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San Diego State University

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  • Emergency Info

    San Diego State University has established emergency preparedness, response and recovery guidelines for students, faculty, and campus auxiliary organizations so the effects of campus emergency situations can be minimized.

    Emergency Operations Information Line 1-866-794-8832 - This recorded information line is updated in the event of a campus emergency.

  • Department of Education Seal
    The federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police & Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) requires colleges & universities, both public and private, participating in federal student aid programs to disclose campus safety information, and imposes certain basic requirements for handling incidents of sexual violence and emergency situations.  Disclosures about crime statistics and information about specific crimes is made publicly available throughout the year.
  • Officer Brasel and K9 Logan
    K-9 Logan was born on March 11, 2013 and is a purebred male Labrador Retriever.  Logan is the third K-9 in recent history at SDSU Police Department .  Logan is certified in narcotics detection and serves with his handler Officer Brasel.  The SDSU Police Department would like to extend their gratitude and thanks to the Aztec Parents Association for funding the K-9 Program through their generous grant.
  • Police Teddy Bear
    San Diego State Unversity Police Department participates yearly in the regions Children's Hospital Teddy Bear Drive.  What began in 1991 as a single carload of teddy bears driven to Children's Hospital by one officer, has grown into a regional event involving all law enforcement agencies throughout San Diego County.  We will be announcing when we will be collecting these teddy bears campuswide.  Show Aztec pride and participate in the teddy bear drive!
  • Title IX

    Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by SDSU (both on and off campus). Title IX protects all people regardless of their gender or gender identity from sex discrimination, which includes sexual harassment and violence.

  • UCLET seal
    University and Campus Law Enforcement Task Force (UCLET) is a task force comprised of campus police officers from San Diego County.  The mission of UCLET is to share information about campus related crimes, crime trends and staffing issues.  The agencies assist each other in special events and crime suppression.

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The San Diego State University Police Department has an allocated force of 27 sworn police officers and 24 professional staff. Our police officers have graduated from a California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) academy and are empowered by section 830.2 (c) of the California Penal Code. Officers possess the same authority and adhere to the same state-mandated standards, as municipal police officers.

Whether on foot, behind the wheel of a patrol car, or on bike, officers are here to protect and serve the campus community and adjacent neighborhoods 24-hours a day, every day of the year. Officers work in a diverse environment and take pride in delivering superior law enforcement services to the College Area Community.

San Diego State University currently has nearly 30,000 registered students, and over 5,500 faculty and staff members. It is the oldest and largest university in San Diego and the third largest university in California. Our officers and dispatchers handle over 45,000 calls for service and addressed crime and quality of life issues at the main campus as well as our numerous satellite facilities throughout San Diego County. We pride ourselves on the strength of our working relationships with departments and community members throughout the SDSU family.


The Mission of the SDSU Police Department is to:


-     Protect the public through proactive law enforcement and to promote a safe and secure environment.

-     Address issues that impede or disrupt the orderly operation of the academic process.

-     Protect university property by initiating police action – enforcing laws and regulations, arresting offenders and educating the public in crime prevention techniques.

-     Mitigate liability and hazards to the university.

SDSU Police is also responsible for the following off campus facilities. 



Imperial Valley Campus

Coastal and Marine Institute

Fortuna Mountain Research Reserve

Mission Bay Aquatic Center

Mount Laguna Observatory

Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve

Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve