police Department is under the command of Chief Richard A. Holland and Deputy Chief John D. Houser, who supervise 10 full-time members. Because the main campus is within the Lakeland city limits, all 911 emergency calls go directly to the Lakeland Police Department Dispatch Center, which dispatches University Police.

Our Mission

The University Police Department supports the mission of Florida Polytechnic University by promoting a safe and secure environment for higher education. The department combines proactive, reactive and educational law enforcement services for the University campus, ensuring that diverse social, cultural and academic values are allowed to develop and prosper.

Important Phone Numbers

Emergency 9-1-1
University Police 863-874-8472
Lakeland Police Department 863-834-6900
Polk County Sheriff’s Office 863-298-6200

Contact Information/Hours of Operation

The University Police Department is located at 4543A Polytechnic Circle, Lakeland, FL 33805-8531

Main Phone:(863) 874-8472
Administrative House: Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Non-Emergencies: (863) 874-8472.
Emergencies: 911.

Reporting a Crime

If this is an emergency, dial 911. For non-emergencies contact the police department at (863) 874-8472. If you are near a blue light emergency phone, simply press the red button and you will be contacted by a police officer. If you would like to submit an anonymous witness form, click here.