University Police Department

The Florida Polytechnic Police Department strives to enhance the safety and quality of life for students, employees, and visitors through effective law enforcement and proactive crime prevention.

The department is a mix of 14 sworn law enforcement officers and civilian members who provide 24-hour police services on campus and is led by Chief Richard Holland Jr..

Because the main campus is within the Lakeland city limits, all 911 emergency calls go directly to the Lakeland Police Department Dispatch Center and are transferred to the Florida Poly Police Department.

Reporting a Crime

In an emergency, dial 911. If you are near a blue light emergency phone, press the red button and you will be connected to the Lakeland 9-1-1 dispatch center who will ensure the necessary emergency services are dispatched promptly.

For non-emergencies, contact the University Police Department at 863-874-8472. If you would like to submit an anonymous witness form, click here.

Officer Encounters

University police officers actively promote the philosophy of community policing and strive to interact with students, employees, and visitors in a cordial and professional manner. There may be instances when an officer needs to make contact with you in the course of some type of investigation or welfare check to ensure your personal safety, or during a traffic stop while you are driving. Department policy requires these encounters to be based on reasonable suspicion and free of any bias-based profiling. Click here to learn more about officer encounters, the Department’s policy prohibiting bias-based profiling, or filing a complaint.

Contact Information

Address: 4543A Polytechnic Circle, Lakeland, Florida 33805-8531
Phone:863-874-8472 (non-emergency) or 911 (emergency)
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m,

Additional Public Safety Resources:

  • Lakeland Police Department: 863-834-6900
  • Lakeland Fire Department: 863-834-8200
  • Polk County Sheriff’s Office: 863-298-6200