Safety is a top priority and we are committed to do our best to ensure the safety and security of the campus community.

Report Any Incidents Immediately 

Public Safety can be contacted at (949) 480-4117 or (949) 322-2134.

“What is one thing you care about the most when you do your job?”

  • Security Officer Michael Mayes

    Michael Mayes

    Public Safety Officer

    “I would say the relationships with the people. Because my job is customer service in a way, I feel that it’s important to get to know people so that I have good rapport with everyone. I build trust with people so that they know I have good intentions and that I am approachable. They can freely reach out to me for help.”

How We Keep Campus Safe

Public Safety utilizes timely warning notification systems such as an emergency notification system (SUA Alerts), outdoor alert systems (megaphones and loudspeakers), mobile alert systems through cellphones and radios, and email alert systems. 

Public Safety reminds people to be more aware of their surroundings, people, escape routes, emergency call phone (Code Blue) locations, and safe path of travel. Personal security escorts are available with carts or on foot.

Residential Life instructs the campus community members on basic safety protocol to follow in securing their personal items including locking residence hall and room doors.

There are video cameras inside buildings in public areas and outside for coverage of parking lots, roadways, and building entrances. Video cameras provide 24-hour recording to monitor suspicious activity. Cameras are monitored at the main gate, security command post, and the director of security’s office.

There are Code Blue phones located in all campus parking lots for reporting emergencies.

Students, staff, faculty, and some vendors are required to obtain a parking permit for their vehicles. All visitors are monitored at the gate. Name and license plate numbers of guests are recorded prior to entry.

Public safety officers perform roving patrols throughout the campus 24 hours a day with an emphasis on the populated areas at specific times of the day.

There is a card key system for all locks on campus. Access is determined by the need of the individual to enter a specific area.

Diamond System emergency lockdown procedures allow immediate lockdown of all exterior doors on campus when there is an emergency situation that poses an immediate danger or threat to the campus community.

Campus has AEDs at the recreation center, main gate, security control center, and performing arts center. All public safety officers are AED- and first aid-certified.

Detailed instructions are posted on the door in each residence hall room. Specific details and training can be obtained from residence hall staff or the director of security/safety/transportation/events. 

Daily security reports are provided each day to the provost, deans, VPs and the director of security/safety/transportation/events. Incidents are posted in a log maintained by the director of security/safety/transportation/events. This information is available upon request.

What You Can Do

Protect Your Property

Keep you room door locked; do not leave valuables lying open in your room or car; keep serial numbers and brand names of all valuable property.

Protect Yourself

Always keep your room locked when you are in it; make sure you know a person before admitting them into your room; stay on lighted walkways and use public safety escort services when you need them; always report any suspicious people or circumstances. 

Security and Fire Safety Report

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report that is prepared by the office of public safety in cooperation with residential life, student life, and human resources, along with information provided by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and various other law enforcement agencies, is now available. 

View the Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports

Contact Us

Director of Security
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