Vigilant About Our Students' Safety
The University of Maine at Farmington is located in a small (pop. 7,500) quiet, peaceful town in rural western Maine. Nonetheless, we remain vigilant about your daughter's or son's personal safety and well-being — even in a safe place like Farmington.
Strong Community Relationships
The University has a strong working relationship with the town and county law enforcement. In fact, many of our campus public safety officers are deputized law officers or members of local law enforcement agencies.
Security and Crime Prevention
We believe preventing crime is far better than dealing with crime after it has occurred. To that end, we employ a wide range of security and crime prevention programs. For instance, each residence hall building is locked down 24/7. Entry is granted to residents only through an electronic card access control system.
We provide emergency phones and outdoor call boxes throughout campus, including at outlying parking lots, each linked directly to the UMF Public Safety Dept. communication system. Because we want students to feel safe walking in the Farmington campus area we offer an Inter-Campus Escort service, providing evening escort service to students and employees (4pm-midnight).
Approachable & Open
At Farmington, we pride ourselves on being approachable, proactive and open. Our Public Safety Officers walk the campus night and day and really get to know our students. Students quickly become comfortable talking with them as trusted confidants and our officers soon get to know most students on a friendly, first name basis.
In the event of a crime considered to be a threat to students, the University works quickly to alert and inform students in an accurate and timely manner. Simply put, we don't hide things here. This may not necessarily happen at all colleges, but it's the way we do things here at Farmington.
Please contact us at any time with your questions, comments or concerns:
UMF Dept. of Public Safety
Edward (Ted) Blais, Director
University of Maine at Farmington
248 Main Street
Farmington, Maine 04938-1994