Crime

Reporting a Crime

If a crime is in progress or you notice a suspicious person on campus, please report it immediately to Public Safety at (619) 849-2525 or by calling 911.

Crimes occurring on PLNU property can be reported to Public Safety in person, by telephone, or through email. An officer will attempt to respond in a timely manner and complete an incident report. On- and off-campus crimes should also be promptly reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency.

  • Point Loma, Mission Valley, and Liberty Station campuses: San Diego Police Department – (619) 531-2000
  • Bakersfield campus -- Bakersfield Police Department – (661) 327-7111
  • City College campus: San Diego Community College District Police Department – (619) 388-6405
  • Grossmont and Cuyamaca campuses: San Diego County Sheriff’s Department – (858) 565-5200
  • Palomar College: Palomar College Police Department – (760) 891-7273
  • MiraCosta College: MiraCosta College Police Department – (760) 795-6640
  • Southwestern College campus: Southwestern College Police Department – (619) 482-6380

If you want to report an incident of sexual assault, harassment, or discrimination, but wish to remain anonymous, you can submit an online report.

If you are an employee reporting a matter involving another employee, please use Alert Line.

Safety and Security Tips  

We recommend you take the following steps to ensure your safety and success at PLNU:

  • Secure your belongings. Thefts of laptops, smartphones, and wallets are not uncommon. Lock residence hall rooms and offices and do not leave valuables unsecured and unattended. Secure bicycles using a u-lock-type device and register it with Public Safety.

  • Save the Public Safety emergency number (619) 849-2525 to your phone. Call to report a crime or suspicious activity, or to request an escort or other assistance.

  • Verify your mobile phone number is accurately listed in the Portal (students) or in Workday (employees). Text messages are the primary method PLNU uses to communicate information during a campus emergency.

Local Crime Statistics

The Omega Group provides citizens with information about recent crime activity in their neighborhoods. If you would like to receive regular updates on local crime, you can register online.

Locally Registered Sex Offenders

The state of California provides the public with online access to detailed information on registered sex offenders.

Annual Security Report

In 1990, Congress enacted the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act (Title II of Public Law 101-542). Also known as the Jeanne Clery Act, this act required all post-secondary institutions participating in Title IV student financial aid programs to disclose campus crime statistics and security and safety information. In compliance with Clery Act requirements, PLNU makes its policies available and disseminates incident statistics to the campus community. Clery Act campus statistics are compiled for the previous calendar year and posted the following October.

2019 Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports:

The statistics contained in the Annual Security Reports may also be confirmed through the Department of Education starting in mid-October of each year. If you would like a printed copy of a report, please visit the Public Safety office or call (619) 849-2201.