Police Department Services
The Fresno State Police Department offers the following crime prevention, safety, and services to provide a safer and more comfortable learning environment for the entire campus community. Suggestions and improvements are appreciated and always welcome.
Closed Circuit Television Camera (CCTV)
CCTV cameras operate around the campus to provide a watchful eye on many parking facilities and areas of traffic and/or transportation. Fresno State Police Department staff monitor the cameras in the police dispatch center in an effort to prevent or detect criminal activity. Whenever possible, the camera operator may capture visual contact before an officer arrives. However, the cameras are no substitute for sound judgment. When in doubt regarding safety, utilize an emergency phone.
Emergency phones are located in parking lots, classrooms, offices, elevators, and grounds for safety and prevention of criminal activity. Classroom and office phones may be used to dial 911 or 88400 for direct police assistance. Parking lot and grounds emergency phones are dark blue, are clearly marked with blue lights, and are linked directly to the police department for quick response. Emergency phones are tested monthly to ensure equipment is in working order.
RAD/Personal Safety/Self-Defense Classes
The Fresno State Police Department is staffed with certified instructors in self-defense and Rape Aggression Defense (RAD). RAD is a Basic Physical Defense class for women from the ages of 12 and up. RAD focuses on reducing the probability of women becoming victims by teaching practical and efficient skills necessary to become confident and active participants in their own personal safety. Educational topics include local and national statistics, sexual assault definitions, the meaning of consent, date rape, dating violence, the continuum of survival, bystander intervention, and the risks of personal safety (risk awareness, risk reduction, risk recognition, and risk avoidance). Along with the educational component, the students practice effective hands-on physical defense techniques and may participate in physical simulation exercises. The RAD class is open to all female students, faculty, staff, and the general public, and is offered four times per year. Contact the Fresno State Police Department at 559.278-8400, for information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Radio-equipped, uniformed, and trained safety escort officers will accompany persons to their destinations on campus 24 hours a day. If a safety escort officer is unavailable, a police officer may provide this service. Call 559.278-8400 or locate an emergency phone to request a safety escort officer.
University Courtyard (Residential Housing)
The University Courtyard has eight (8) Public Safety Assistants who are dedicated to assisting with the safety and security of University Courtyard residents. They have direct radio contact with the Fresno State Police Department and are trained in conjunction with the Residential Housing Staff regarding radio protocols and situational procedures.
Car Battery Assistance
Traffic Operations personnel may assist vehicles disabled by a dead battery. Traffic Operations personnel will respond to the location and attempt to jump-start the vehicle. If the vehicle will not start, officers may call someone to assist the party and stay with them until additional help arrives.
Crime prevention officers will evaluate any university facility and make recommendations to increase personal safety and strengthen crime prevention. Call the Fresno State Police Department at 559.278-8400 to arrange for a safety survey.
Fraternity & Sorority Liaison
A liaison officer maintains contact with fraternity and sorority members, the Greek Affairs Office, and the Fresno Police Department. They will train fraternity members on topics such as rape awareness, bystander intervention, drug and alcohol abuse, and other issues. Call Fresno State Police Department at 559.278-8400 for more information.
Lost & Found
University Warehouse and Property Services is the central repository of all found property. If an item has been lost or misplaced, immediately contact the University Warehouse Property Services, 559.278-2139, Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Further information can be found on the University Warehouse & Property Services website: http://www.fresnostate.edu/purchasing/warehousepro/lostfound/index.shtml
Property & Evidence
Property related to a crime or non-evidentiary property which is in the custody of the Department for temporary protection on behalf of the owner, may be retrieved by contacting the Fresno State Police Department’s Detective, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 559.278-8400.
The Fresno State Police Department has an open door policy to anyone 18 years of age or older that is interested in riding with a patrol officer during their shift. This is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, or others to observe the services provided by the Police Department. An individual may participate in a ride-along up to two times per calendar year.
Megan’s law permits law enforcement agencies to advise the public about registered sex offenders from whom they may be at risk. Megan's Law information is available for viewing at the Fresno State Police Department and can be seen by appointment with the Department Detective pursuant to California State Penal Code sections 290 and 290.4. The California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General’s website, dedicated to Megan’s Law, is also available for searching at http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov/.
Sex Offenders - California Penal Code Section 290
California Penal Code 290.01. (a) (1) Commencing October 28, 2002, every person required to register pursuant to Sections 290 to 290.009, inclusive, of the Sex Offender Registration Act who is enrolled as a student of any university, college, community college, or other institution of higher learning, or is, with or without compensation, a full-time or part-time employee of that university, college, community college, or other institution of higher learning, or is carrying on a vocation at the university, college, community college, or other institution of higher learning, for more than 14 days, or for an aggregate period exceeding 30 days in a calendar year, shall, in addition to the registration required by the Sex Offender Registration Act, register with the campus police department within five working days of commencing enrollment or employment at that university, college, community college, or other institution of higher learning, on a form as may be required by the Department of Justice. The terms "employed or carries on a vocation" include employment whether or not financially compensated, volunteered, or performed for government or educational benefit. The registrant shall also notify the campus police department within five working days of ceasing to be enrolled or employed, or ceasing to carry on a vocation, at the university, college, community college, or other institution of higher learning.