The California State University Channel Islands Public Safety Unit is comprised of the University Police Department, Transportation & Parking Services Department, and the Environmental Health & Safety Department under the leadership of the Chief of Police. Our combined Core Mission, Philosophy and Goals are as follows:

Public Safety Unit Core Mission:

The California State University Channel Islands Public Safety Unit, in partnership with its student-centered community ensures for a safe and secure campus environment.

Public Safety Unit Core Philosophy:

  • Accept nothing less than excellence. What we do is important. What we do makes a difference.
  • Support civility, understanding and mutual respect towards all persons.
  • Focus on public safety issues through the delivery of services that includes aspects of traditional law enforcement, as well as prevention, problem-solving, community engagement, and partnerships.
  • Every staff member, both individually and collectively, has the authority to solve problems and make operational decisions suitable to their roles.
  • Leadership is required and rewarded at every level, with administrators, supervisors, police officers, and dispatchers held accountable for decisions and the effects of their efforts at solving public safety issues.

Public Safety Unit Core Goals:

  • Employ excellent people.
  • Educate, develop, and empower them to make a difference.
  • Practice civility, understanding and mutual respect.
  • Provide excellent traditional law enforcement services.
  • Provide excellent crime prevention services.
  • Facilitate problem solving as opposed to problem responding.
  • Engage the community and nurture mutually beneficial partnerships.
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