The Patrol Division of the Department of Public Safety handes all emergency calls and crimes in progress. It investigates all non-violent property crimes that occur on USD property pursuant to a memorandum of understanding with the San Diego Police Department. Officers receive training in criminal law, patrol procedures, firearms, use of force, investigations, report writing, first aid, CPR, and the use of Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs). In-service training ensures that officers remain capable and up-to-date in their skills.
Shifts are staggered to ensure appropriate coverage in the field during breaks and shift changes. Methods of Patrol include marked vehicles, bicycle and walking units. Emphasis is placed on safety and crime prevention through the use of highly visible uniformed officers who patrol the campus roadways, enforce traffic violations and conduct walkthroughs of campus buildings.
Escorts from location point-to-point are available at any time of the day or night for persons uncomfortable walking alone or in fear for their safety.
The safety of our students, faculty, staff and guests is our primary concern. Response times for routine calls can vary dependent on Campus Emergencies, University activity and general call-volume.
Interested in becoming a USD Public Safety Officer?
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For specific questions, you may email the division as well.