University Police Authority and Jurisdiction

Campus safety and security for the CSU, Fullerton main campus as well as the CSUF Irvine Campus is the responsibility of the CSU Fullerton University Police Department. 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 Officers also work very closely with the Fullerton Police DepartmentOpens in new window and Placentia Police DepartmentOpens in new window on the main campus and the Irvine Police DepartmentOpens in new window on the Irvine campus as well as other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. All offenses committed on CSU Fullerton property are investigated by the University Police Department. Upon request of the University Police Department, through agreement, Fullerton Police, Irvine Police and/or the Orange County Sheriff's Department will provide assistance in the investigation of major criminal cases deemed beyond the resources available to the University Police. University Police Officers also work very closely with other law enforcement agencies to assist them with incidents involving campus community members that may occur off campus.