California Campus Safety Plan 2023 (PDF, 317KB)
Systemwide Hate Crimes Report

Availability, location, & methods for summoning assistance of security personnel

The CSU Channel Islands Police Department (UPD) has primary law enforcement jurisdiction for all criminal incidents occurring on-campus. This includes incident investigation, follow-up, and resolution. UPD works in conjunction with outside agencies, such as the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and local fire and emergency medical services.

UPD is located in Placer Hall, adjacent to the A1 parking lot, and reports can be made in the lobby 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

The on-campus emergency telephone number is 9-1-1. Use this number for reporting on-campus fires, criminal or suspicious activity, and medical or other emergencies. This number goes directly to the UPD if dialed from a campus phone. Dispatchers are trained to respond appropriately to emergencies of any nature. There are blue light emergency telephones located throughout the campus and student housing which connect directly to UPD. These auto-dialing phones may be used in an emergency to summon police, fire, or medical assistance or report criminal or suspicious activity.

The non-emergency telephone number to contact UPD is 805-437-8444. This number should be utilized to obtain non-emergency, on-campus police and security services.

Special safeguards established for particular facilities or activities

Generally, buildings are open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. and are closed on the weekends unless classes or other authorized functions are being held. All campus buildings are secured with an electronic access control system. Video surveillance is available in parking lots, buildings, open spaces, and residential facilities.

CSU Channel Islands employs a number of safeguards for facilities and activities. Sworn police officers, along with other public safety staff, remain on-duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and provide both preventative patrol and emergency response services. All campus buildings are secured with an electronic access control system. Video surveillance is conducted in parking lots and public spaces in and around residential facilities. UPD regularly updates its all-hazards emergency management plan and maintains a comprehensive notification platform that provides email, text, and voice messaging during a campus emergency. UPD staff and special events specialists conduct public safety reviews for significant special events held on campus and implement risk management strategies as required.

The UPD coordinates with Facilities Services to ensure any building improvements or other new construction includes campus standard networked door locks and options for surveillance cameras and emergency notification loudspeakers.

The campus facilities are maintained by the Facilities Services department and are patrolled by the UPD. Facilities Management maintains the campus buildings, grounds, and roadways with a concern for safety and security. They inspect campus facilities regularly, respond to reports of potential safety and security hazards, and perform necessary repairs accordingly.

Public Safety Officers test the emergency phones regularly, recommend the trimming of shrubbery for safety reasons, conduct periodic lighting surveys, and report other security hazards to Facility Services. Emergency repairs approved by the Facility Services Manager are completed after hours or on weekends. Repairs are prioritized based on health and safety concerns, order of receipt, and extensiveness of repair.

Actions taken in the preceding 18 months to increase safety

As COVID guidelines began to decrease slightly across the state, campus leadership decided to bring back in-person learning for the Fall 2021 semester. Cautiously, the university maintained a measure of COVID safety protocols for physical distancing, cleaning, sanitation, contact tracing, testing, vaccination distribution, and training for those students and employees returning to campus. The primary responsibility for the following safety protocols were organized through the campus Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Unit. 

  • Posted signage across campus to inform the community of face coverings and social distancing while on campus.
  • Maintained a campus web page to provide up to date covid related information to students, faculty, and staff.
  • Continued telework for some employees.
  • Continued COVID testing program for on-campus housing residents.
  • Continued vaccination clinics on campus.
  • Supported a phased approach to repopulation.
  • Conducted a COVID workplace hazard assessment of all classrooms, buildings, and dining areas. 
  • Maintained a 4-person COVID compliance team to support all COVID related strategies.

As part of the Emergency Preparedness Enhancement Project (EPE), the UPD coordinated with the campus Lock Shop and Facilities Services to add 21 campus standard networked locks with an interior push button (IPB) lock feature to the CI Boating Center. In addition, the Lock Shop programmed 251 locks across campus to accommodate the IPB.  Once programmed, the IPB will allow faculty, staff, and students the ability to manually secure a room from the inside in the event of an emergency.

The UPD implemented a bicycle patrol unit to increase visibility and improve patrol strategies.

Changes in safety precautions expected to be made during the next 24 months

  • Upgrade additional Interior door locks to a networked camps standard lock in university classrooms, labs, conference rooms. The improved locks will be equipped with a feature which will allow individuals to manually lock doors from the inside in an emergency.
  • Upgrade exterior perimeter door locks to most buildings to a campus standard networked lock.
  • Continue to enhance the university’s ability to deliver emergency messaging, the number of loudspeakers on campus will be increased, both indoors and outdoors, and networked digital display monitors equipped to present visual emergency messages will be strategically located inside campus buildings.
  • Install additional surveillance cameras to buildings and open area public locations on campus.
  • Maintain strong COVID-19 protocols on campus to ensure testing, vaccine distribution, physical distancing, cleaning, sanitation, contact tracing, and training for the increasing number of students and employees who will continue to return to campus is required.
  • Implement License Plate Readers (LPR) program at the (3) ingress and egress locations on campus.

Records of On-Campus Crime

California State University campuses are required by California Education Code 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: University Police Department at 805-437-8444.

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