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Security Awareness at the Beach

Access to Campus Facilities

Security is the entire community’s responsibility. No police department can function effectively without the assistance of a responsible community. All suspicious activity should be reported immediately to University Police at (562) 985-4101. All academic buildings are secure by University Police; on weekdays by 11:00 p.m. and on weekends by 9:30 p.m. During business hours, the university, with the exception of housing, is open to students, parents, employees, contractors, and guests. During non business hours access to all facilities is by key, if issued, or by admittance via University Police. Some facilities may have individual hours, which may vary at times of the year. These facilities will be secured according to schedules developed by the department responsible for the facilities. Students, faculty and staff working on campus during non business hours are required to have their photographic identification card with them. Holiday access scheduling is treated as weekend access. Emergencies may necessitate changes or alterations to any posted schedule.

Residence halls are secured 24 hours a day and access is limited to residents, escorted guests and university staff. Entry is monitored through a combination of keys and on-duty Housing and Residential Life personnel. The campus facilities are maintained by Facilities Management and patrolled by University Police 24 hours a day. Regular weekly checks are conducted by University Police to identify security concerns such as poor lighting or phones in need of repair. Repair requests are sent directly to Facilities Management and University Telecommunications to expedited repairs.

Awareness programs

Employees and students at CSULB are provided with numerous opportunities during the academic year to attend seminars about crime prevention, personal safety, theft prevention, identity theft, sexual assault and many other topics offered in collaboration with departments outside of University Police. A common theme of all awareness and crime prevention programs is to encourage students and employees to be aware of the responsibility for the own security and the security of others.

University Police, Housing and Residential Life, Student Life and Development, Facilities Management, Student Health Services, and The Women’s Resource Center all collaborate in programs offered periodically during the academic year to promote awareness and prevention throughout our community and surrounding areas.

University 100 Class

Note: Due to budget constraints this program has been canceled temporarily.

Each semester entering freshmen are enrolled in University 100. A class designed to familiarize freshman and transfer students with the university and student life. Police professionals are guest speakers and provide presentations on topics such as sexual harassment, sexual assault prevention, vehicle theft prevention, residential theft/burglary prevention and credit card solicitation. Students are reminded they must adherer to campus rules and regulations. Students are informed on how to contact University Police and when to make a report. Students are given the opportunity to enroll in a Women’s Self Defense class taught by our police personnel.

Residential Halls

Each semester the residential hall staff meets with their perspective halls to inform residents on safety prevention, fire evacuation, alcohol, drugs and weapons policies. Throughout the semester special programs are offered to students to keep their level of awareness high and to inform students of crime trends.

Counseling and Psychological Services: Located in Brotman Hall 226, Counseling and Psychological Services can provide a safe environment to allow for discussion, treatment and recovery. Psychological Services provides an opportunity to voluntary report a crime in a confidential manner. Those reported crimes may be included in this booklet as a crime statistic and would be reflected in the Non Police Office statistical column. Counselor, when appropriate, will inform the person they are counseling of reporting procedures.


Record the make, model and serial numbers of all valuables and keep the record in a safe place.

Community Service Officer Program

Community Service Officers (CSO's), are outgoing, highly motivated students who work for the CSULB Police Department. They are based out of the Police Substation in the USU. CSO's are most commonly known for the campus wide Night Escort Program they provide to the university community, but they do much more than provide just a safe ride. They help ensure campus safety protocols are completed each week. CSO's are responsible for reporting lights that are not functioning properly. They also check blue light Emergency Phones/Poles, and elevator phones to make sure they are working properly; reporting those in need of repair. Daily they provide unlock services, crime prevention foot patrols of upper campus and medical escorts to the Health Center when minor accidents occur and mobility is affected. Nightly they perform all building lock-ups and Residence Hall foot patrols. Whenever CSO’s are on duty, they are vigilant and report any suspicious activity directly to a police dispatcher to ensure prompt response of a police officer to further investigate. At the main Police Station (Lot 11C), Monday thru Thursday, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, CSO's are available for LiveScan fingerprinting services.

If you are interested in serving your community, available to work evenings and think you have what it takes to be a CSO, stop by the Police Substation in the Student Union, Room 239 and fill out an interest card. All selected candidates must pass a background check, criminal history review and DMV check.

CSULB CSO Escort van (Community Service Officer)


The use of skateboards and scooters is regulated at CSULB and citations may be issued. For complete details see the campus Coasting Policy.