Campus Public Safety
Honor, Integrity, Service
Officers on duty 24-hours a day, call:
The mission of Campus Public Safety is to provide:
- A safe, secure, and enjoyable environment for the University Community.
- Protection for the members of the Pacific University Community and the property of the University.
The goal is achieved in part by maintaining a highly visible department through regular patrol patterns by vehicle, bicycle, and foot. By having this high visibility, crime is deterred and responsible civil behavior is encouraged.
Campus Public Safety officers provide a variety of services to members of the Pacific University Community. Please have your Boxer ID card with you.
- Escort Program: CPS officers are available to escort students, staff, or faculty members on and off campus.
- Jump-starting vehicles with dead batteries.
- Inflating flat tires of vehicles.
- Opening locked vehicles.
- Key assists into secured labs, classrooms, or residence hall rooms (when Residence Life staff are unavailable).
When Should I Call CPS?
- If you see something happening that does not look right or someone who does not seem to belong on campus, call Campus Public Safety right away.
- If you are the victim of a crime, call right away. Campus Public Safety Officers will write a report and contact the local Police for you.
- Medical emergencies call 911 first and have someone else call Campus Public Safety right away. CPS Officers will coordinate with local emergency services and provide them access as necessary.
The basic rule of thumb is; when in doubt, call CPS!
How To Report an Incident
Be ready to tell the CPS officer what is happening and where it is happening
CPS officers will need some basic information when you call to report an incident. Try to note the following characteristics of suspicious persons or vehicles when reporting them to CPS:
Person: Gender, race, age, height, weight, build, hair color, facial hair (mustache/beard), sideburns, clothing worn, speech style, gait or limp, scars, tattoos, etc.
Vehicle: License Plate, make, model, body style (two-door, four-door, convertible, etc.), color, identifying marks, scratches, or bumper stickers
You can borrow an engraver from the CPS Office. Engrave your property utilizing your driver's license number in the following format: state of issue, driver's license number, and the initials “DL” (without any spaces) like this: OR1234567DL
- Be alert and aware of people around you
- Try to avoid walking alone particularly at night. Go with a friend, group, or call campus Public Safety for an escort.
- Avoid shortcuts, dark, or secluded areas
- Always lock your car and take the keys with you. Remove your stereo face plate (if equipped) and any valuables and take them with you. Park in well lighted areas. If you must leave valuables in the vehicle, lock them out of sight
- Always lock your bicycle to a bicycle rack using a U-Lock and cable. Remove any easily removable parts (lights, quick release seats, etc.)
- Know the locations of the emergency phones on campus
- Report any suspicious people or activity IMMEDIATELY to Campus Public Safety
This will allow the police to locate the owner easily to return the property to the owner should they recover it. You should engrave bicycles, computer equipment,stereos,graphing calculators, and anything else with a high dollar value.
Personal Safety Around The Campus
Inside The Residence Halls
- Always lock you room door even if you are going down the hall or to the restroom. Never leave your room unlocked even for a friend.
- Always carry your keys with you and never loan them to anyone
- Do not prop open exterior doors. The doors are locked for your safety and propping the doors open could allow intruders into the building.
- Be aware who is coming in the door behind you to prevent unauthorized people from coming in
- Report suspicious persons or activity to a Resident Assistant, Resident Director, or Campus Public Safety immediately
After Hours Access To Buildings
To access academic buildings and labs after regular hours, you will need your current Boxer ID card with you. Many areas are designated as limited access areas by professors, so you will have to be on an access roster to get in. To access an area after hours, please do the following:
- Go to the building you want access to and check to see if it is open
- If the building is locked, use the nearest telephone and call Campus Public Safety at x2230
- When the CPS officer answers, tell them your name, what building and room number you need access to, that you have your Boxer ID Card, and have checked the door and it is locked
The CPS officer will need all of this information.
Important Phone Numbers and Information Sources
- Forest Grove Police Department: Day Phone 503-992-3260
- Forest Grove Police Dispatch (WCCCA): 503-629-0111
- Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC):
24 hour hotline: 503-640-5311
business line: 503-384-0408
- State of Oregon Sex Offender Registration - General Information
- Identity Theft Information