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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 spring safety message from Chief Edward McSheffery

As spring break approaches and warmer weather returns, the California University Police Department wants to remind you about practical steps you can take to guard your belongings and protect yourselves.

When you park your vehicle

This semester California Borough Police have reported several break-ins to cars parked near campus.

No matter where you park your vehicle, or how long you intend to be away, be sure to store personal property out of sight, preferably in the trunk or other secure area. Never leave your purse, wallet, laptop, cellphone, backpack or other valuables in plain view. In addition, store loose change, mail, phone charging cords and similar items out of sight.

Always lock your vehicle’s doors and trunk, even if you expect to be away for just a short time. It takes only minutes for a thief to target your car.

When you leave for spring break

If possible, take your valuables home for spring break rather than leaving them in your residence hall or off-campus apartment.

Before you leave, be sure that all doors and windows of your residence are closed and locked.

Check in with roommates to be sure that the “last one out” has secured your room or apartment. If you live off campus, inform your landlord that you will be away, and ask that he/she keep an eye out for unusual activity while you are gone.

Be cautious about sharing your spring break plans on social media. Thieves are more likely to target your dwelling if they know you are away. Share your vacation photos when you return.

Stay safe on spring break

No matter how you spend your time off, make safety a priority on spring break, for you and your friends.

For tips about staying safe on spring break, please visit

Remember, California University Police 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).

Stay safe,

Chief Edward J. McSheffery


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

To read the daily log of crimes or alleged crimes reported to campus police, visit the police headquarters in the Pollock Building, near the Hamer Crossing.

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.