DPS is a service-oriented agency employing the philosophy of community policing within its jurisdiction. This philosophy is based upon the concept that police officers and the campus community as a whole can work together in creative ways to solve problems related to crime prevention. The primary focus of community policing is to foster positive interactions between the police, students, faculty and staff. DPS maintains and promotes respect for the individual rights and dignity of all persons and is dedicated to excellence in all of the services that are offered on a year-round basis.
The Department of Public Safety is committed to excellence in law enforcement while protecting and serving the students, faculty, staff, and other constituents of Arkansas Tech University. The Department of Public Safety works in collaboration with the Arkansas Tech University community to encourage civic engagement through innovative safety programs and promotion of the responsive, safe, and secure campus environment necessary for student, faculty, and staff success.