Southeast Missouri State University strives to create a safe environment for students, staff, faculty, and guests on campus.

Our University Police, Parking Services, Transit Services and Emergency Preparedness are all a part of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) overseen by director of Public Safety Beth Glaus, who has been with the department since 1988. The department's office is located on the North side of campus by the Show Me Center, with a 24/7 hotline number to contact for assistance.

Safety by the Numbers

  • 15

    Officers on staff

    Southeast has 15 officers split among four divisions, each with an area of specialization vital to keeping the campus safe.

  • 3

    Minute average response time

    The Department of Public Safety has University Police Officers on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, working foot patrol and vehicle patrol throughout campus.

  • 86

    Emergency call boxes

    Southeast has established a lighted corridor running from the southernmost section of campus to the Show Me Center. Anyone in distress can press a red "HELP" button on the call box, and an officer will be dispatched to the activated phone.

  • 400+

    Cameras on campus

    Cameras are installed in campus buildings, walkways, and common areas to provide campus wide surveillance to DPS.

SE Alerts

The SE Alert system informs campus community members about emergency or criminal incidents on campus. Students, faculty, and staff , receive texts, emails, or phone calls when a campus announcement is made.

Police Officer, Crime Prevention

"As a patrol officer and as a crime prevention programs coordinator, I, along with my fellow officers, contribute to campus safety by conducting proactive vehicle and foot patrols, by enforcing and investigating criminal laws as well as student Code of Conduct violations, by being present at events as a visual deterrent, and by providing educational programs and services."

Jyothi E. Dirnberger

Officer Jyothi, in uniform smiling at the camera.

Crime Statistics

The University maintains a daily crime log and provides access to past years' crime logs. Daily crime logs include all complaints, incidents and requests for police service received by the Department of Public Safety at Southeast.

(573) 651-2310
(573) 986-6187
Emergency Operations
(573) 651-2547
1401 N. Sprigg
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 7275
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701