Police

Crime Prevention Resources

The following resources and information have been made readily available to help you prevent crime. If there's a resource you would like us to add or information on a specific topic not listed below, contact the Crime Prevention Unit at the numbers listed below. Additional resources are also available in our lobby and by request. Can't find the topic or resource you're looking for? Let us know!  

We provide free crime prevention presentations on all the topics listed below for students, staff, faculty, fraternities, sororities, clubs, organizations and departments on campus.

To request a program for your group contact:

Captain Scott VanScoy, Crime Prevention Unit Supervisor
(818) 677-2764 or scott.g.vanscoy@csun.edu
or
Crime Prevention Unit 
(818) 677-5820

If you are an RA requesting a program for your residents contact:
The Community Policing Team (818) 677-2107 or communitycops@csun.edu

 

Resources for Everyone

Automobile Safety
Everything from aggressive drivers (dealing with road rage), what to do if involved in a traffic collision and theft and burglary prevention tips see Vehicle Safety below. 

For information on the consequences of alcohol abuse, visit our Alcohol Awareness
page and Sam Spady Foundation where you can listen to a preview of the DVD, "Death By Alcohol, The Sam Spady Story."

Bicycle Security & Registration

For information on registering your bicycle & to sign up for the Matador Bicycle Compound-both FREE services provided by the Department of Police Services.

Campus Safety 101

This brochure is a must have for University employees, in-coming freshman and transfer students. The brochure covers: theft prevention, vehicle, street and personal safety tips as well as how to contact the University Police in an emergency.

Drug Awareness
Want to know the effects of a harmful drug or what they look like? 

Domestic Violence

Emergency Blue Lights & TTY Call Box Map
CSUN is populated with over 75 Emergency Blue Lights throughout the campus. Press the button on a Emergency Blue Light and be connected to a University Police dispatcher.

Guide To Services
An overview of the Department of Police Services divisions and services.

Hate Crimes/Hate Incidents

Identity Theft
Learn how you can avoid scams, fraud and having your identity stolen. Sign up for our Identity Theft Prevention Workshop!

Rape & Sexual Assault
A helpful resource guide to understanding sexual assault, how to get help, on-campus rape statistics and more. A collaborative project designed by the CSUN Sexual Assault Committee and CSUN police department. For more information about support and sexual assault, visit our Sexual Assault Support page.

Rape Advocacy Support 
The CSUN PD rape crisis advocate can provide referrals for seeking additional assistance with counseling and other support. For more information about support and sexual assault, visit our Sexual Assault Support page.

R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense)
The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training.

RAD is offered for enrolled students as course credit (one unit) through the Department of Kinesiology. See the schedule of classes for enrollment information and to the community in a 12 hour format through Police Services.
To learn more about RAD visit our R.A.D. Program page or RAD Systems

Restraining Orders

Safety Workshops
Each semester (fall/spring) the Department of Police Services offers a variety of personal safety workshops on topics like: Residential Security, self-defense for women, Aerosol Defense-The Basics for Pepper Spray, and Identity Theft Prevention.

Safety Apps
Own a smart phone, tablet or laptop? How secure is it and its contents? Visit our page on safety apps for electronics to learn about software that can protect your property.

Security Report & Fire Safety Report
The Security Report & Fire Safety Report, also known as the Cleary Report, compiles all reported on-campus criminal activity for the year. The report has been compiled in compliance with the 1998 Jeanne Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

The S.T.O.P. Security Plate Program
incorporates a security plate and warning label which are applied to the equipment being protected. This highly visible warning label and security plate (registered in a national database) warns would-be thieves by clearly marking the property ("Warning Police Identifiable") - making it difficult to resell the item. To learn more about computer security and the STOP program visit our Personal Electronics & STOP page.

Stalking & Criminal Threats (and Annoying/Harassing) 
Information on criminal threats stalking and harassment as well as sentencing for convicted offenders. For more information about stalking and criminal threats visit our webpage on Stalking & Criminal Threats

Top 20 Programs & Services
The Department of Police Services prides itself on the variety of public services and programs offered to the campus community; this is just 15 of the most frequently used.

Vehicle Safety

Resources for Faculty & Staff

Automobile Safety
Everything from aggressive drivers (dealing with road rage), what to do if involved in a traffic collision and theft and burglary prevention tips see Vehicle Safety below. 

Annoying/Harassing

Also see Stalking/Criminal threats below for information on criminal threats stalking and harassment as well as sentencing for convicted offenders.

Bicycle Security & Registration

For information on registering your bicycle & to sign up for the Matador Bicycle Compound-both FREE services provided by the Department of Police Services.

The Smart Route to Bicycle Safety
Bicycles are an integral part of the University and a great way to get around campus. Unfortunately, bicycles are just as susceptible to theft as any other personal item. The Smart Route to Bicycle Safety offers great tips on theft prevention, safety and legal information.

Campus Safety 101
This brochure is a must have for University employees, in-coming freshman and transfer students. The brochure covers: theft prevention, vehicle, street and personal safety tips as well as how to contact the University Police in an emergency.

Community Policing Team
The Community Policing Team, or Community Cops, comprises two police officers dedicated to the housing community. To learn more about the team, or if you are an RA and would like to have the Community Cops host a presentation or event, read more at the link provided!

Crime Prevention for People With Disabilities 

Dealing with Workplace Violence and Fear or Threats of Violence

Domestic Violence

Emergency Blue Lights & TTY Call Box Map
CSUN is populated with over 75 Emergency Blue Lights throughout the campus. Press the button on a Emergency Blue Light and be connected to a University Police dispatcher.

Guide To Services
An overview of the Department of Police Services divisions and services.

Hate Crimes/Hate Incidents

Identity Theft 
Identity theft is everyone's concern and it can effect anyone. This brochure offers helpful tips and resources on how to detect, deter and defend against becoming a victim. Want to know more about identity theft prevention? Visit our Identity Theft & Fraud page and attend one of our Identity Theft Prevention workshops. Sign up for our Identity Theft Prevention Workshop!

Matador Patrol, Personal Safety Escort Program
The Matador Patrol offers on-campus safety escorts during hours of darkness. For hours of operation and more, see the flyer above.

Office Safety
Crimes involving state property and internal theft can drastically effect any department. To help deter theft and protect your office visit our Office Safety page.

R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense)

The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training.

RAD is offered for enrolled students as course credit (one unit) through the Department of Kinesiology. See the schedule of classes for enrollment information and to the community in a 12 hour format through Police Services. 
To learn more about RAD visit our R.A.D. Program page or RAD Systems

Rape & Sexual Assault
A helpful resource guide to understanding sexual assault, how to get help, on-campus rape statistics and more. A collaborative project designed by the CSUN Sexual Assault Committee and CSUN police department. For more information about support and sexual assault, visit our Sexual Assault Support page.

Rape Advocacy Support 
The CSUN PD rape crisis advocate can provide referrals for seeking additional assistance with counseling and other support. For more information about support and sexual assault, visit our Sexual Assault Support page.

Restraining Orders

Safety Workshops
Each semester (fall/spring) the Department of Police Services offers a variety of personal safety workshops on topics like: Residential Security, self-defense for women, Aerosol Defense-The Basics for Pepper Spray, and Identity Theft Prevention.

Safety Apps
Own a smart phone, tablet or laptop? How secure is it and its contents? Visit our page on safety apps for electronics to learn about software that can protect your property.

Stalking & Criminal Threats (and Annoying/Harassing) 
Information on criminal threats stalking and harassment as well as sentencing for convicted offenders. For more information about stalking and criminal threats visit our webpage on Stalking & Criminal Threats

Security Report & Fire Safety Report
The Crime Awareness & Campus Security Report, also known as the Cleary Report, compiles all reported on-campus criminal activity for the year. The report has been compiled in compliance with the 1998 Jeanne Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

The S.T.O.P. Security Plate Program
incorporates a security plate and warning label which are applied to the equipment being protected. This highly visible warning label and security plate (registered in a national database) warns would-be thieves by clearly marking the property ("Warning Police Identifiable") - making it difficult to resell the item. To learn more about computer security and the STOP program visit our Personal Electronics & STOP page.

Top 20 Programs & Services
The Department of Police Services prides itself on the variety of public services and programs offered to the campus community; this is just 15 of the most frequently used.

Vehicle Safety

What College Students Should Know About the Dangers of Irresponsible Drinking
The brochure offers drinking do's and don'ts, myths/facts, legal points, tips for safe partying and more.

What RA's Need to Know About College Drinking

Resources for Fraternities & Sororities

Automobile Safety
Everything from aggressive drivers (dealing with road rage), what to do if involved in a traffic collision and theft and burglary prevention tips see Vehicle Safety below. 

For information on the consequences of alcohol abuse, visit our Alcohol Awareness page and Sam Spady Foundation where you can listen to a preview of the DVD, "Death By Alcohol, The Sam Spady Story." 

Annoying/Harassing
Also see Stalking/Criminal threats below for information on criminal threats stalking and harassment as well as sentencing for convicted offenders.

Bicycle Security & Registration

For information on registering your bicycle & to sign up for the Matador Bicycle Compound-both FREE services provided by the Department of Police Services.

The Smart Route to Bicycle Safety
Bicycles are an integral part of the University and a great way to get around campus. Unfortunately, bicycles are just as susceptible to theft as any other personal item. The Smart Route to Bicycle Safety offers great tips on theft prevention, safety and legal information.

Campus Safety 101
This brochure is a must have for University employees, in-coming freshman and transfer students. The brochure covers: theft prevention, vehicle, street and personal safety tips as well as how to contact the University Police in an emergency.

Drug Awareness
Want to know the effects of a harmful drug or what they look like? 

Domestic Violence

Emergency Blue Lights & TTY Call Box Map
CSUN is populated with over 75 Emergency Blue Lights throughout the campus. Press the button on a Emergency Blue Light and be connected to a University Police dispatcher.

Guide To Services
An overview of the Department of Police Services divisions and services.

Hate Crimes/Hate Incidents

Identity Theft 
Identity theft is everyone's concern and it can effect anyone. This brochure offers helpful tips and resources on how to detect, deter and defend against becoming a victim. Want to know more about identity theft prevention? Visit our Identity Theft & Fraud page and attend one of our Identity Theft Prevention workshops. Sign up for our Identity Theft Prevention Workshop!

Matador Patrol, Personal Safety Escort Program
The Matador Patrol offers on-campus safety escorts during hours of darkness. For hours of operation and more, see the flyer above.

R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense)
The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training.

RAD is offered for enrolled students as course credit (one unit) through the Department of Kinesiology. See the schedule of classes for enrollment information and to the community in a 12 hour format through Police Services. 
To learn more about RAD visit our R.A.D. Program page or RAD Systems

Rape & Sexual Assault
A helpful resource guide to understanding sexual assault, how to get help, on-campus rape statistics and more. A collaborative project designed by the CSUN Sexual Assault Committee and CSUN police department. For more information about support and sexual assault, visit our Sexual Assault Support page.

Rape Advocacy Support 

The CSUN PD rape crisis advocate can provide referrals for seeking additional assistance with counseling and other support. For more information about support and sexual assault, visit our Sexual Assault Support page.

Restraining Orders

Security Report & Fire Safety Report
The Security Report & Fire Safety Report, also known as the Cleary Report, compiles all reported on-campus criminal activity for the year. The report has been compiled in compliance with the 1998 Jeanne Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act. 

Safety Workshops
Each semester (fall/spring) the Department of Police Services offers a variety of personal safety workshops on topics like: Residential Security, self-defense for women, Aerosol Defense-The Basics for Pepper Spray, and Identity Theft Prevention.

Safety Apps
Own a smart phone, tablet or laptop? How secure is it and its contents? Visit our page on safety apps for electronics to learn about software that can protect your property.

Stalking & Criminal Threats
 (and Annoying/Harassing)
 
Information on criminal threats stalking and harassment as well as sentencing for convicted offenders. For more information about stalking and criminal threats visit our webpage on Stalking & Criminal Threats

The S.T.O.P. Security Plate Program
incorporates a security plate and warning label which are applied to the equipment being protected. This highly visible warning label and security plate (registered in a national database) warns would-be thieves by clearly marking the property ("Warning Police Identifiable") - making it difficult to resell the item. To learn more about computer security and the STOP program visit our Personal Electronics & STOP page.

Top 20 Programs & Services
The Department of Police Services prides itself on the variety of public services and programs offered to the campus community; this is just 15 of the most frequently used.

Vehicle Safety

What College Students Should Know About the Dangers of Irresponsible Drinking
The brochure offers drinking do's and don'ts, myths/facts, legal points, tips for safe partying and more.

Resources for Journalism Students

Media Relations for Reporters (PowerPoint Slides)

CSUN PDs Newsroom

Campus Safety 101
This brochure is a must have for University employees, in-coming freshman and transfer students. The brochure covers: theft prevention, vehicle, street and personal safety tips as well as how to contact the University Police in an emergency.

Campus Security Report & Fire Safety Report 
The Security Report & Fire Safety Report, also known as the Cleary Report, compiles all reported on-campus criminal activity for the year. The report has been compiled in compliance with the 1998 Jeanne Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Top 20 Programs & Services
The Department of Police Services prides itself on the variety of public services and programs offered to the campus community; this is just 15 of the most frequently used.

Resources for Housing Residents

Resources for Parents

Addressing Common Questions & Concerns for Parents
This document addresses the general concerns and questions raised by parents of new college students.

For information on the consequences of alcohol abuse, visit our Alcohol Awareness
page and Sam Spady Foundation where you can listen to a preview of the DVD, "Death By Alcohol, The Sam Spady Story."

Automobile Safety
Everything from aggressive drivers (dealing with road rage), what to do if involved in a traffic collision and theft and burglary prevention tips see Vehicle Safety below. 

Campus Safety 101

This brochure is a must have for University employees, in-coming freshman and transfer students. The brochure covers: theft prevention, vehicle, street and personal safety tips as well as how to contact the University Police in an emergency.

Center for Assault Treatment Services (CATS)
Northridge Hospital Medical Center’s CATS program is the only 24-hour / 7-day-per-week program in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys providing care to adult and child victims of physical and/or sexual assault and abuse.

Child Abuse, Protecting our Children is a Fundamental Responsibility
Tips for parents, filing a case, victim's assistance and more. From the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office. (More resources for children’s safety below).

Children’s Safety

Community Policing Team
The Community Policing Team, or Community Cops, comprises two police officers dedicated to the housing community. To learn more about the team, or if you are an RA and would like to have the Community Cops host a presentation or event, read more at the link provided!

Security Report & Fire Safety Report
The Security Report & Fire Safety Report, also known as the Cleary Report, compiles all reported on-campus criminal activity for the year. The report has been compiled in compliance with the 1998 Jeanne Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Drug Awareness
Want to know the effects of a harmful drug or what they look like?

Domestic Violence

Emergency Blue Lights & TTY Call Box Map
CSUN is populated with over 75 Emergency Blue Lights throughout the campus. Press the button on a Emergency Blue Light and be connected to a University Police dispatcher.

Guide To Services
An overview of the Department of Police Services divisions and services.

Hate Crimes/Hate Incidents

Halloween Safety Tips

How to Talk to Your Adolescent About Alcohol
Not yet teenagers, but no longer little kids, young adolescents or "tweens" need to know about the dangers of alcohol and why some grownups drink it.

For more information on what parents need to know about college drinking and how to talk to your child about alcohol abuse check out Parents, You're Not Done Yet (English). (Spanish).

Intervene
Do you think or know that your child is using drugs or alcohol?

Identity Theft 
Identity theft is everyone's concern and it can effect anyone. This brochure offers helpful tips and resources on how to detect, deter and defend against becoming a victim. Want to know more about identity theft prevention? Visit our Identity Theft & Fraud page and attend one of our Identity Theft Prevention workshops. Sign up for our Identity Theft Prevention Workshop!

Matador Patrol, Personal Safety Escort Program
The Matador Patrol offers on-campus safety escorts during hours of darkness. For hours of operation and more, see the flyer above.

Protecting Our Kids, Keeping Children Safe on the Internet
Do you know what your children do on line? Why you need to know what your child does on the internet and how you can protect them. 

R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense)
The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training.

RAD is offered for enrolled students as course credit (one unit) through the Department of Kinesiology. See the schedule of classes for enrollment information and to the community in a 12 hour format through Police Services. 
To learn more about RAD visit our R.A.D. Program page or RAD Systems

Rape & Sexual Assault
A helpful resource guide to understanding sexual assault, how to get help, on-campus rape statistics and more. A collaborative project designed by the CSUN Sexual Assault Committee and CSUN police department. For more information about support and sexual assault, visit our Sexual Assault Support page.

Rape Advocacy Support 
The CSUN PD rape crisis advocate can provide referrals for seeking additional assistance with counseling and other support. For more information about support and sexual assault, visit our Sexual Assault Support page.

Restraining Orders

Safety Workshops
Each semester (fall/spring) the Department of Police Services offers a variety of personal safety workshops on topics like: Residential Security, self-defense for women, Aerosol Defense-The Basics for Pepper Spray, and Identity Theft Prevention.

Stalking & Criminal Threats (and Annoying/Harassing) 
Information on criminal threats stalking and harassment as well as sentencing for convicted offenders. For more information about stalking and criminal threats visit our webpage on Stalking & Criminal Threats

The S.T.O.P. Security Plate Program
incorporates a security plate and warning label which are applied to the equipment being protected. This highly visible warning label and security plate (registered in a national database) warns would-be thieves by clearly marking the property ("Warning Police Identifiable") - making it difficult to resell the item. To learn more about computer security and the STOP program visit our Personal Electronics & STOP page.

Top 20 Programs & Services
The Department of Police Services prides itself on the variety of public services and programs offered to the campus community; this is just 15 of the most frequently used.

Vehicle Safety

What Parents Need to Know About College Drinking

Resources for Students

Automobile Safety
Everything from aggressive drivers (dealing with road rage), what to do if involved in a traffic collision and theft and burglary prevention tips see Vehicle Safety below. 

Alcohol Awareness
Also visit the Sam Spady Foundation where you can listen to a preview of the DVD, "Death By Alcohol, The Sam Spady Story."

Annoying/Harassing

Also see Stalking/Criminal threats below for information on criminal threats stalking and harassment as well as sentencing for convicted offenders.

Bicycle Security & Registration

For information on registering your bicycle & to sign up for the Matador Bicycle Compound-both FREE services provided by the Department of Police Services.

The Smart Route to Bicycle Safety
Bicycles are an integral part of the University and a great way to get around campus. Unfortunately, bicycles are just as susceptible to theft as any other personal item. The Smart Route to Bicycle Safety offers great tips on theft prevention, safety and legal information.

Campus Safety 101
This brochure is a must have for University employees, in-coming freshman and transfer students. The brochure covers: theft prevention, vehicle, street and personal safety tips as well as how to contact the University Police in an emergency.

Community Policing Team
The Community Policing Team, or Community Cops, comprises two police officers dedicated to the housing community. To learn more about the team, or if you are an RA and would like to have the Community Cops host a presentation or event, read more at the link provided!

Drug Awareness
Want to know the effects of a harmful drug or what they look like? 

Domestic Violence

Crime Prevention for People With Disabilities

Drug Awareness
Want to know the effects of a harmful drug or what they look like?

Emergency Blue Lights & TTY Call Box Map
CSUN is populated with over 75 Emergency Blue Lights throughout the campus. Press the button on a Emergency Blue Light and be connected to a University Police dispatcher.

Guide To Services
An overview of the Department of Police Services divisions and services.

Hate Crimes/Hate Incidents

Identity Theft
Identity theft is everyone's concern and it can effect anyone. This brochure offers helpful tips and resources on how to detect, deter and defend against becoming a victim. Want to know more about identity theft prevention? Visit our Identity Theft & Fraud page and attend one of our Identity Theft Prevention workshops. Sign up for our Identity Theft Prevention Workshop!

Matador Patrol, Personal Safety Escort Program
The Matador Patrol offers on-campus safety escorts during hours of darkness. For hours of operation and more, see the flyer above.

R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense)
The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training.

RAD is offered for enrolled students as course credit (one unit) through the Department of Kinesiology. See the schedule of classes for enrollment information and to the community in a 12 hour format through Police Services. 
To learn more about RAD visit our R.A.D. Program page or RAD Systems

Rape & Sexual Assault
A helpful resource guide to understanding sexual assault, how to get help, on-campus rape statistics and more. A collaborative project designed by the CSUN Sexual Assault Committee and CSUN police department. For more information about support and sexual assault, visit our Sexual Assault Support page.

Rape Advocacy Support 
The CSUN PD rape crisis advocate can provide referrals for seeking additional assistance with counseling and other support. For more information about support and sexual assault, visit our Sexual Assault Support page.

Restraining Orders

Safety Workshops
Each semester (fall/spring) the Department of Police Services offers a variety of personal safety workshops on topics like: Residential Security, self-defense for women, Aerosol Defense-The Basics for Pepper Spray, and Identity Theft Prevention.

Safety Apps
Own a smart phone, tablet or laptop? How secure is it and its contents? Visit our page on safety apps for electronics to learn about software that can protect your property.

Stalking & Criminal Threats (and Annoying/Harassing)

Information on criminal threats stalking and harassment as well as sentencing for convicted offenders. For more information about stalking and criminal threats visit our webpage on Stalking & Criminal Threats

Security Report & Fire Safety Report
The Crime Awareness & Campus Security Report, also known as the Cleary Report, compiles all reported on-campus criminal activity for the year. The report has been compiled in compliance with the 1998 Jeanne Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

The S.T.O.P. Security Plate Program
incorporates a security plate and warning label which are applied to the equipment being protected. This highly visible warning label and security plate (registered in a national database) warns would-be thieves by clearly marking the property ("Warning Police Identifiable") - making it difficult to resell the item. To learn more about computer security and the STOP program visit our Personal Electronics & STOP page.

Top 20 Programs & Services
The Department of Police Services prides itself on the variety of public services and programs offered to the campus community; this is just 15 of the most frequently used.

Vehicle Safety

What College Students Should Know About the Dangers of Irresponsible Drinking
The brochure offers drinking do's and don'ts, myths/facts, legal points, tips for safe partying and more.

What RA's Need to Know About College Drinking

Resources for Persons with Disabilities