Community Safety Program

Community Safety Officers (CSOs) work in conjunction with the UC Santa Cruz Police, Santa Cruz City Fire, and the administration of university residential communities (both on- and off-campus) to ensure a safe and secure living environment for all residents.

CSOs work in teams and are trained to assist police and fire departments with emergency response, first aid, CPR, and disaster response, across campus and in all residential communities. They carry radios linked to the UC Santa Cruz Police Dispatch Center and are visible in the communities at night from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. CSOs may be contacted through the UC Santa Cruz Police Dispatch Center at (831) 459-2100.