Chapman University Department of Public Safety

  • Agency: Chapman University Department of Public Safety
  • Address: 418 North Glassell Street, Orange, 92866 CA
  • Chief:
Phone: (714) 997-6763

Chapman University Department of Public Safety is located at 418 North Glassell Street, Orange, 92866 CA. The Chapman University Department of Public Safety phone number is (714) 997-6763.

Chapman University Department of Public Safety News

We take today to honor and remember all who have given the ultimate sacrifice to keep us free.

This week is Police Week and DPS would like to share IACLEA's tribute to the 45 Campus Law Enforcement Officers who made the ultimate sacrifice over the years.

Fentanyl has been decimating people in the eastern half of the US while California has been spared but that appears to be changing. DPS urges you not to touch any substances that you do not recognize; do not take any drugs not prescribed to you.

DPS’ own Deputy Chief Ricardo Gonzalez officially becoming Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez today. All the men and women of Chapman Public Safety are proud of you, Chief.

Fellow Panthers, last week of classes and then finals! Good Luck! Remember we are here for you 24/7. Give us a call for a safe ride if you are studying late and need a lift.

Members of DPS supporting victims of violent crime; participating in Crime Survivor’s Annual 5k. Thank you Patricia Wenskunas, Founder and CEO of Crime Survivors Inc., for all that you do to help victims.

A great training exercise today with our local partners from OFD and OPD. Practicing and preparing to keep our community safe.

DPS would like to share the below travel advisory should your spring break plans include this region. We also recommend checking prior to any travel abroad for the most up to date information. Last week the United States Department of State issued a security alert for Playa del Carmen, a popular tourist destination in Mexico. Quintana Roo state – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution Exercise increased caution due to crime. According to Government of Mexico statistics, the state experienced an increase in homicide rates compared to the same period in 2016. While most of these homicides appeared to be targeted, criminal organization assassinations, turf battles between criminal groups have resulted in violent crime in areas frequented by U.S. citizens. Shooting incidents injuring or killing bystanders have occurred. U.S. government personnel are prohibited from travel to Centro, Calica, Gonzalo Guerrero, Quintas del Carmen, and Villas del Carmen neighborhoods of Playa del Carmen. These neighborhoods are bordered by Avenida Benito Juarez, 50 Avenida Sur (Highway 307), and Calle 34 Norte. U.S. citizens should avoid those neighborhoods until further notice. U.S. government personnel are authorized to travel to resort areas in Riviera Maya including those near Playa del Carmen that are outside the restricted neighborhoods of this alert. U.S. government personnel are still prohibited from using ferry services between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel until further notice. U.S. citizens should not use ferry services operating between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel. There are no restrictions on U.S. government employees for travel to other parts of Quintana Roo state, including tourist areas such as: Cancun, Cozumel, Tulum, and the Riviera Maya

Representing Chapman, IACLEA, and all our campus law enforcement brothers and sisters up on Capitol Hill.

Our own Officer Al Rodriguez receiving the reserve firefighter of the year award from the Orange County Fire Authority. We are proud of you Al and honored to have you as part of our team protecting the Chapman community.

DPS is proud of our President and the accomplishments of our great Chapman U outlined in the state of the university address. We are honored to serve our amazing community.

Excited to welcome students back tomorrow for the first day of spring classes. Stay safe and have a great semester. Remember we are here 24/7 to Assist you.

Planning on Traveling Abroad? Beginning this month, the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA) launched new products with travel advisories being issued for every country in the world. Travel advisories follow a consistent format and use plain language to help U.S. citizens find and use important security information. Travel advisories give a description of risks, provide clear actions U.S. citizens should take to help ensure their safety, and apply up to four standard levels of advice: • Level 1 --- Exercise Normal Precautions: This is the lowest advisory level for safety and security risk. There is some risk in any international travel. Conditions in other countries may differ from those in the U.S. and may change at any time. • Level 2 --- Exercise Increased Caution: Be aware of heightened risks to safety and security. • Level 3 --- Reconsider Travel: Avoid travel due to serious risks to safety and security. • Level 4 --- Do Not Travel: This is the highest advisory level due to greater likelihood of life-threatening risks. During an emergency, the U.S. government may have very limited ability to provide assistance. The DOS advises that U.S. citizens not travel to the country or to leave as soon as it is safe to do so.

Excellent collaboration and training today with our OPD and OFD partners as we work together to be prepared to respond to emergencies that may affect our communities.

National Impaired Driving Prevention Month National Impaired Driving Prevention Month is observed each year in December. Unfortunately, impaired driving is a preventable tragedy that claims nearly 29 lives daily according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2016, 10,497 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for nearly one-third (28%) of all traffic-related deaths in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 1.1 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics in 2015. • If you will be drinking, do not plan on driving. Plan your safe ride home before you start the party and designate a sober driver ahead of time. • If you drink, do not drive for any reason. Call a taxi, phone a sober friend or family member, use public transportation, etc. Download NHTSA's SaferRide mobile app that helps you identify your location and call a taxi or friend to pick you up. • If someone you know has been drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel. Take their keys and help them arrange a sober ride home. • If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact local law enforcement. Your actions could help save someone's life. By working together and raising awareness about the dangers of impaired driving, we can help make our roads safer by educating our campus community members.

DPS would like to wish all of our Chapman family members a happy Thanksgiving holiday. We will be here on duty keeping our campus safe. We would also like to share the below message about cyber shopping safety tips from our partners at the OPD.

On this Veterans Day DPS would like to say thank you to all the veterans that are part of the Chapman family. Land of the free because of the brave.

Clocks turned back yesterday so it's getting darker earlier; we would like to offer you the following tips to enhance your feeling of safety around campus: • As it gets darker earlier, we encourage our community to take advantage of our safe ride program. If you need someone to walk you to your car, please do not hesitate to call and use our services (714) 997-6763. • Always walk in pairs when practical • Report suspicious activity • Be aware of your surroundings and people around you • Walk confidently not with your head down or lost in thought, your cell phone, etc • Program Public Safety’s phone number, (714) 997-6763, into your cellular phone so that in an emergency you do not have to try to remember the number when you need it; download the Panther Guardian App and take advantage of the virtual escort feature • Do not leave your personal items unattended, even for a minute; thieves are opportunists • Do not leave valuables in plain sight in you vehicle or in your unsecured room

DEA releases 2017 National Drug Threat Assessment: Prescription opioid abuse poses deadly threat.

Saturday is national prescription drug take back day. See information from our partners at the OPD.

It was an honor to be on the award winning chapman radio yesterday talking about how we keep our community safe. We have the best students anywhere. Thanks to SGA for arranging the program.

Campus to resume normal operations tomorrow, Wednesday October 11, 2017

A sad day for our DPS family as we had to bury one of our brothers, Officer Richard Medina, today after his valiant fight with cancer. Richard will forever live on in our hearts and we will never forget to Live Strong in his honor.