As guardians of the campus, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) provides the highest quality of public safety and supports PLNU’s Mission by fostering a safe learning, working, and living environment. Our service to students, staff, faculty, and guests is an expression of our faith.

The Department of Public Safety operates 24 hours a day. It is made up of a Director, an Assistant Director, Supervisors, Public Safety Officers, Community Service Officers (CSOs), and Dispatchers. Students have the opportunity to work as CSOs and Dispatchers. All Public Safety Officers are licensed by the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services and are trained in CPR/First Aid. DPS derives its enforcement authority from the PLNU Board of Trustees.

Please explore the site to learn more about the services we provide, view our Annual Security Report, and more!


In an actual emergency or to learn more about campus emergency preparedness, visit the PLNU Emergency site.

If you are an emergency response coordinator, you may review an electronic version of the campus Emergency Operations Plan on the PLNU Portal.



Location and Hours

Lomaland Drive (directly west of Sator Hall)
Main Campus

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (closed during chapel)

Contact Us

24-Hour Emergency: (619) 849-2525
24-Hour Non-Emergency: (619) 849-2546
(619) 849-2201
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