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 crime prevention and crime control services to contribute to the safety and security of the campus community. 

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, providing traffic control, 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 619-260-2222, and for non-emergency assistance dial 619-260-7777. Please take the time to read this information and call us at x7777 if you have questions.

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