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A Message from the Chief

Welcome to the California Polytechnic State University Police Department Website.  I want to thank you for taking your time to visit our site. 

The Cal Poly University Police Department (UPD) is committed to offering quality law enforcement services to the campus community.  The mission of the University Police Department is to promote a safe and secure learning environment by maintaining order, enforcing laws, and providing professional police, emergency management, parking, and access services. Our motto is "Protecting Our Future". The men and women of UPD do this by being deeply involved with the entire campus community. UPD realizes that campus policing is very different from county or municipal law enforcement and therefore offers services to the campus community not done by traditional law enforcement.  

UPD strives to enhance the quality of life on campus to make it a better place to live, learn, work and experience all that Cal Poly has to offer.  The Police Department cannot do this alone; it requires the commitment of every student, staff, and faculty member to work in partnership.  Doing so allows us to enjoy a relatively low crime rate on campus. When you, the student, staff, supporter, alumni, or visitor, take a vested interest in the community you can have a noticeable effect on safety. 

While exploring our website, please feel free to contact any of the employees and departments listed with any questions.  UPD is here to serve you and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

George Hughes
Assistant Vice President & Chief of Police

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