Health Science Center Security

Staffed by Police Service Technicians (PST’s), security is provided to the Health Science Center (HSC) complex 24 hours daily, every day of the year.

In addition, a shift officer is assigned to this area 24 hours daily to provide a more immediate response to crimes and emergencies.

The PST’s provide security both inside and outside the complex, not including the interior of Shands Hospital. The PST’s also perform vehicle patrols of the parking lots, garages and exterior grounds of the complex and related buildings.

PST’s are available to provide walking and vehicle escorts for staff and students from the Health Science Center to their vehicles at night. Please contact UFPD Dispatch at 352-392-1111 to request an escort.

The PST’s at the HSC are responsible for securing the facility, and providing escorts and general assistance to the students, faculty, staff, and visitors at Shands Hospital and the HSC. The PST’s also assist with UFPD community outreach programs such as bicycle registration and bicycle safety events, as well as, Coffee with a Cop.