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Department Staff & Information

Chapman University's Department of Public Safety has an authorized staff of 1 Chief, 2 Captains, 1 Lieutenant, 3 Sergeants, 9 full-time Officers, 6 Dispatchers, 1 Community Service Officer, 1 Chief’s Assistant, 1 Assistant Director of Parking/Transportation Services, 1 Parking/Transportation Officer, 1 Fire & Life Safety Manager and 1 Fire & Life Safety Officer. The Department provides a variety of law enforcement and related services as well as ongoing programs in safety (R.A.D. – Rape Aggression Defense), disaster, crime and fire prevention on and around the campus community.

Patrol Division

The Public Safety Officers patrol the campus and university owned properties on foot, in marked vehicles and on patrol bikes. They are responsible for continuous patrol of the University campus, initial response to all campus emergencies and the enforcement of University rules, regulations and applicable laws on campus. Officers enforce parking related sections of the California Vehicle Code on campus and provide a variety of service functions. Public Safety Officers are on-duty 24-hours day, including holidays.

The Community Service Officer’s (CSO) primary responsibility is parking enforcement on any property. Other additional assignments may include providing security at campus functions, athletic events and safety escorts.

Communications Division

The Public Safety Dispatchers are responsible for maintaining effective and efficient communication between public safety officers in the field, outside emergency calls, law enforcement agencies and the public. Our communications center is operational 24 hours a day.

911 Emergency Phone System - Private 911 is a personal computer based application that integrates Chapman University's telephone system with an information database, dramatically increasing Public Safety's ability to respond to internal emergency telephone calls.  Properly maintained and regularly updated, Private 911 enhances the response time and effectiveness of emergency services by providing specific location details and other potentially lifesaving information.

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