Lander University Police officers are sworn and certified officers with comprehensive arrest
powers in the State of South Carolina. These officers have graduated from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy and are tasked
with law enforcement activities including patrolling campus and monitoring activity, responding to
calls for service, and investigating criminal activity.
University Police officers are appointed state constables by the Governor of South Carolina and
are fully certified police officers with statewide authority. University police officers have
the authority to enforce all applicable Federal laws, State laws, Greenwood county and Greenwood
city ordinances, and University regulations.
Officers work closely with the Greenwood Sheriff Department and the Greenwood Police Department, and local contingent of the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED), to handle any incidents which
may occur on or off campus.
The University Police Department and the Division of Student Affairs ensure that safety and
security policies and procedures are uniformly executed and conveyed in a clear and consistent
manner to the student body.
Officers patrol the campus 24 hours a day by motor vehicle, bicycle, golf cart, and on foot.
Officers are in radio communication with each other and the Department.
The Communications center is manned 24 hours a day, every day. The communications center is
responsible for taking telephone requests for service, dispatching officers, and monitoring alarm
and video systems. All personnel may be reached at the University Police Department by calling
388-8222 (non-emergencies), or 8-911 (emergencies). You can also come by our office in the Genesis
Hall across from Chipley Hall.
The on campus emergency phone number is 8911. This number directly connects any campus phone
with the University Police Department and should be used when fire, police, or medical response is
required. This number is published in the University telephone directory and in the Student
Handbook. In addition, outdoor emergency call boxes provide one-button instant communication with
the University Police Department and are located around campus.