The Winthrop University Campus Police Department is fully functional and capable of handling any criminal investigation. Before going on patrol, our officers are sent to the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy for an intense ten weeks of Basic Law Enforcement Training. After completing Basic Training, our officers are then put through several weeks of field training on campus. All of our officers are appointed by the Governor of South Carolina as State Constables giving them state-wide powers of arrest.
Our department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide law enforcement services to the campus community. We utilize a range of support staff that includes telecommunicators, administrative specialists, a victim witness advocate, parking enforcement officers, as well as student employees.