Cal Poly Police Department

Key Campus Contacts
Emergency: 911
University Police: 805-756-2281
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Emergency Alert System
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The Cal Poly Police Department (CPPD) maintains a highly competent and professional police staff. CPPD historically averages over 18,500 calls for service each year. The department is comprised of 22 sworn police officers with full powers of law enforcement and arrest, along with 9 civilian employees.

The department protects and serves the University and surrounding area by providing professional law enforcement services and actively promoting community involvement through progressive community policing objectives and a commitment to education. Our officers patrol the campus on foot, on bikes, and in cars. Officers enforce all state and federal laws, if minor offenses involving University rules and regulations are committed by a student, the police may also refer the individual to the Dean of Students Office, Office of Student’s Rights and Responsibilities or other academic officials.

Mission Statement

The mission of the CPPD is to promote a safe and secure learning environment by working cooperatively with the campus community to enforce the laws, preserve the peace, maintain order, and provide exceptional professional services to our guests and our community.

We are committed to providing a safe environment where diverse social and cultural values are allowed to thrive by working cooperatively with the campus community.

Code of Ethics

As a Law Enforcement Officer, my fundamental duty is to serve the community; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation and the peaceful against violence, or disorder, and to respect the constitutional rights of all to liberty, equality and justice.

I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all and will behave in a manner that does not bring discredit to me or my agency. I will maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others.

Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the law and the regulation of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty

I will never act officiously or permit personal feeling, prejudices, political beliefs, aspirations, animosities or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear of favor, malice, or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.

I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of police service. I will never engage in acts of corruption or bribery, nor will I condone such acts by other police officers. I will cooperate with all legally authorized agencies and their representatives in the pursuit of justice

I know that I alone am responsible for my own standard of professional performance and will take every reasonable opportunity to enhance and improve my level of knowledge and competence. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession...law enforcement.