The Sacramento Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency for the City of Sacramento. Because the University of the Pacific, Sacramento Campus is within the city’s jurisdiction, all criminal activity is reported to the city police. Sacramento Campus Public Safety Officers have constant radio communication with the city police dispatch center and work closely with city officers. Sacramento Campus Public Safety Officers receive their law enforcement authority through a Memorandum of Understanding agreement between the City of Sacramento and the University of the Pacific as required by the State of California. Under the terms of this agreement, the Sacramento Police Department provides 911 dispatch services for the Sacramento Campus Public Safety Department.
Sacramento Campus Public Safety officers are P.O.S.T. trained with the powers of arrest while on duty. They enforce all campus and school policies, and provide other security services as required. Their authority is limited to the boundaries of Sacramento Campus property, including land, structures, streets, roadways, and parking lots. Public Safety Officers do not have authority to enforce rules, policies, or laws off school property. Sacramento Campus Public Safety Officers monitor Sacramento Police Department radio channels and are dispatched to respond to incidents reported on campus via police dispatch or through the campus cellular dispatch phone number of 916.739.7200. All Sacramento Campus Public Safety Officers are authorized to carry firearms while on duty.
University of the Pacific, Sacramento Campus students and employees are encouraged to report any criminal activity on campus of which they are aware to Department of Public Safety Officers or to the Sacramento Police Department. Prompt and accurate reports are an important factor enabling the Public Safety Department to fulfill its responsibilities and provide crime prevention services.
A daily crime log is maintained and is available for public view on the bulletin board outside of the Director of Public Safety’s office. Safety alerts are widely distributed and posted on bulletin boards in residence and academic halls and in other conspicuous places around the campus to properly alert the community of violent incidents that may occur on or near the University of the Pacific Sacramento campus.