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Campus Alert: Power Outage Update (2/21/18 10:27am)

UPDATE: Power Restored to CSUN Campus. Power has been restored to campus following this morning’s power outage, and the campus is open. Campus PPM staff are checking buildings to ensure all systems are fully functioning.

2018 Workshops Announced!

Many of our workshops are open to the community-at-large.  Whether you're a student, staff member, alumni, faculty member or part of the community, we encourage you to sign up for our workshops to learn new tips and skills to keep you and your family safe. Want to learn how to safely use pepper spray? Learn self-defense? Create a disaster emergency kit? Minimize your risk of identity theft? Refer to the "Events" section below or view our printer-friendly flyer.

Text to 911 Capability to Reach CSUN Police Services

As members of our CSUN community may recall, last fall Police Services announced a major upgrade to our emergency 911 system, which now allows the CSUN community to dial 911 to reach the CSUN Police when using a cell phone on campus.  We have been working with the State of California’s 911 Office of Emergency Services 911 unit and several major cell carriers to acquire the ability to enhance the ability of the CSUN community to reach 911 through texting via your cell phone and we can now can announce this capability!

Effective August 14, 2017 CSUN Police Services 911 center can accept text to 911 calls from the CSUN community.  Here is how it works:  Text to 911 is a free program for sending a text message addressed to “911” instead of placing a phone call.  To use it, you address the message to 911 and enter the emergency in the body of the text, making sure that you also add your exact location, or else our dispatch center won’t be able to dispatch help your way. Since it is all text based, you will hear a response for more follow-up questions, or when help is on the way.  Text-to-911 is useful for any situation in which it is dangerous or impossible to speak.  It also allows for improved technology for our deaf population on campus.

Should you have any questions about this new feature to reach CSUN Police in an emergency, please contact public information officer, Christina Villalobos at (818) 677-7922.

CSUN Police Strengthen Positive Relationship with Campus Community

To enhance the California State University, Northridge Department of Police Services’ strong relationship with the community, officers began this week 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


Crime Alerts

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Campus Crime Trend Alert - Property Theft - 11-17-2017

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Featured Events

Cyber Safety

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 12:00pm to 12:55pm

Cyber safety

Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, SnapChat, and Instagram have become an integral part of our lives. Social media sites are a great way to stay connected with others, but you should be cautious about how much personal information you post. This course will teach you to be cyber safe and while still being able to enjoy your social networking. Read more

Disaster Ready - Earthquake Preparation, Response, and Recovery

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Overpass at earthquake

This earthquake-specific course will focus on what to do before, during, and after an earthquake to support personal and family safety.  The course will include personal action-items participants can take home to secure furniture and wall hangings, plan for turning off gas and water utilities, creating a family emergency kit, and develop a family plan of communication and reunification.  Read more

Disaster Ready - Protecting Critical Documents and Valuables in Emergencies

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:25pm

Critical documents

Having your financial and medical records along with important    contact information is crucial to the disaster recovery process.     Participants will identify the documents needed to protect themselves and household members to include financial, medical, and legal   documentation to work with insurance companies, care providers, and government disaster assistance programs. Read more

RAD for Men - A Self-Defense Workshop

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

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This program is designed to empower participants to make safer choices when confronted with aggressive behavior. Please note: This is a FOUR DAY workshop and held on APRIL 9, 11, 16, and 18. Read more

Workplace Violence/Surviving an Active Shooter Incident - PART I

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Active shooter poster

Part I of this two-part workshop is designed to familiarize staff with the range of university resources available and how to activate those resources when responding to a variety of behaviors that may cause concern within your department.  A case study format will be utilized to provide discussion about the key elements necessary when dealing with distressing, disruptive and threatening behaviors. Read more

Workplace Violence/Surviving an Active Shooter Incident - PART II

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Active shooter poster

Part II of the workshop will deal with the worst case scenario of an active shooter situation on campus. A dynamic video will be shown and discussion will follow to explain the survival mindset necessary in that situation as well as realistic strategies for dealing with it. There will also be an explanation of what to expect regarding emergency response by CSUN Police.  Read more

Disaster Ready Kids!

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:25pm

Disaster ready kids

Preparing for emergencies should not fall on your shoulders alone. Young children and teens alike need to be part of the process — for their own safety and sense of empowerment. Participants will learn to work together to build an emergency kit, sit down as a family to talk about your communications plan, role-play what you would do during a disaster, and hold fire drills in your house.   Read more

Disaster Ready - Emergency Preparedness for First Responders and Their Families

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:25pm

Fire family

First responders are essential to the success of emergency operations – whether they are saving lives, protecting property, or providing essential services.  Families of first responders may have to survive without their responder’s input on important decisions in the immediate aftermath of an emergency.  Having a plan and knowing your family is prepared to cope in an emergency or disaster enables first responders to focus on the critical missions that support their community.  Read more

The Basics of Pepper Spray Defense

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Pepper spray

This workshop covers a basic understanding of: the legislative intent, criminal and civil liabilities, moral principles, psychological and physical effects, and more!  Read more

The Basics of Pepper Spray Defense

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Pepper spray

This workshop covers a basic understanding of: the legislative intent, criminal and civil liabilities, moral principles, psychological and physical effects, and more! Read more

R.A.D. - Self Defense Workshop for Women

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

RAD Women's class

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. THIS IS A 4-DAY WORKSHOP THAT MEETS JUNE 12, 14, 19, AND 21. YOU MUST ATTEND ALL FOUR DAYS. Read more

Disaster Ready - Making Emergency Preparedness Fun with the Family

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Family camping in emergency

Summertime gives us an opportunity to take the chore out of  emergency preparedness and make it fun for the whole family.  Learn various techniques to practice your emergency preparedness skills and test your supplies through outdoor event planning, camping, hiking, and road trip activities.  Want some tech-free time for your kids?  Set up “power outage” survival night in the backyard and enjoy time together while taking inventory of what you have and items you can add to your next shopping list.

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The Basics of Pepper Spray Defense

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Pepper spray

This workshop covers a basic understanding of: the legislative intent, criminal and civil liabilities, moral principles, psychological and physical effects, and more!  Read more

Workplace Violence/Surviving an Active Shooter Incident - PART I

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Active shooter poster

Part I of this two-part workshop is designed to familiarize staff with the range of university resources available and how to activate those resources when responding to a variety of behaviors that may cause concern within your department.  A case study format will be utilized to provide discussion about the key elements necessary when dealing with distressing, disruptive and threatening behaviors.                   Read more

Workplace Violence/Surviving an Active Shooter Incident - PART II

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Active shooter poster

Part II of the workshop will deal with the worst case scenario of an active shooter situation on campus. A dynamic video will be shown and discussion will follow to explain the survival mindset necessary in that situation as well as realistic strategies for dealing with it.

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Identity Theft Prevention

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:20pm

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This workshop will help you understand what identity theft is, how criminals obtain your personal information and how to detect, deter & defend yourself against victimization. Read more

Managing During Critical Incidents on Campus: Leadership Issues for “Routine Emergencies” & Actual Crisis Events

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Plane crash on campus

CSUN supervisors and MPPs will better understand the structure and organization of the University framework (who does what and when) in response to routine and critical incident emergencies on campus. Learn about providing advice to help staff remain calm and understand the emergency response process, information flow and actions to take (or not) in a given situation. Also discussed are expectations for management personnel and how to prepare for emergencies ahead of time on a departmental level.

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The Basics of Pepper Spray Defense

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Pepper spray

This workshop covers a basic understanding of: the legislative intent, criminal and civil liabilities, moral principles, psychological and physical effects, and more! Read more

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