Police Department - Important Telephone Numbers

Transportation & Parking Services (TPS)

Police Services

The Police Department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The department encourages prompt reporting of all crimes, potential criminal actions, and other emergencies on campus, either in person or by calling 911 or 805-437-8444 from any telephone.

CSU Channel Islands police officers are commissioned, sworn peace officers with full enforcement authority throughout the state. Officers are responsible for reporting and investigating crimes and traffic accidents, responding to medical emergencies, enforcing laws and local ordinances, and all other incidents requiring police assistance. Criminal cases are forwarded to the Ventura County District Attorney's Office for prosecution. Police officers provide 24-hour patrol of the campus and surrounding neighborhood on foot, in vehicles, and on bicycles. Most police officers are also certified emergency medical technicians (EMT-1) and are the first responders to all medical emergencies.

The University Police Department (UPD) provides walking safety escorts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you feel unsafe walking on campus contact our Police Communications Center at 805-437-8444 to request a safety escort. A UPD staff member will be dispatched to walk with you from one location to another on the CSUCI campus.

More programs available include:

  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)
  • Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention
  • Alcohol/Drug Awareness/Anti-Drunk Driving Workshops
  • Personal Safety Awareness

Department personnel work closely with other departments on campus such as Housing & Residential Education, Student Health Services, and Counseling & Psychological Services in a collaborative approach to educating the campus community on such issues as alcohol and drug abuse, drinking and driving, sexual assault, domestic violence, and cyber safety. For more information, please visit https://www.csuci.edu/publicsafety/police.

Transportation & Parking Services

TPS Business Hours

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except campus closure days)

Parking Enforcement

All permit and parking regulations are enforced seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Vehicles parked on campus are required to have a parking permit.

Off-Campus Bus Service

The VISTA bus service is available Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 10:50 p.m., and Saturday/Sunday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:10 p.m. CSUCI partners with Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC) to provide bus service directly to and from campus, which allows for convenient accessibility for its riders.

Campus Bus Stop Location: Santa Barbara St. between University Dr. and Camarillo St.

The bus runs to the following sites:


  • "C" Street & Channel Islands Blvd. (By Centerpoint Mall)
  • Oxnard College (S.W. Bard Road & Simpson Drive)


  • Camarillo Metrolink Station (Lewis Road & Ventura Blvd.)

Activate the bus pass onto your school ID card each semester for free at Transportation and Parking Services in Placer Hall. College Ride program is free for CI students, staff, and faculty with a valid DolphinOne I.D. card! The bus pass is a countywide pass that can be used with other area transit providers that transfer to the CI buses. Commuters are also encouraged to park at one of the sites and ride the bus to campus. Parking at the off-campus bus sites is free.

Parking Permits

Semester and daily parking permits are valid in all "A" parking lots and "general permit" designated parking areas, with the exception of student housing parking permits, which are valid only in the Student Housing (SH) and Student Housing University Glen Town Center (SHUG).

Semester Parking Permits

Both Commuter Student and Housing Student Semester permits must be purchased online via www.mycampuspermit.com and will be shipped to the address entered at the time of purchase. Visit Purchasing a parking permit or www.mycampuspermit.com for more information. The purchase of a parking permit does not guarantee availability of space in a particular parking lot. Parking permits are available on a semester basis. The cost of a parking permit is $195.00. Parking permits purchased after the start of the semester are prorated accordingly:

  1. 31-60 days, 75 percent;
  2. Within 61-90 days, 50 percent; and
  3. 91+ days, 25 percent.

Student Housing (SH) Parking Permits

The SH parking permit is only issued to student housing residents, and is only valid in the SH parking lots.

Student Housing University Glen Town Center Parking Permits

The SHUG parking permit is only issued to student housing University Glen Town Center residents; and is only valid in the designated Town Center SHUG parking stalls or SH parking lots.

Daily Parking Permits

Daily parking permits can be purchased from permit dispensers located in parking lots A1, A2, A3, A4, and are valid only on the date of purchase. The cost of a daily parking permit is $6.00. The permit dispensers will accept credit cards, coins; and $1, $5, and $10 bills; and give change in one dollar coins. There are no refunds for daily parking permits.

Semester Parking Permit Refunds

Parking permit refunds after the start of the semester are prorated accordingly:

  1. Within 30 days, 75 percent;
  2. Within 60 days, 50 percent;
  3. Within 90 days, 25 percent;

...and none thereafter. Refunds will be made within 30 days of receipt of request. There are no parking permit refunds for daily parking permits or for any amount less than $10.00.

If you have additional questions or would like to receive a brochure of the parking regulations, contact TPS at 805-437-8430, e-mail parking@csuci.edu, or visit the website at http://www.csuci.edu/parking. For more information about alternative transportation, contact Transportation and Parking Services at 805-437-8430, or email parking@csuci.edu, or go to http://www.csuci.edu/parking/alternativetransportationresources.htm.

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