University of Southern California Department of Public Safety

  • Agency: University of Southern California Department of Public Safety
  • Address: 3667 McClintock Ave, Los Angeles, CA
  • Chief:
Phone: 213-740-6000

University of Southern California Department of Public Safety is located at 3667 McClintock Ave, Los Angeles, CA. The University of Southern California Department of Public Safety phone number is 213-740-6000.

University of Southern California Department of Public Safety News

#TBT to 1985 at Chief Thomas' graduation from the LAPD Academy as part of the 11/84 Recruit Class.

Do you think Sergeant Montgomery has been watching too many Bachelor episodes?

USC's Neighborhood Academic Initiative is a seven-year, tuition-free college preparatory program for youth who live near the USC University Park and Health Sciences campuses. Since its first graduating class in 1997, over 1,100 students have completed the program and 99% attend college. We are glad the program has expanded, providing resources to succeed in education to more youths in the UPC and HSC area.

Happy first day of Spring, Trojans! βœŒοΈπŸ’

The USC Department of Public Safety station is located at 3667 McClintock Avenue, on the first floor of the Downey Way Parking Structure (formerly known as PSA). Stop by if you need to register your bike, report a crime, check lost and found, or say "Hi!"

Happy St. Patrick's Day! πŸ€

Did you know that bicyclists have the same duties and responsibilities as vehicle drivers? Bicyclists must stop at stop signs and red lights just like all other vehicles. #BicycleTip #BikeSafe #RulesOfTheRoad

#TBT A few years ago, a chicken somehow got loose on campus and a call was dispatched to DPS. Officers tried catching the chicken and Officer Valdez was the lucky officer that captured the critter. πŸ”

Sergeant Gallardo is stationed at HSC, but occasionally, you may find him around UPC. How many of you have met Sergeant Gallardo before? If you happen to see him around, say "Hi!" πŸ‘‹

#TipTuesday Many students, faculty, staff and members of the community ride bicycles as their mode of transportation. Take a moment to read over some safety tips for bicyclists.

USC Security Ambassadors, or "Yellow Jackets," serve as supplemental security staff. They are a highly visible crime deterrent with over 40 off-campus locations, 16 campus perimeter officers, 5 inner campus building officers and 7 Village perimeter officers. If you happen to see a Yellow Jacket throughout the USC Campus Community, stop and say "Hi!" πŸ‘‹

Our hearts and prayers are with the Pomona Police Department family and the loved ones of Officer Gregory Casillas, who was fatally shot in the line of duty.

Don’t forget to #SpringForward for #DaylightSaving ⏰

#FactFriday 4 stars = Chief 2 stars = Deputy Chief 2 bars = Captain 3 stripes = Sergeant Each hash mark on an officer's sleeve represents 5 years of service.

#TBT Last week, we threw it back to 2015 with the first Little Free Library in the USC Campus Community. Today, we're throwing it back to 2016 when DPS and Keck Medicine of USC collaborated to bring a Little Free Library to Hazard Park Recreation Center in Boyle Heights.

Are you leaving for Spring Break? Read about some steps you can take to avoid theft or damage while you are away!

Today is Dentists Day! Students from Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC took a moment to gather some safety tips from Officer Valencia, who address their safety concerns and questions.

Do you know what to do in the event of a fire? Take a moment to find out!

β€ͺThe more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. ― Dr. Seuss #ReadAcrossAmericaDay ‬

Officers are ready for Class A Inspection! Class A uniforms are worn during formal events such as commencement. Class A Inspections take place to ensure officers have the appropriate gear necessary to perform their duties.

#TBT to 2015 with the debut of the "Little Free Library" in the University Gardens housing complex. This is the first Little Free Library in the USC Campus Community and helps bring free books to the more than 100 school-aged children living in the housing complex.

Sergeant Lovercio has been a dedicated member of the USC Department of Public Safety since May 31, 1988. In his nearly 30 years of service to the USC Campus Community, Sgt. Lovercio has worked a variety of critical assignments within DPS including Background Investigator, Training Coordinator, Field Training Officer, Patrol Supervisor and, Watch Commander. Regardless of the assignment, Sgt. Lovercio consistently displayed the best in police professionalism, competence, compassion, and service. He will be missed, but his legacy and commitment to DPS is secure and will live on in all of us. We thank him for his service and wish him the best as he enters retirement.