The San Francisco State University Police Department continuously strives to be a progressive leader among law enforcement agencies. The department wants to ensure useful public information is accessible for our community members. Access to public records is an important priority for us as we believe that public trust is essential to good community policing strategies and maintaining accountability.

Providing information online about the way we work and the policies that govern us is just one of the University Police Department’s transparency initiatives. The ability to readily access public information encourages inclusion, keeps community members better informed about Police Department operations, and encourages them to help us keep our shared community safe.

We want to ensure that useful information about the Police Department can be easily found by community members with a click of a button. Check back as we continue to make improvements and more information is added in the future.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Body Worn Camera FAQ

San Francisco State University Police Department (UPD) has equipped its uniformed patrol officers with body-worn cameras (BWC). The use of BWCs benefits members of the SF State community and UPD by increasing accountability and transparency while strengthening the trust with the community that UPD has the pleasure of serving.


California State University campus police are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all members of the Cal State community. With an overarching objective of building community trust and establishing a guardian mentality, every officer is committed to creating a campus culture that contributes to the intellectual, social and personal development of CSU students. To that end, campus police are reimagining our responsibilities and roles, using the 21st Century Policing Report as a guiding document.

Department General Orders

The San Francisco State University Police Department policy manual is subject to frequent updates based upon changes in State or Federal laws and/or best practices. The most up-to-date policies finalized by the department will be posted on our webpage.

Public Safety Advisory Committee

The purpose of the University Public Safety Advisory Committee is to promote safety throughout the University campus and increase awareness of safety conditions and programs among all members of the University community.


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