Community based policing is the foundation for successful law enforcement at San Diego State University. It involves developing long lasting relationships to fight crime and improve the safety and quality of life in our community. This is accomplished through open communication and a focused partnership between the police department and the students/communities we serve.
The University Police Department hosts a Community Engagement Group comprised of members of the greater SDSU Community. This group works to identify ways the department can better serve the communities of SDSU. This group meets every other month and anyone interested in joining can contact the Community Resource Officer for more information.
The University Police Department takes pride in its active participation in events celebrating the great communities of SDSU and San Diego. For example, the department marches in the annual San Diego Pride Parade and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade and supports the Pride Center and members of the LGBTQ+ community at the annual Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony. If you know of any event which would like participation from the University Police Department, please contact the Community Resource Officer.
The University Chief of Police collaborates with the Dean of Students and Director of the Intercultural Relations/Cross Cultural Center to host informal gatherings with student leaders over coffee and pastries. The meetings are meant to educate, build relationships and encourage unity.
The University Police Department utilizes bicycle patrols on campus to encourage additional and more personal interaction between our officers and the SDSU Community.
working in a specific area for extended periods of time. This allows officers and the communities in their beat assignments to build relationships. Beat Assignments