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Community services officers

Community Services Officers (CSOs) are non-sworn student personnel of the University Police Department. CSOs work part-time to provide services to the university community, including but not limited to: parking enforcement, building lockups and unlocks, crime prevention, security for events, assistance with safety escorts.

Training in relevant areas like CPR, First Aid and other law enforcement areas are possible. Learn more and apply to become a Community Service Officer

 

Internships

Open to CSUSM students in good standing, the UPD Intership program offers a semester-long program for fall and spring semesters. Designed to introduce interns into the field of law enforcement, the internship program is flexible to meet the needs of each intern, whether they have to meet hourly requirements for a class or just want to be introduced to law enforcement. Learn more about and apply for UPD Internships here.
 

P.A.C.E.
(Policing and Community Engagement)

Policing and Community Engagement office is responsible for partnering with the community to address concerns, collaborate on solutions, and create educational programs and events to help build better relationships with campus partners and community members. P.A.C.E. provides the following services free of charge:

  • Student/Staff/Faculty safety training
    • Active Shooter
    • Work Place Safety
    • Personal Safety
    • Emergency Preparedness (in collaboration with the Emergency Manager)
  • Alcohol awareness education
  • Student organization event collaboration

If you would like P.A.C.E. to support your event or provide training please contact police@csusm.edu

 

R.A.D.
(
Rape Aggression defense) 

The University Police Department offers FREE self-defense courses each semester for female students, faculty, staff and community members. The R.A.D. course is 12 hours total, spread across 3 days. Women will learn how to adopt daily habits to reduce the chance of being attacked and will learn basic defense tactics to defend against an attacker if they are attacked. 

Due to COVID-19, in person trainings are delayed until further notice. If you have a question about this training, contact police@csusm.edu.

 

P.R.I.C.E.
(Preventing Rape by INtoxication through Community Education)

Rape by intoxication is a growing crime, particularly among persons 18-25 years old. That is why the PRICE Coalition was formed through the San Diego County District Attorney.

Members of the coalition include law enforcement, local universities and colleges, military, and the Center for Community Solutions.  These groups have teamed up to educate young people how they can stop this crime before it happens, how to recognize the warning signs and look out for those around you. 

If you or someone you know has been victim of a sexual assault, there are resources available to help:

Student Health and Counseling services 
Offer a range of services for students. Call 760-750-4915 for assistance.

Cougar Care Network
Provides information about on and off campus resources. Call 760-750-7627.

Employee Assistance Program
Available for faculty and staff by calling 1- 800-367-7474.

 

Ride alongs

Due to COVID-19, UPD is not currently offering ride alongs.

Interested individuals can apply to accompany a police officer in the field to observe the patrol activities on a "ride along".  This program is a chance for university and local community members to learn about law enforcement function, and to allow those considering a career in law enforcement to inform themselves on their personal career options.

If you are interested in participating in the University Police Ride Along Program, please contact Sergeant Herman Hernandez at (760)750-4567 or send an email to hhernand@csusm.edu to schedule your visit.

 

Available Resources & Services

Active Shooter Training

In the case of an active shooter incident on campus, remember these quick words of advice: Run, Hide, Fight.

More on these tactics, emergency alerts, and exercises can be found at: Emergency Alert Resources.

 

Live Scan

Live Scan services are open to the campus community and the general public. Appointments are required and may be made by calling (760)750-7500 during regular business hours.

Live Scan Appointments are available Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please allow at least 30 minutes for the appointment. Completed "Request for Live Scan Service" form and photo I.D. are required.

 

Lost & Found

The Lost & Found program on campus receives items that are lost and attempts to return the items to their true owners. Lost & Found is located in the UPD Building, and can be reached at 760-750-7530 or lostfound@csusm.edu, M-F 8am - 4:30pm.

If you have found an item, please bring it in to the Lost and Found office so the item can be logged into the Lost and Found database and stored per University policyItems found after hours are accepted by contacting Police Dispatch at 760-750-4567.

If you lost an item, please fill out the Lost & Found form

Lost & Found FAQs

 

Police Reports

Submit a Police Report Request Form.

All requests for a copy of a police report must be submitted in writing and responses are mailed, within ten working days of receipt of the request. 

Please note that all requests for reports will be evaluated for its release and that we do not release reports to suspects, arrestees, or those persons who are not directly involved with the case.

 

Safety Escorts

Need a buddy while you walk on campus? Community Service Officers (CSOs) will safely escort you to and from any campus building, parking lot, or residence hall.

Call 760-750-4567 to arrange for an escort, or request through the CSUSM app under "Wellness".

 


CSO Program

Community Service Officers (CSOs) are non-sworn personnel of the University Police Department. CSOs are students who work part-time to provide services to the university community. CSOs perform a variety of duties, which include, but are not limited to the following: parking enforcement, building lockups and unlocks, telephone and light checks, crime prevention, security for special events, traffic control, and night escorts to campus parking lots and adjacent property to the University.

Along with regular duties CSOs are given the opportunity to train in other relevant areas, including but not limited to: CPR, First Aid and Traffic Control, ride alongs, building searches and other law enfrocement training.

With these training opportunities CSOs are exposed to many aspects of the Law Enforcement field and gain a better understanding of what it takes to be in Law Enforcement. Learn more about Community Service Officers.  

P.A.C.E

In 2015 the University Police Department created a community outreach office called P.A.C.E., which stands for Policing and Community Engagement. The officers assigned to this office are responsible for working with the community to address concerns and collaborate on effective solutions as well as creating educational programs and events to help build better relationship with all of our campus partners and community members. P.A.C.E. provides the following services free of charge:

  • Student/Staff/Faculty safety training
    • Active Shooter
    • Work Place Safety
    • Personal Safety
    • Emergency Preparedness (in collaboration with the Emergency Manager)
  • Alcohol awareness education
  • Student organization event collaboration

If you would like P.A.C.E. to support your event or give your organization training please contact us via the information below. If there is a training you would like to receive but do not see it mentioned above, please contact us at police@csusm.edu.

Rape Aggression Defense

The University Police Department offers FREE self-defense courses each semester for female students, faculty, staff and community members. The Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) course is a 12-hour course spread across 3 days. Women will learn how to adopt daily habits to reduce the chance of being attacked and will learn basic defense tactics to defend against an attacker if they are attacked. Sign up online or contact instructors at police@csusm.edu.

Ride-Along

The University Police offer interested individuals the opportunity to accompany a police officer in the field to observe the patrol activities of the campus and immediate surrounding areas and is called a "ride-along".  This program is offered to better familiarize the university and local communities to the law enforcement function, and to allow those considering a career in law enforcement to better inform themselves on their personal career options. If you are interested in participating in the University Police Ride Along Program, please contact Sergeant Herman Hernandez at (760)750-4567 or send an email to hhernand@csusm.edu to schedule your visit.

UPD Internships

The University Police Department has a semester long internship program for fall and spring semesters and is designed to introduce interns into the field of law enforcement.  The internship program is flexible to meet the needs of each intern, whether they have to meet hourly requirements for a class or just want to be introduced to law enforcement. Learn more about UPD Internships.