SAFE (Safe and Free Escort) Team

813-974-SAFE (7233)
Hours of Operation: 6:30pm – 2:00am (Monday-Sunday)
You can also download the TapRide app on your phone and request an escort instead of calling.

Alert Cab

Hours of Operation: 6:30pm – 2:00am

About Us

S.A.F.E Team is dedicated to providing a heightened level of safety at the University of South Florida. We provide this service by constantly patrolling sectors of campus in order to deter crime, offering safe escorts to USF students, and working in conjunction with local figures to provide the Alert Cab service to USF students.


SAFE Team Escort: A SAFE Team escort is a golf cart or walking team accompanying 1 or 2 persons from one location on the University of South Florida campus to another.
Information Needed: Name, Number of riders (1 or 2), your location, Destination

Disclaimer: If the wait time for a SAFE Team escort exceeds our operating hours, we must deny your request for an escort.

TapRide: A safe ride is just a tap away! Request a safe ride from SAFE Team using TapRide - instantly notify drivers of your ride request and receive a push notification when they arrive. TapRide is a real-time ride hailing and dispatching mobile application for on-demand transportation that is now available for USF students.Download TapRide on your Apple or Android device.

Alert Cab: Alert Cab is a free taxi ride from an alcohol serving establishment to a residence in Hillsborough County. Student must attend the University of South Florida and be 21+ to use the service. Taxi cabs only hold 4 people. Service is paid for by Pepin Distributing Company and the cab service used is United Cab.
Information Needed: Name, Date of birth, Driver's license number, Location of alcohol serving establishment, and Location of residence.