Stephen F. Austin State University

University Police Department

SFA Ranked in the Top 100 Safest Universities in America

SFA was ranked in the top 100 as one of the safest college campuses in America by the National Council for Home Safety and Security in 2018. For more information on this story, click here

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Best Campus Department

The University Police is recognized as the "Best Campus Department" For more information please go to

Message from John Fields Jr., Chief of Police

On behalf of Stephen F. Austin State University Department of Public Safety (SFASU DPS) personnel, I would like to welcome you to our web site. Our department provides comprehensive police, parking, safety technology, and emergency management services 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The Police Department building is located at 232 E. College Street and the Parking and Traffic Office is located at 1925 Wilson Dr in the first floor of the Wilson Dr. Parking Garage. To report an emergency, call 911, or utilize our Emergency Call Boxes located throughout the campus. To report a non-emergency situation, call (936)468-2608. To request other services, please email us or call. Our officers are commissioned Peace Officers with the State of Texas. They are obligated to enforce all federal, state, and local laws, in addition to the university rules and regulations. Additionally, SFASU DPS has an excellent working relationship with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, to enhance safety and security within our community. We also maintain a close liaison with the Physical Plant, Residence Life, Safety, Student Life, and other key university personnel to help keep our campus as safe and secure as reasonably possible. The mission of the Police Department is to work with you to make our university a safe place in which to live, work and study. This requires police-community teamwork. You can do your part by becoming involved in our police community crime prevention activities. SFAUPD has implemented many progressive programs to help accomplish its mission. I welcome your comments and suggestions regarding the Department, departmental personnel, and our services. We look forward to being of assistance to you during your stay at Stephen F. Austin.

John Fields Jr.

Chief of Police