The Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol (SNAP) is a free, nightly, campus safety and transportation service co-sponsored by Student Traffic Court, Student Government, and the University of Florida Police Department. SNAP includes walking escorts and point-to-point van service. All SNAP employees are University of Florida students who have passed a stringent background check and driving test. Employees are equipped with a police radio and picture ID, and their communications and activities are monitored by the University of Florida Police Department.
Purpose and History
The Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol (SNAP) was implemented in 1976 to provide safe, transportation an/or escort program for the University of Florida campus. The “buddy system” has long been recognized as a means of enhancing personal safety and security. The SNAP program is an on-call “buddy”; ready to escort University of Florida students, staff and visitors upon request.
SNAP’s funding comes from the transportation fee generated from student tuition fees and the University of Florida Police Department through contributions from their own annual departmental budget.
How to Request a SNAP escort
There are two ways to request a SNAP escort. The most recent method provided is by using the SNAP App seen below. You can get the SNAP App for free by using either the Android Market or Apple App Store and searching for SNAP UF.
You can also request an escort from the SNAP service by calling (352) 392-SNAP (7627) and discuss your request with a SANP Dispatcher. When you reach the Dispatcher, provide your first name, location of pick-up and destination. The Dispatcher will then determine the best method of meeting your needs, either walking or driving, and coordinate your escort to arrive at your location.
Regardless of how you request a SNAP escort, you are encouraged to plan ahead and request your escort as quickly as possible. The SNAP escort program is very well used, providing thousands of safe escorts each year. Please note, last minute requests may result in an undue delay.
We also ask that you use the campus map on-line at: http://campusmap.ufl.edu/ to find the designated pick-up locations for the SNAP vehicle escorts. Once you click on the web site, please check the “Campus Safety” link located within the “Map Features” section of the map and all the SNAP pick-up locations will be indicated in red.
Hours of Operation:
Fall and Spring Semesters: 6:30 PM to 3:00 AM
Summer Semester: 8:30 PM to 3:00 AM
If you experience any problem or wish to report a complaint, please feel free to contact the UFPD SNAP Coordinator, Officer Gregory Castronover. Officer Castronover can be reached at (352) 392-1409 or via e-mail at: email@example.com