Campus Safety

Campus Safety

July 8, 2013

Overview of the safety programs in place in the residential community and on campus.

UCLA has implemented a number of programs to help ensure your safety and aimed at reducing crime on campus.

Blue Emergency Response Phones are located throughout the campus. They connect you immediately with campus police, as does calling 911 from any UCLA landline telephone. Program the UCLA PD dispatch number, 310 825-1491, into your cell phone and use it to save valuable response time for any emergency on the campus and in the Westwood area.

Uniformed Police Officers patrol the campus and surrounding community and are fully empowered to enforce all state and local laws and to make arrests. Specially designated lead officers patrol university housing, working with housing and residential life staff to insure the safety of the campus community members.

Access Control Limits Entry Within Specified Residential Buildings. The residence halls and residential plaza buildings are equipped with a 24-hour electronic access control system that includes card readers in lobby entrances, elevators, and stairwells that lead to living or restricted areas. All building exterior doors are locked and alarmed (except for the residential suites). Your encoded UCLA BruinCard enables you to enter locked areas by swiping your card through a card reader on the door frame or elevator panel. Residence hall lobbies are monitored daily in the evening and early morning.

The Crime Prevention Unit of UCLA Police Department provides safety awareness programs and educational information to the campus. The Crime Prevention Officer can be reached at 310 825-6111.  Crime Prevention information and crime statistics are available at www.ucpd.ucla.edu.

Community Service Officers (CSOs) offer late-night escort service to and from all parts of the campus. Call (310) 794-WALK.

Evening Van Service has two routes between campus buildings, on-campus housing, and nearby residential areas including the University Apartments every 10 to 15 minutes, from 6 p.m. to 12 midnight. Call (310) 825-9800.

The Safety and Security Education Committee provides students the opportunity to become involved in monitoring their own security and making their living communities more secure. The committee is staffed by members of the Office of Residential Life, student staff, and on-campus housing residents.