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Department of Police Services

Notice to the Community About Regulated Equipment

The California State University Northridge, Department of Police Services (CSUN DPS) is committed to transparency, communication, and engagement with all members of the campus community. In July of 2022, the Board of Trustees approved the system-wide Regulated Tools and Equipment policy as recommended by the Chiefs of Police representing the twenty-three University Police Departments. This policy was adopted and published as outlined by Assembly Bill 481, and requires every law enforcement agency in the State of California to publish certain information annually regarding specified equipment.

Of the sixteen regulated types of equipment and tools, CSUN DPS utilizes the 40mm sponge tip launchers, and a thirty-foot Mobile Command Post pull trailer. Information regarding the use, policy compliance, funding, and inventory for the 2022 calendar year to date are outlined below:

40mm Sponge Tip Launchers:

Summary of how regulated tools and equipment were used, and the purpose of its use:
• DPS did not have any cases involving the use of the 40mm sponge tip launchers.

Summary of any complaints or concerns received concerning regulated tools and equipment:
• DPS did not receive any complaints or concerns regarding the use of the 40mm sponge tip launchers.

Results of any internal audits, any information about violations of the regulated tools and equipment policy, and any actions taken in response:
• DPS did not receive any audit findings or information about violations associated with the regulated tools and equipment policy.

Annual cost and source of funds for regulated tools and equipment:
• Total expenditures in 2022 for planned purchases to support training and readiness of the 40mm sponge tip launchers is $5,357.55, which is expended from DPS general fund and trust accounts.

Current inventory of regulated tools and equipment:
• DPS currently possesses two (2) Defense Technology 40mm LMT single-shot launchers, fifty (50) eXact Impact Sponge rounds, and twenty-four (24) plastic training rounds.

Planned purchases of additional regulated tools and equipment:
• Two (2) Defense Technology 40mm LMT single-shot launchers.
• Fifty (50) eXact Impact Sponge rounds.

Mobile Command Post Trailer:

Summary of how regulated tools and equipment were used, and the purpose of its use:
• DPS did not have any cases, incidents, or events involving the use of the Mobile Command Post trailer.

Summary of any complaints or concerns received concerning regulated tools and equipment:
• DPS did not receive any complaints or concerns regarding the use of the Mobile Command Post trailer.

Results of any internal audits, any information about violations of the regulated tools and equipment policy, and any actions taken in response:
• DPS did not receive any audit findings or information about violations associated with the regulated tools and equipment policy.

Annual cost and source of funds for regulated tools and equipment:
• Total expenditures in 2022 for planned preventative maintenance service is $1,000, which is expended from DPS general fund and trust accounts.

Current inventory of regulated tools and equipment:
• DPS currently possesses one custom 2003 thirty-foot Mobile Command Post pull trailer designed by Universal Specialty Vehicles, Inc.

Planned purchases of additional regulated tools and equipment:
• None.

To further our efforts toward transparency and open communication, DPS will host a community engagement event to discuss information contained within this report on November 16, 2022 at 10am in the Police Services 2nd floor Training Room. The community engagement event is open to all students, faculty and staff. Additional information about DPS policies, contact information, and other services provided to the campus can be located online,

Alfredo B. Fernandez
Interim Chief of Police
California State University, Northridge
Department of Police Services


Support Breast Cancer Awareness!

The CSUN Department of Police Services is proud to show its support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This month many of our officers are wearing these pink patches to bring further awareness to the important issue of breast cancer and early detection. If you get the chance, stop and talk to our one of our officers about their “pink patch”.

Did you know that according the National Breast Cancer Foundation:
• 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.
• This year, an estimated 43,550 women will die from breast cancer.
• Although rare, men get breast cancer too. It is estimated that 530 men will die from breast cancer.
• Breast cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death among women overall and the leading cause of cancer death among Latinx women.
• Breast cancer deaths among black women is 40% higher than white women.

What should you do to reduce your risks?
• Adult women of all ages are encouraged to perform breast self-exams at least once a month.
• Get your mammogram based your risk factors (age, family history, etc.)

If you would like to join us in supporting breast cancer awareness, you can purchase a pink patch at CSUN Police Services, during business hours, for $10. Proceeds will benefit breast cancer research and awareness.


CSUN Police Strengthen Positive Relationship with Campus Community

To enhance the California State University, Northridge Department of Police Services’ strong relationship with the community, in late August 2017 officers began using body-worn cameras when in the field.

CSUN’s police department is one of the first in the CSU system to deploy the cameras. In addition to the transparency and accountability provided by the cameras’ recordings, numerous studies have shown they encourage respectful behavior by both officers and members of the public, said CSUN Chief of Police Anne Glavin. Members of the community will see the cameras on the upper center of the officer’s chest and a “red” light indicating the camera is active.

“We are proud of the positive relationship we have with the CSUN community and the level of trust that our community has in its police department,” Glavin said. “It is important that we always seek ways to improve the high-quality service expected of our department. This technology is being adopted by police departments across the country, and it’s our turn.”

Using body-worn cameras is just the latest example of CSUN police efforts to strengthen its relationship with and service to the campus community. Read More

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