Enforcement, Arrest Authority & Jurisdiction

The University Police Department (UPD) has primary law enforcement jurisdiction on the grounds of California State University, Stanislaus with authority extended to anywhere within the state. This authority is consistent with the California Penal Code Section 830.2 and the California Education Code Section 89560. The UPD is responsible for the 24-hour protection of the entire campus community.  The UPD maintains a close working relationship with the City of Turlock and have jurisdiction on city streets near campus.

University Police Officers have the same full law enforcement powers and responsibilities under State law as municipal police officers and county sheriffs. All officers must complete a State approved police academy, a comprehensive University Police field training program and firearms training.

Working Relationships with State & Local Police

The University Police maintains close working relationships with all local, county, state and federal University Police Department agencies. Information involving all incidents of suspected criminal activity known to involve off-campus organizations representing the university community is routinely directed to the University Police by allied agencies. Additionally, the University Police and Turlock Police Services share dispatching and mutual officer assistance.

Updated: November 29, 2023