California Campus Safety Plan 2020 (PDF, 1.1M)

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

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.

Actions taken in the preceding 18 months to increase safety

The University implemented a new cloud-based lab safety software system which includes modules for hazard assessments, scheduling and tracking safety inspections, and managing chemical inventories.

The University conducted a campus-wide review focused on methods for enhancing the safety and security of the community in the event of a violent intruder. This review led to the development of a comprehensive plan for campus emergency preparedness enhancements related to door locks, security cameras, and emergency messaging loudspeakers and digital displays.

UPD personnel collaborated with campus partners and then conducted several presentations on campus safety for student, staff, and faculty orientation/information sessions. Topics included: (1) general safety tips; (2) sexual assault awareness and prevention; (3) high-risk drinking; (4) bystander intervention; (5) disaster and emergency preparedness; (6) recognizing and preventing campus violence. UPD also delivered individual group presentations for students, faculty, and staff each semester on surviving acts of campus violence.

As a part of its Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program, University police officers began carrying Epinephrine to reduce the effects of severe allergic reaction and Naloxone to help prevent fatal opioid overdoses.

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

Door locks in all University classrooms, labs, conference rooms, and other highly-populated spaces will be upgraded, making it possible for individuals to manually lock these doors from the inside in the event of an emergency.

The number of security cameras on campus will be increased by nearly two-thirds, providing much greater coverage in high-activity indoor and outdoor spaces.

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.

CSU Channel Islands Statistical Report 2018

This report is separate and distinct from the Annual Security Report required under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the Clery Act). This report can be also found online at

These statistics were compiled using the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting program definitions, occurring on campus, and in compliance with California State Education Code, Chapter 16, of the Donahoe Higher Education Act, Section 67380.

2018 Statistics (California Education Code §67380 (a)(1)(A)):

Occurrences and/or arrests forOn campus
Part 1 violent crimes*3
Hate crime0
Noncriminal acts of hate violence0
Destruction of property33
Illegal drugs41
Alcohol intoxication3
Occurrences and/or arrests forSystemwide
Hate crimes10
Noncriminal acts of hate violence1

* Part 1 violent crimes include: willful homicide, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.

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