Portland-State-University 2022-2023 Bulletin

Campus Public Safety Office

Campus Public Safety Office
503-725-4407 (24/7)

503-725-5911 (emergencies only)

633 SW Montgomery



Portland State University Campus Public Safety currently has an allocated force of 12 sworn police officers, 8 non-sworn public safety officers, 5 ambassadors, and 20 professional staff. Our police officers have graduated from a Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) academy and are empowered by section 161.015 of the Oregon Revised Statutes. Sworn officers possess the same authority and adhere to the same state-mandated standards, as municipal police officers.

Whether on foot, behind the wheel of a patrol car, or on bike, officers are here to protect and serve the campus community 24-hours a day, every day of the year. Officers take pride in delivering superior law enforcement services to the University community. Public Safety Officers engage in preventative patrol to observe and report, may respond to calls for service that do not require the exercise of police authority.

Campus Dispatch is a 24-hour central communications hub located at 633 SW Montgomery that provides the University community with access to a myriad of resources both internally and externally, including but not limited to, escorts, suspicious activities, medical emergencies, or crime reporting.

Public Safety also provides an annual report on October 1st on the reported crimes occurring in the previous calendar years. Data is collected from a variety of sources, including PPB and various University departments; DOSL, ResLife, Athletics, HRC, SALP, GDI and the WRC.

Portland State University currently has over 27,229 registered students, and over 6,944 faculty and staff members. Our officers and dispatchers handle over 3,300 calls for service a year and address crime and quality of life issues. We 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.