Campus Public Safety



Honor, Integrity, Service

Officers on duty 24-hours a day, call:
Forest Grove


Campus Public Safety provides safety and security services for the Pacific University community. Campus Public Safety Officers are on duty 24-hours a day and are Oregon State Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) certified Private Security Professionals.


The mission of Campus Public Safety is to provide:

  • A safe and secure environment for the Pacific University Community.
  • Protection for the members of the Pacific University Community and the property of the University.

The mission 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.

Services Provided

Campus Public Safety officers provide a variety of services to members of the Pacific University Community. Please have your Boxer ID card with you.

  • The Escort Program makes CPS officers available to escort students, staff or faculty members on and off campus.
  • Jump-starting vehicles with dead batteries
  • 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.
  • For 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

  • First, be ready to tell the CPS officer what is happening and where it is happening.
  • Second, 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, age, height, weight, build, hair color, race, 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

Engraving Valuables

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

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.

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

Contact Us

Campus Public Safety
503-352-2230 (Forest Grove) | 503-352-7207 (Hillsboro)

Officers on duty 24-hours a day. In case of an emergency, call 911 and then contact CPS.