Who We Are

FROM THE CHIEF:  On behalf of the dedicated men and women of the University Police Department, welcome to California State University Fullerton. We proudly provide the highest quality of services to our Titan community.  Our Department constantly strives to maintain and promote a campus environment conducive to academic achievement. We strongly believe in community policing, working with community partners, and problem solving to enhance public safety and improve the quality of life for all who work, study or visit here.

Police Chief Dennis DemaioThe University Police website offers a wide range of information about our services and to help keep you safe. Please use us as a resource to become partners with us to prevent crime on our campus.  The policy and statistical information is made available to you in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, formerly the Student Right to Know Act of 1990. If you have any questions, please contact our office.


Dennis J. DeMaio
Chief of Police

Chief DeMaio has over 38 years of law enforcement experience with specialized training and practical experience in emergency management, budgeting, operations and investigations.  AS a member of the Orange County Sheriff's Department, he progressed through the ranks from Sergeant at Theo Lacy correctional facility to become Chief of Airport Police Services at John Wayne Airport. Chief DeMaio describes himself as "a dedicated, results-oriented professional with a positive attitude, able to handle stressful situations with tact and diplomacy."


We are dedicated to ensuring the University Community's right to a crime free environment through exemplary and professional service.

The University Police Department is committed to providing quality service to the University, to facilitate its academic and community service mission. The University Police Department will successfully meet this challenge by upholding professional standards that embody the following values:

  • Service Orientation: This organization seeks to distinguish itself by seizing opportunities to respond and serve our University Community. This is accomplished through a sincere interest in meeting the needs of our customers, and swift response to their concerns.
  • Effective Leadership: This organization will take a leadership role and serve as an active partner in our University Community. We will achieve this through integrity, professionalism and in guidance in all our community interactions.
  • Empowerment: This organization encourages individual responsibility, mutual respect and collaboration to broaden understanding. We will pursue opportunities to grow and develop, to actively invest resources and ideas in achieving shared visions and goals.


University Police Officers are vested with the same peace officer powers of arrest as other police officers within the State of California. Their authority is granted through legislative action defined in the California Education and Penal Codes. Their primary jurisdiction covers all property owned and operated by the University, including adjacent public streets and property within a one-mile radius of the campus. In some instances their police powers extend statewide.

UNIVERSITY POLICE ANNUAL REPORT:  See our latest report here.PDF File

ORGANIZATIONAL CHART: A copy of our Organizational Chart is available here.PDF File