Meet the Chief

Quinton "Q" Kawahara
Interim Chief

Welcome to the University of San Diego's Department of Public Safety web page! We believe that a safe community is the responsibility of the entire community. It is our desire to provide you with information that will assist you in enjoying a successful and rewarding educational experience at USD. We believe this process begins by becoming an active member in your campus community. You are encouraged to get involved in the safety of the campus by attending safety education programs and when necessary, reporting suspicious activity to the Department of Public Safety.

Most of the crimes, which occur at USD, involve "crimes of opportunity." The people who commit these acts simply take advantage of the opportunities provided to them. Personal property that is left unattended and later becomes stolen is the most frequently occurring example of crimes of opportunity at USD. Each of us must make a conscious effort to minimize such opportunities.

We strongly believe that an informed community is a safe community. Within this web site, you will find weekly crime reports, crime alerts and annual crime statistics. Please take a few minutes to review these important sections and become familiar with this information. Should you have safety questions that are not covered in this report, please call the Department of Public Safety at (619) 260-7777 or send me an e-mail at  and we will do whatever is possible to assist you in addressing your concerns.

Announcing Coffee With The Chief
No appointment necessary Mon-Fri 8:30-9:00 a.m.
Hughes 144
Feel free to stop in and share your campus safety concerns and recommendations.

Contact Information

Public Safety
Hughes Center 150
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-7777
Fax: (619) 260-2241

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