Message from Public Safety

Our number one priority is your safety. Our department operates seven days a week, 24 hours per day. Contact us at (619) 849-2525.

Our top priority is your safety. We operate 24 hours per day, 365 days a year, and are responsible for campus security, emergency planning, parking, vehicle registration, and ID card issuance. Our officers respond to medical emergencies and vehicle accidents, investigate minor crimes, and provide community services like vehicle jump starts, unlocks, and after-hours safety escorts.

Safety and Security Tips  

While the Point Loma neighborhood is relatively safe, that does not mean the campus is immune to crime. We recommend you take the following steps to ensure you have a safe and successful first year at PLNU:

  1. Secure your belongings. Thefts of laptops, smart phones, and wallets are not uncommon. Lock your dorm room and don’t leave valuables in common areas.
  2. Secure your bicycle using a strong U-lock and register it with Public Safety. Registration is mandatory and it may aid in the recovery of your bike should it be stolen.
  3. Make sure you have our number saved: 619-849-2525. Call us to report a crime or suspicious activity, or to request an escort or other assistance.
  4. Make sure we have your mobile phone number in the Portal. Text messages are the primary method Public Safety uses to communicate information in an emergency.


Comprehensive information on campus safety, including crime statistics and university policies, is published in the Annual Security Report each October. Access those reports at 

University Emergency Preparedness

PLNU has established a thorough emergency plan and trained administrators, faculty, and staff for emergency response. In event of an earthquake, fire, or other emergency situation on campus, you and your family can obtain the latest information at 

Contact Us

619-849-2525 (emergency)

619-849-2546 (non-emergency)

619-500-4DPS (text)