The Protest Safety Team consists of more than 100 volunteer staff members whose role is to immediately respond to protests and marches, communicate with protest leaders, ensure safety of protesters and spectators, facilitate demands to present petitions or speak to administrators, communicate to impacted offices, and manage the protest until its conclusion. The Team works closely with UFPD, University Relations, and others. At UF, between 20 and 50 protests happen on campus annually with participation ranging from 15 to 300 individuals.