About Public Safety

The Department of Public Safety is located on the south side of Hughes Administration Center, and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Department of Public Safety supports the mission and goals of the University of San Diego by providing a full range of community-oriented crime prevention and crime control services to contribute to the safety and security of the campus community. This is not a job that we can do alone. Your help is essential.

Our Public Safety Officers are responsible for a wide range of activities, including developing crime prevention programs, taking crime and accident reports, initiating investigations, responding to medical and fire emergencies, controlling parking and traffic, and enforcing certain local and state laws, as well as rules developed by the University to address campus-related concerns. Emergencies on campus should be reported directly to the Department of Public Safety by dialing extension x2222 from any on-campus phone, 24 hours a day. In non-emergency situations dial extension x7777 to reach one of our public safety dispatchers. If calling from off-campus for an emergency, dial 260-2222, and for non-emergency assistance dial 260-7777. Please take the time to read this information and call us at x7777 if you have questions.

Mission Statement



Keeping College Kids Safe

Please check out the NBC segment featured on The Today Show titled Keeping College Kids Safe featuring Administrative Investigations Sergeant Ryan Hansen. 

Public Safety Officer Feature: Community Liaison Officer Milton Maples




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