The Public Safety/University Police Department is empowered pursuant to section 830.2 (c) of the California Penal Code and fully subscribes to the standards of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). Sacramento State Police Officers have peace officer authority anywhere in the State of California. They receive the same basic training as city and county peace officers throughout the state, plus additional training to meet the unique needs of a campus environment.


The Public Safety/University Police Department provides a number of services to the campus community, to include the following:

  • 24-hour patrol of the university campus and surrounding area
  • 24-hour public safety/university police dispatch center
  • Investigations
  • Crime prevention education
  • Related law enforcement duties for the campus community
  • Special event security
  • Crowd and traffic control
  • Live scan fingerprinting services for various licensing and certification programs
  • Bike licensing
  • Alarm monitoring and response
  • Lost and found property management
  • Workplace violence prevention and response
  • Student orientation presentations
  • University union service center
  • Hornet safety escort
  • Citizen ride-a-long program
  • Crisis planning/emergency preparedness
  • Community service officer program