Who Are We

The Officers of The Department of Public Safety comes from all walks of life and wield diverse experiences in federal and local law enforcement and military service. We are committed to serving the Ozarks Community, and we encourage honesty and hospitality in all we come in contact with.

What We Do

The Department of Public Safety has been tasked with ensuring the safety of our students, our staff, and our visitors. Whether you are here for three decades, four years or five minutes, we want you to enjoy your Ozarks experience without worry or fear. In order to achieve this goal, our office is staffed year round, and we have established a close relationship with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, and the Clarksville Police Department. The Department of Public Safety is a commissioned and certified law enforcement agency.

Together, we can make this a great place for the growth and development of our students, staff, and all our friends and neighbors.

Call us – 479.979.2020


President Dunsworth named to APCU board

University of the Ozarks President Richard Dunsworth, J.D., has been elected to the board of directors for the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU).

University awards 87 degrees to Class of 2017

University of the Ozarks awarded 87 bachelor’s degrees to graduating seniors during its 183rd Commencement ceremony, held May 13, on the campus mall.

Rotaract mission trip embodies University values

One of the core values of University of the Ozarks is “the service of all of creation,” and that driving principle was on full display during a recent mission trip to El Salvador by the student organization Rotaract.