The Department of Campus Police

Our Mission: The mission of the Department of Campus Police is to provide a safe and secure environment for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors; we accomplish our mission by utilizing a community based policing model, being service oriented and respectful of every individual, emphasizing crime prevention and safety, as we strive diligently to support the overall mission of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary & Boyce College. 

The Department of Campus Police is responsible for all aspects of safety and security on the seminary and Boyce College campuses as well as all other property owned by the seminary. The department is comprised of sworn police officers who have full powers of arrest on seminary property.

Seminary police officers are trained and equipped for emergency responses and are trained in First Aid and CPR.

The Campus Police office is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.

The department utilizes a computer aided dispatch center and a campus radio system to ensure the quickest response possible to calls for service. This same center is regularly able to monitor much of the campus by way of closed circuit television and officers regularly patrol the campus on foot, bicycles, ATV and by marked vehicle. The Campus Police office maintains a close working relationship with the main law enforcement agency serving Metro Louisville.

Contact Information

  • Tom Gorman, Chief of Campus Police
  • Duke K. McCall Sesquicentennial Pavilion (lower level)
  • Phone: (502) 897-4444
  • Email:
  • Twitter:
  • RAVE Alert is the emergency notification system that we currently use to notify students and employees of situations that may affect the campus community.  All current students and employees are automatically registered for this system.

Policing Services Provided

  • Campus patrol
  • Traffic & parking enforcement
  • Access Control
  • Open and close seminary facilities
  • Policing for all special events
  • Escorts on request
  • Liaison with local fire and police departments
  • 24 hour Central Dispatch with Central Alarm Monitoring

Possession of Deadly Weapons

For purposes of this policy, “deadly weapon” means:

  • A weapon of mass destruction as defined in KRS 500.080(18);
  • Any weapon from which a shot, readily capable of producing death or other serious physical injury, may be discharged;
  • Any knife other than an ordinary pocket knife or hunting knife;
  • Billy, nightstick, or club;
  • Blackjack or slapjack;
  • Nunchaku karate sticks;
  • Shuriken or death star; or,
  • Artificial knuckles made from metal, plastic, or other similar hard material.


In accordance with KRS 237.115, it is the policy of Southern Seminary that possession of deadly weapons, with the exception of law enforcement officers acting within their official duties, is prohibited on seminary owned property. This includes residential apartments and houses as well as all dormitories and other buildings. Possession of a concealed deadly weapons permit does not negate this prohibition.

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