List of CSUF Police Department Programs

Citizen's Academy

The Citizen's Academy is a four-week course which provides students, staff, and faculty at CSUF the opportunity to experience the professional life of a police officer.

The course will help the public gain and expand their knowledge of the duties and responsibilities of a law enforcement officer, and address any common misconceptions regarding split second decisions made during critical situations and common processes in day-to-day police operations.

Through the Citizen’s Academy, the department strives to increase public safety, build trust, and develop a partnership between the diverse CSUF community.

Four-Week Course from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.:

Week 1
Introduction to CSUF PD
Basic Law Enforcement Principles

Week 2
Emergency Communications/Dispatch
Your Safety
DUI/DUID Enforcement
Drug Recognition Expert (DRE)

Week 3
CSI vs. Reality/Records
Investigations/Clery Act and Title IX

Week 4
Officer Defensive Tactics/Use of Force
Active Shooter Incidents
Ride-Along (Canceled due to COVID-19)

Attendance at all four classes is preferred. Limited spots are available. All classes will commence via Zoom. 

*Questions not required for Zoom Citizen Academy* (Required for in-person)
1: Have you ever been arrested?
2: Have you been convicted of a felony?

Completion of the Citizen's Academy application does not guarantee your spot. A member of the department will contact you to confirm your virtual seat. Open to current CSUF students, staff and faculty only. 

Please check back for future dates. 

The Citizen Academy is part of our Police Reform and Enhanced Community Engagement Plan. 

Coffee with a Cop

Coffee with a Cop brings police officers and the community together to break down barriers, discuss issues, and learn more about each other. No agenda, just conversation.

Free donuts by CSUF PD and coffee by Campus Dining

Event Dates:

February 16, 2023 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.: Special Guests: Placentia PD and their K9, Kyra. Therepy dog from Pet Partners OC
April 19, 2023 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.: Special guests TBD


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Community Service Officer (CSO) - NOW HIRING PATROL CSOs

The Community Service Officer (CSO) program is a support function for the CSUF Police Department. As a component of the department’s Crime Prevention Unit and the Records Bureau, student employees serve in a wide range of responsibilities.

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CSOs receive priority registration.

*NOTICE: In order to submit this form via email, please open the form in Adobe Acrobat or Reader, fill out the form, and then click the "Submit" button. 

-Starting Pay: $17 per hour
-Student workers are part-time; Maximum 20-hours per week

Diaper Drive

We’re partnering with HomeAid Orange County for the Essentials Diaper Drive. HomeAid Orange County plays a leading or partner role in helping to fight homelessness by donating time, resources, or money.
During this month-long period, you can drop unopened and unused diapers and wipes off in the receptacle at our main station (800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92831) which is located at the corner of Gymnasium Dr. & State College Blvd. and the CSUF Children’s Center. If you’re unable to personally deliver the items, you can ship the donations directly to the police station at:
Cal State Fullerton Police Department
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92831
Attn: Gwen Dack
Oftentimes, struggling families have to choose between buying diapers or buying food. Your generous donation will ensure no family has to make that choice. Diapers of all sizes are welcome. 

Event Date

Check back for future dates

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Although for many years we’ve had a robust community engagement and training program, it’s important to look ahead, listen to concerns with an impartial lens, and adapt. Cal State Fullerton Police Department is committed to policing from the center, which means we’re part of the community and not isolated from it. We recognize the vital importance of public trust and cooperation in order for us to take the necessary steps forward.  

You deserve a police department, our department, that looks at community outreach and policing through the lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion and one that vows to implement many of the recommendations outlined in The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. 

There is much work to be done! We thank you for your patience as we reimage our role in the community, your role in our policing efforts, and what we can do and be if we work hand-in-hand.

DEI and Community Policing Efforts

- Game Changer

- Educate to Empower: Law Enforcement and the Community

- Chief's Advisory Board (CAB)

- CSUF PD Connections

- DEI Speaker Series (Pete Bowen, Robert Anthony, Kevin Briggs, and Chuck Yerry)

- CSUF PD's Citizen's Academy

- Participation in ICCP Program

- CSUF PD's Listening & Sharing Tour

- CSUF PD's Cultural Competency Initiative (CCI)


- Use of Force

- Force Options Simulator

- Awareness

- De-escalation

- Bias and Racial Profiling

For a list of completed training, please visit our Policy, Practice, and Training page

Emergency Preparedness, Education and Training

Preparedness is important for disasters of any size and any location. In your home, your car, classroom or when you travel, being prepared should be a basic element of it. Learn how to make all aspects of your life safe and ready for anything. 

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Encouraging a Positive and Interactive Community (EPIC)

EPIC is a cohesive and active approach of engagement with the community. This entails collaborating with students, staff, faculty and organizations on crime prevention programs, professional presentations, educational tabling events and outreach such as Coffee With A Cop.

To schedule an outreach event with CSUF Police Department, email CSUF PD PIO.

Force Options Simulator

The simulator is an interactive tool used to educate and train law enforcement officers regarding real-world scenarios so they’re better prepared for difficult and quickly evolving calls for service.  
Each year, the simulator is made available for a limited time to current CSUF students, staff, and faculty to improve community relations and understanding. During the training, a CSUF police officer will answer questions, explain the “why” behind particular approaches to a call, and ensure the safety and well-being of the participants. 
Notice: The simulator may be triggering to some individuals as training weapons will be used on simulated and projected human targets. If you are unsure if this event is right for you, please contact before registering. 
Registration Information: Registration is a two-step process. Please enter the applicable information in the Smartsheet form. Upon completion and submission, you’ll receive an email with the link to the scheduling calendar. Your appointment time is not confirmed until you receive the calendar confirmation email from Calendly. Please do not bring anyone with you to the training as they will not be admitted.
Spots are limited and only two participants will be scheduled per 30-minute slot. Please do not register unless you’re able to attend. 

If you need assistance with the Calendly scheduler due to accessibility issues, please email

Training Dates:

March 8, 2023 
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Participant Feedback

Q: What did you learn from the CSUF Police Department's Force Options Simulator training that you didn't know before?
A: "The difficult decision that Officers are sometimes faced with."

Q: Please provide feedback or suggestions you believe would be helpful for CSUF Police Department's training opportunities going forward.
A: "I think this should be offered more regularly.  It helps a layperson understand the scenarios of day-to-day life for a Police Officer."

Game Changer

Game Changer utilizes sports to create conversation between the community, police officers and justice system officials. The program encourages respectful two-way dialogue which is solution oriented, fun and engaging.

Together we discuss community problems and devise solutions. The moderated focus groups are a safe space which allows members of the community, members of law enforcement, elected officials and members of the judicial system to discuss the issues that exist between and among each other. 

For more information, visit Game Changer

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Event Date

Check back for dates in 2022

Pedestrian Safety Week/Campaign

Our Pedestrian Safety Campaign took place September 5, 2022 - September 16, 2022 on a street near you. 

During that time, officers will be posted at high-traffic intersections around campus to educate and enforce traffic laws as it pertains to pedestrian safety.

Orange County, along with Los Angeles and San Diego counties, are three of the top ten counties in the nation with the highest number of pedestrian fatalities.

Below you'll find links to pedestrian related accidents in our area. 

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Remember, pedestrian safety is everyone’s responsibility!

For more information, visit us on social media @CSUFPD.

Pink Patch Project

Complete for 2022

Over $1,400 raised and donated to City of Hope for breast cancer research and support. Thank you to all who participated. 

During the month of October, we participate in the Pink Patch Project which is an annual campaign to educate, increase awareness, and raise money to fight breast cancer. 

Help support by purchasing breast cancer awareness items (shirts, keychains, pink patches) sold by CSUF PD and Titan Shops. All items sold will ONLY be available through Titan Shops.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and all items are on sale now!

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Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) (Click for Additional Resources)

Additional Self-Defense Resources

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RAD is a comprehensive, women-only course that promotes and teaches awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, and hands-on self-defense training. The course is taught by nationally certified RAD instructors who are CSUF police officers.

The course is open to all females. Affiliation with CSUF is not required.
$25 for the entire course
Questions?  Email a RAD Instructor

Additional Self-Defense Classes: CSUF Titan Recreation offers Jiu Jitsu classes for anyone interested. 
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All RAD classes are canceled until further notice. Please check back for future RAD course dates.

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Military Exhibition Day- 2022


COMPLETE FOR 2022 - Come back for the 2023 date and time

CSUF Army ROTC is hosting Military Exhibition Day on the Intramural Field at CSUF.

Military helicopters will take off and land throughout the day, a Special Forces Jump Team will parachute onto the field, and a helicopter display is available to the public.


Campus Road Closures & Public Safety Announcements

- The Intramural Field will be closed.

- Gymnasium Drive and the Intramural Field Bike Path will be closed.

For questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Major Wobig at (657) 278-5545.

Please remain off of the field, except during the public viewing time, for the safety of all involved. 

Ride-Along (Canceled Until Further Notice)

All approved and future ride-alongs have been canceled until further notice.

CSUF Police Department offers interested individuals the opportunity to accompany a police officer in the field to observe the patrol activities of the campus and immediate surrounding areas. All Ride-Along participants will be required to complete a background check on the day of their scheduled Ride-Along.

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Questions? Call (657) 278-2905

Statement from CSUF PD about being understaffed


Presentations, Training, & Events/appearances Offered By CSUF PD

  • Active Shooter
  • Alcohol Awareness
  • Campus Safety
  • Distracted Driving
  • DUI Goggles
  • Listening & Sharing Tour (CSUF ONLY)
  • Sexual Assault
  • Traffic Safety
  • Procedural Justice
  • Tactical Communications & De-escalation


To request one of the presentations above or a specialized presentation, click below.

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To request the presence of department personnel at your event, take a tour, or have an officer make an appearance in a classroom or community event, other than a presentation, complete our CSUF PD Events, Tours, and Appearances Form.

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