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California University Police Department

The California University Police Department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Cal U Police Department is responsible for the safety and security of all campus property and personnel. The department serves every member of the campus community by protecting public safety, enforcing University regulations, investigating crimes that occur within its jurisdiction and assisting students, employees and visitors.

Police headquarters is in the Pollock Building, near the railroad crossing at Hamer Way.

Our police officers are well trained and fully equipped, with full police authority and jurisdiction on all University property. Cal U police officers conduct foot and vehicle patrols on a 24-hour basis, providing round-the-clock assistance to anyone in need.

A message from Chief Ed McSheffery

Sundown comes early at this time of year, so you are more likely to be out after dark. For your safety, please travel with friends and be aware of your surroundings.

If you must walk alone, plan your route in advance and use well-lighted, well-traveled walkways. Avoid spaces between parked cars, overgrown shrubs, dark passageways and confined areas.

It is best to walk facing traffic. If you feel you are being followed, walk toward other people or occupied buildings; stay away from places where you might be cornered.

If you are returning home late, call your roommate and let him or her know you are on your way. If you carry a cell phone, program emergency numbers into your contacts list for quick access, or call 911 if you feel unsafe.

While in your living quarters, keep your doors and first-floor windows locked. Don’t let strangers into your residence hall or apartment. If you feel uncomfortable, call the police and we will respond.

California University Police take the safety and security of our campus community very seriously. We are here 24/7 to help you. If you witness any suspicious activity, or you need assistance, please contact us at 724-938-4299 or 4357 (HELP). 

Ed McSheffery, Chief of Police
Emergency: 724-938-4357 (HELP)
Office: 724-938-4299
Fax: 724-938-5704

Report an Emergency

Report an Emergency

  • Dial 724-938-4357 (HELP )

  • Call 911

  • Use a ‘blue light’ emergency call box

  • Visit the police station

Daily Crime Log

Read the daily log of crimes or alleged crimes reported to campus police.

Campus Safety

Watch a video about campus safety at Cal U.

Learn how to respond to an ‘active shooter’ situation.

Register for Cal U Emergency Text Alerts.

Report an anonymous tip to campus police.

Read Cal U’s Emergency Reference Guide.

Useful Information

View the Crime Statistics and Security Report (Clery Report).

View the Evacuation Procedures for Individuals with Disabilities.

View the Fire Safety Report.

Review these Safety Tips.