News & Announcements

  • career fair

    University Police Career Fair

    The University Police Department (UPD) welcomes you to meet their teams on Wednesday, April 17 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the courtyard in front of the ARC Viejas Arena Media Center.

  • Chief Murphy

    Chief Murphy's Periodical: March Edition

    In my last periodical, I shared the importance of, and what constitutes, a safe environment. As we are now halfway through the spring semester and approaching spring recess, I would like to take a moment to discuss how the San Diego State University Police Department (UPD) is committed to the second “E” in my philosophy - Engagement. I define engagement as a priority that helps to build trust with our SDSU community and law enforcement partners.

  • Chief Murphy

    Chief Murphy's Periodical: January Edition

    As we begin the spring semester, I would like to take a moment to discuss how the San Diego State University Police Department (UPD) is committed to helping to ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone on campus.

  • Behavioral Health Crisis Support

    Behavioral Health Crisis Support

    San Diego State University is committed to providing resources to support the overall safety, health and well-being of the campus community. For several years, the San Diego State University Police Department (UPD) has explored partnerships and models to offer a multi-tiered approach to behavioral health crisis response. With this message, we are sharing information about some of our initiatives.

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    2023 Annual Regulated Tools and Equipment Report

    In July 2022, the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees approved the system-wide Regulated Tools and Equipment policy, as recommended by the chiefs of police representing all 23 CSU police departments. The policy was adopted and published as outlined by Assembly Bill 481, and requires every law enforcement agency in California to publish certain information annually regarding specified equipment.

  • Chief Murphy

    Chief Murphy's Periodical: October Edition

    It is my honor to serve as your Chief of Police. As part of our ongoing effort to help keep everyone informed and safe, I am pleased to announce the launch of the Chief's Periodical. This new publication will provide safety-related updates, information about upcoming events and training opportunities.

  • California Great ShakeOut

    Great California ShakeOut

    Today, Oct. 19, San Diego State University is testing its emergency communication in conjunction with the Great California ShakeOut.

  • safety drills

    University Police Safety Drills

    The University Police Department (UPD) is regularly practicing and refining its responses to incidents of mass violence. Therefore, UPD will perform scenario-based active shooter response training exercises with local law enforcement agencies inside and near Viejas Arena.

  • UPD Officer at the front desk

    UPD Virtual Front Desk

    UPD Virtual Front Desk You can now access the University Police Departmnent’s front desk virtually. The front desk is available Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., except for the lunch hour from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and university holidays.

  • Chief Murphy

    Gregory L. Murphy Sworn In As SDSU's Chief of Police

    Gregory L. Murphy, whose long involvement in public safety at college campuses includes positions in all three systems of California higher education, has been sworn in as Chief of the San Diego State University Police Department (UPD). Murphy was sworn in as chief at a ceremony on June 13 after serving in the position as interim chief since August 2022.