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Southern Arkansas University
Police Department

Message from the Chief

Welcome from Eric S Plummer, Chief of Police

On behalf of the officers and student workers of the Southern Arkansas University Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our website. Our staff endeavors to keep your time on campus safe and enjoyable. One of our services available to you is this homepage. Whether you need to gather information before your arrival or check out current activities once you're here, we want this site to be of value to you.

The crime problem across our nation highlights the importance of being safe in our home and workplace. Our officers here at Southern Arkansas University are state certified by the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy and possess full powers of arrest. Our officers continue to receive training after certification to increase their expertise and professionalism. We have certified full-time officers, certified part-time officers, a secretary, as well as student workers serving as dispatchers and parking enforcement.

Our department is committed to the ideal of community policing and strives to maintain campus partnerships to enhance the experiences of the students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The annual crime statistics for Southern Arkansas University are also published on this website. If you have any questions about the statistics, please call my office at 870-235-4100 or feel free to email me at

The Southern Arkansas University Police Department is committed to serving the needs of the university community. When you need assistance, I will ensure you receive the same level of service you would expect from any other professional law enforcement agency.

In order to make our campus as safe as possible, I would like to invite every member of our community to do their part by protecting themselves and their property. Let's work together to make Southern Arkansas University a great school!

Eric S Plummer
Chief, Southern Arkansas University Police Department

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