The department of campus safety provides safety, security and emergency response services for the Fresno Pacific University main campus, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by 11 full-time, unarmed, uniformed officers and the director of campus safety. Officers are on duty patrolling the campus and are able to respond quickly to those needing assistance. Typical patrols are carried out on foot, bicycle, golf cart or in a marked campus safety patrol vehicle.
The arrest powers of the department of campus safety officers are found in the California Penal Code, Section 834. All full-time officers are registered with the California Department of Justice, Division of Consumer Affairs as security officers and have completed as a minimum, California Penal Code 832 and 832.3 training as prescribed by P.O.S.T. specifications. Several full-time officers are graduates of police academies. All officers have first aid/responder, CPR and proper use of force certification. On-going training is mandatory for all full-time campus safety officers, and we partner with the Department of Homeland Defense for many training courses.
Campus safety staff assist with university events and other special assignments. Student staff provide office support and there are a number of specialized security systems and technological devices, including audio, video and motion detectors, in place on campus.
The department of campus safety maintains a cooperative relationship with the Fresno Police Departmtent, southeast area sub-station and calls upon them for support when the need arises.