Southeast takes the safety of our campus community seriously.

Along with standard patrolling, crime investigating, and responding to emergencies the University Police offer services and programs centered around keeping people safe.


  • Safe Escort

    Officers will provide any member of the University community who is uncomfortable walking on campus an escort to their on-campus destination. This service is available 24/7 by calling (573) 651-2215.
  • Safe Zone Exchange

    The University community may use the parking lot in front of the Department of Public Safety as a safe area to exchange goods bought online (e.g. Craigslist, Sell-it-Semo, etc.). This program was brought to the University by the Student Government.
  • Whistle Program

    University Police provides all members of the community safety whistles to use in cases of emergency, including summoning help, calling attention to a situation, and/or discouraging a criminal in the midst of an incident. Staff, faculty, and students may obtain a whistle from the University Police Department on campus.
  • Adopt-a-Hall

    Officers collaborate with Office of Residence Life staff to provide a safe living environment for students while building community relations and offering educational programs.

Lighted Corridor

From one end of the campus to the other is a lighted corridor lined with Emergency Call Boxes. Pressing the “HELP” button on any of the boxes connects the person in distress with a dispatcher and sends a uniformed police officer to the activated box.

Safety Programs Offered

University Police offer programs year round. A majority of these programs are free, with topics including active shooter training, domestic/dating violence, sexual violence, stalker awareness, alcohol and drug awareness, and self defense.

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