Portland-State-University 2016-2017 Bulletin

Campus Public Safety Office

Campus Public Safety Office
503-725-4407 (business)

503-725-4404 (emergency)

633 SW Montgomery



The Campus Public Safety Office includes Campus Police Officers, Public Safety Officers, Dispatch, Clery, and Access Control. All are responsible for providing physical security services to Portland State University and to work closely with the local, state, and federal police agencies to provide a safe and healthy community for learning.

Campus Police Officers are certified and trained by, and to the standards, set by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.  Public Safety Officers are also a uniformed presence on campus. Both provide a continuous presence on campus and patrol by vehicle, bicycle and on foot to provide assistance to those in need. If minor offenses involving University rules and regulations are committed by a University student, a Campus Police Officer or Public Safety Office may refer the individual to the disciplinary division of Student Affairs. A trained and experienced Campus Police Detective is available to assist in complex investigations including sexual assault investigations.

Campus Dispatchers provide 24/7 access for persons needing emergency and after-hours assistance including escort requests, suspicious activity, emergency medical, or crime reporting. The Campus Public Safety Dispatch center provides the university with a central communications hub to access a myriad of resources both internally and externally including being the after-hours contact point for the CARE Team.

The intent of the Clery report is to inform the community of the extent of reported crimes occurring in the previous calendar year. Data is collected from a variety of sources, including Portland Police Bureau and various University departments such as the Campus Public Safety Office, Dean of Students Life, Office of Residence Life, Athletics Department, Human Resources Center, Student Activities Leadership Program, Global Diversity and Inclusion, and the Women’s Resource Center.

Public Safety's Access Control Unit is responsible for providing building access and codes.