A Message from the Chief

The Sewanee Police Department (SPD) is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus by providing professional policing in partnership with community. SPD has a long history of service to the Sewanee community; our partnerships are built on relationships of mutual trust, respect and our commitment to treating all people fairly. It is through these relationships that we focus efforts on preventing crime and eliminating the underlying cause of problems.

Members of SPD take their duties seriously and strive for excellence. We continue to gain knowledge and grow through training, education, mentoring, and experience. However, our efforts cannot be successful without community involvement. As members of this community we all share the combined responsibility of safety and security. Working together we will provide a safe, secure environment in which to live, learn, work, and grow.

As Chief of Police for The University of the South, I’m honored to work with dedicated police officers and communication officers, people that truly care about the job they are doing and the community in which they serve.

Please continue to browse through our website and explore ways that you may become our partner in safety.




Marie Eldridge

Chief of Police