The Department of Public Safety operates on the Point Loma campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and maintains a limited presence at the Mission Valley and Liberty Station Conference Center campuses. Officers respond to campus emergencies, secure campus buildings, conduct routine patrols, enforce campus policies, and take incident reports.

The department is a private security organization dedicated to the safety and security of the campus community. All Public Safety officers act as agents on behalf of the university and the department derives its enforcement authority from the PLNU Board of Trustees.

The current director of Public Safety, Mark Galbraith, is a retired law enforcement officer with over 30 years of experience. All Public Safety officers are licensed as security guards by the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services and are first aid, CPR, and AED certified. The department also employees a number of students as community service officers and Public Safety dispatchers.


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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