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Chief of Police Welcome

February 7, 2017

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students

As the spring 2017 semester begins I would like to take this time to welcome all new and returning students, Faculty and Staff to California State University Long Beach. As you begin the Spring Semester, I would like to assure you that the University Police Department is committed to making your experience here at CSULB a safe and welcoming environment in which to pursue your academic endeavors.

I would also like to take this opportunity to remind all students of the campuses policy regarding the use of “coasting devices” (skateboards, roller blades, roller skates, scooters, and hover boards). The policy identifies those areas where the use of such devices is permitted, as well as “pedestrian-only zones” where the use of such coasting devices is prohibited. There is signage placed at strategic locations that remind you that you are in one of these pedestrian only zones. Please look for them while going to your destination on campus. Over the last three years there have been numerous accidents involving pedestrians and persons using these devices that have resulted in injury to both pedestrian and rider alike. In addition, there have been accidents that have occurred between vehicles and riders with the result being serious injury to the rider. Finally, there is a 5 mph rule that is in effect when using these devices in the approved zones. Parking structures, roadways, and parking lots remain off limits to the use of these devices – for the safety of all involved. As always the basic principle behind the new policy is to ensure that our students and staff are able to conduct their affairs while on campus in a safe and “user-friendly” environment. Please take the time to visit our website for further clarification on the new skate board policy.

As always, the University Police department is here to serve the interests of its campus community and is always available to help make your time here at CSULB a safe, secure, and rewarding experience.


Respectfully,
Fernando M. Solorzano
Chief of Police