CSUF Police Department
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In July of 2022, the Board of Trustees approved the system-wide Regulated Tools and Equipment policy as recommended by the chiefs of police representing the twenty-three University Police Departments. This policy was adopted and published as outlined by Assembly Bill 481, and requires every law enforcement agency in the State of California to publish certain information annually regarding specified equipment.
Of the 16 regulated types of equipment and tools outlined in Assembly Bill 481, Cal State Fullerton Police Department (CSUF PD) only maintains the less-lethal Def-Tec/LMT 40mm sponge tip launchers, VKS pepper ball launchers, and Def-Tec M-25 distraction devices.
To further our efforts toward transparency and communication, CSUF PD will host a community engagement event on December 1, 2023, at 3 p.m. in the CSUF PD Emergency Operations Center located at 800 N. State College Blvd. Fullerton, CA 92831, to discuss the information contained within the 2023 Annual Regulated Tools and Equipment Report memorandum. The community engagement event is open to all CSU Fullerton community members.
CSUF PD Memorandum on 2023 Compliance with AB 481
AB 481 Purpose and Scope
Dedicated to ensuring the university community's right to a
crime-free environment through exemplary and professional service.
CSUF Police Department Authority
California State University police officers have complete police authority to apprehend and arrest anyone involved in illegal acts on campus and areas adjacent to campus. CSUF police officers are sworn law enforcement officers under California Penal Code Section 830.2, and in compliance with state statutes, meet the peace officer standards and training requirements mandatory for all California law enforcement officers. In addition, California State University police officers undergo training specially designed to meet the needs of a contemporary university community. All officers receive training in tolerance and diversity to better serve their community.
CSUF Police Department has a written agreement with the Fullerton Police Department, which defines and details operational authority pursuant to the Kristin Smart Campus Safety Act of 1998, Education Code SB 1729. This agreement designates which law enforcement agency has operational responsibility for the investigation of violent crimes (Part 1 crimes) and defines the specific geographical boundaries of each agency's operational responsibility. The bill further requires that these agreements be made available to the public and that copies of these agreements be transmitted to the Legislative Analyst.