At the Cal State LA Department of Public Safety, we serve and protect our community. Explore our website to learn about our programs and services that help ensure our campus is a safe and welcoming environment to learn, work, and visit. 

Quick Links

You can find us on campus or visit us in the Department of Public Safety building at the north end of Lot 1 off Paseo Rancho Castilla.

You can also reach us at 323-343-3700 or by fax at 323-221-6350. For emergencies, dial 911. 

Accreditation Public Comment Portal

As part of our accreditation process, the Cal State LA Department is required to make available and publicize a public comment portal. The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) portal provides the public with a place to submit comments, commendations and other information on a department's quality of service or candidacy for accredited status.

We invite your participation in this part of our accreditation process.

Supporting a Safe and Welcoming Campus

Chief Bohannon in a suit outdoors on campus

Message from the Chief

The Department of Public Safety's leaders, officers, and staff—many of whom are CSU and Cal State LA alumni—are proud to serve the Cal State LA community. Read a message from Chief Larry Bohannon, the director for public safety. 

Emergency Notification System

Students walking on the main walkway

Eagle Alert

Eagle Alert is Cal State LA's emergency notification and safety advisory system. It is used to send emergency notifications and safety advisories to all students, faculty, and staff.

Active Shooter Training

Tips: How to Survive an Active Shooter Situation

The Department of Public Safety offers educational programs and presentations for students, faculty, and staff to help keep the campus community safe. The department created this video to provide life-saving tips in the event of an active shooter situation.