Providing the Columbia Community with Pride, Professionalism, and Service.

At Columbia Public Safety, our primary mission is to enhance the quality of life for the Columbia community by maintaining a secure and open environment where the safety of all is balanced with the rights of the individual.

Safety is a shared responsibility and the Department of Public Safety’s highest priority is to ensure that the services we provide to protect the safety of all within Columbia's diverse community are inclusive and help all members develop tools to navigate our urban community safely and easily.

Our efforts to keep the community safe include high-visibility patrols, responding to and investigating on and off-campus incidents, providing guard services at a myriad of University events, and increasing student and employee vigilance through crime prevention seminars, workshops, and other activities.

We take pride in our demographic diversity, which is reflective of the communities we serve. Our hiring practices are focused to promote an equitable and inclusive workplace and campus culture by selecting members from diverse backgrounds with unique personal and professional experiences. Learn more about us.

To view a list of our open positions, visit this page.