Message from the Chief

Jack R. Cotrel

Welcome to the ETSU Department of Public Safety (DPS). This Web site provides you with an overview of our operations, including emergency procedures, policies, parking regulations, programs, and services. Visit the site often for information and tools that will help you stay safe and secure while on campus.

The men and women of the department who serve and protect you are proud of our accomplishments. We are professional law enforcement officers, as well as state-certified firefighters, who by training and experience strive to do our job in a fair and equitable manner.

If this is your first contact with DPS, we hope you will become familiar with the services we provide. Our goal is to provide an open exchange of information that will help us better serve you--the students, staff, and faculty--of the ETSU community.

Let's work together to make East Tennessee State University a safe and comfortable community that supports academic achievement.

Please feel free to contact us with your concerns, interests, and suggestions.

Call 911 for emergencies

ETSU Police Main Campus:
(423) 439 4480

VA Police VA Campus: 
(423) 979 3506