Campus Safety Plan 2024

Law Enforcement Assistance

Enforcement and Arrest Authority

The California State University, Stanislaus Police Department is located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA and provides police services 24 hours a day to our community. Police Dispatch can be reached directly 24 hours a day by phone at 209-667-3911.

Availability, Location, and Methods to Summon Law Enforcement Assistance

Peace officers of Stanislaus State have state-wide police authority and jurisdiction per CA Penal Code Sec. 830.2 and CA Education Code Sec. 89560, and are vested with law enforcement powers and responsibilities, identical to the local police or sheriff departments in your home community.

Stockton Police Department has primary jurisdiction for the safety and security of the Stockton Campus. The Stockton Police Department can be reached 24 hours a day by telephone at (209) 937-8377. In addition, private security is provided for the Stockton Campus community during normal business hours. Private security maintains foot patrol across the campus and can be reached during campus business hours, Monday – Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and on Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at (209) 715-0650. The 24- hour security patrol telephone number is (209) 993-3469.

Crime Reporting

The entire campus community (in both Turlock and Stockton) is strongly encouraged to report any and all known or suspected incidents of criminal activity on campus to law enforcement as soon as possible. When calling law enforcement always:

  • Give your name, telephone number, and location.
  • Give clear and accurate information.
  • Be prepared to supply suspect and vehicle description, and direction of travel.
  • DON’T HANG UP! Follow the instructions of the dispatcher.

For the Turlock Campus

Telephone Assistance:

  • Emergency: 9-1-1
  • University Police: (209) 667-3911

Emergency Blue Light Call Stations:

  • A 9-1-1, 24-hour, button activated, emergency telephone system will put you in contact with emergency personnel for any emergency need. There are 25 call stations located throughout the Turlock Campus, including residential housing.

In Person Assistance:

The University Police Department is located in the Campus Services Building on Merced Way on the northwest corner of the Turlock Campus.

For the Stockton Campus

Telephone Assistance:

  • Emergency: 9-1-1
  • Securitas Security: (209) 993-3469
  • Stockton Police: (209) 937-8377

In Person Assistance:

The Stockton Police Department is located at 22 E. Market Street, Stockton, CA.

Emergency Alert Hotline

The Emergency Alert Hotline 1-877-STAN-411 (1-877-782-6411) for both campuses is a recorded message with information related to immediate emergencies that may be happening on either campus. The message may contain information related to building closures, employee/work status information, and campus closures.

Special Safeguards For Facilities or Activities

Security of and Access to Campus Facilities

All campus facilities are key or key-card accessed, and most are open daily for scheduled campus community use. The University’s Housing and Residential Life Complex is gated and accessible by key card for the gates and resident rooms. Campus key control and distribution is a function of the University’s Facilities Services Department. To provide for the security of campus facilities, the University Police Department enforces CA Educational Code Sec. 89031 and University Housing Policies. Campus facility access may be revoked per CA Penal Code Sec. 626. Non-monitored security cameras are located in various buildings throughout the Turlock Campus.

Security Considerations Used in Maintenance of Campus Facilities

Regular inspections and security surveys of campus indoor/outdoor lighting, shrubbery and walkways are conducted. The University participates in crime prevention through environmental design concepts for planning and improvements on campus.

Special Event Safety Planning

Preparation for large events on campus involves the creation of Incident Action Plans according to the Standardized Emergency Management System and in collaboration with mutual aid agencies and contracted safety personnel.

New Student Orientations

The University Police Department’s personnel provide personal safety tips and emergency contact information to new students on a regular basis. Students are informed of policies, voluntary confidential crime reporting procedures, and safety programs.

New Employee Orientations

Throughout the year The University’s Police Department and Safety & Risk Management personnel present safety policies and procedures to new employees, in cooperation with the University’s Human Resources Department. Employees are informed of injury and illness prevention, workplace violence, safety programs, and voluntary confidential crime reporting procedures.

Actions in the Last 18 Months to Increase Safety

  • Safety & Risk Management lead a large-scale active shooter response drill at the Stockton Campus that involved mock messaging, activation of the Emergency Operations Plan, and included multiple law enforcement agencies and first responders.
  • COVID-19 notifications provided to campus community through a new automated notification system to prevent transmission.
  • University Police Department presented Active Threat Training and Situational awareness Training open to the entire campus community at the start of the fall semester and have provided additional department specific trainings across campus on request.
  • Safety & Risk Management coordinated on-campus Incident Command System training for Stanislaus State Emergency Operations Center staff including:
    • ICS/EOC Interface
    • Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents
    • Advanced ICS: Command and General Staff-Complex Incidents
    • Advanced ICS/Intro to EOC
    • EOC Management & Operations
    • EOC Section Overview/Planning

Changes in Safety Precautions During The Next 24 Months

  • Installation of an enclosed bicycle parking structure with card access and video surveillance to promote alternative modes of transportation and reduce the chance of bike theft.
  • Installation of outdoor security cameras at University Circle, the Quad, and the Amphitheater to denture crime.
  • Installation of two new blue lights, one at the Student Health Center, and one at the Warrior Arena, that incorporate 360 video surveillance for added outdoor visibility.
  • University Police will continue to provide both open and department specific Active Threat and Situational Awareness Training each semester.

California State University, Stanislaus Statistical Report 2023

The report is a separate and distinct report from the Annual Security Report (ASR) required under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure ofCampus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the Clery Act). The Annual Secruity Reports can be found online on the Clery Safety Reports webpage.

Records Of On-Campus Crime (CA Education Code Sec. 67380(a)(1)(A)

California State University campuses are required by CA Education Code Sec. 67380(a)(1)(A) to compile records of all occurrences reported to campus police, campus security personnel, or campus safety authorities of, and arrests for, crimes that are committed on campus and that involve violence, hate violence, theft, destruction of property, illegal drugs, or alcohol intoxication, and to make this information available within two business days if requested by students, prospective students, employees, or the media. If you wish to request crime information, please contact Deb Doel-Hammond, Interim SAVP via email at:

Occurrences and/or Arrests in 2022 System-wide
Hate crimes 0
Noncriminal acts of hate violence 1

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Updated: June 25, 2024