Safety is a top priority for students and their families. It is also a top priority for the Student Housing department and Cal State Northridge. We have multiple security programs for the protection and peace of mind of our residents.
Community Policing Team
Six years ago, the Department of Police Services began the community policing initiative that dedicated two police officers to the housing community. The mission of the team is to provide police services that include crime prevention, problem solving and partnerships with the community. The University Police also patrols residence halls and grounds. 911 connects residents’ landlines directly to the University Police. Read more about this years’ team by clicking here (PDF).
A division of the University Department of Police Services, the Matador Patrol is a student group that provides personal safety escorts after dark, and monitors the University Park Apartments’ drive-in gates at night.
Police Substation Located in the University Park
The substation serves as the base of operations for the Community Policing Team and enables students to take care of basic police services, such as filing a police report or obtaining crime prevention information, in lieu of visiting the primary police facility at the corner of Darby and Prairie. The police substation is located just south of UPA 14 in parking lot G7 and is generally staffed at periodic hours during the teams’ shift, Wednesday through Saturday from 6pm – 4am.
On-Call Duty System
Every night, on-call resident advisors walk the communities, visit with residents, look for security and maintenance concerns, and address policy violations. Community directors are also on-call 24/7. Duty staff phone numbers are posted in residence lobbies.
Blue Light Call Boxes
Emergency blue light call boxes are located throughout the grounds, easy to spot and instantly linking callers to CSUN police dispatchers. There are over 75 emergency blue light phones located throughout the entire CSUN campus.
Entrances to all residential buildings (includes lobbies, hallways, apartments, pool areas, computer lab) are locked and can only be opened with electronic key cards issued to official residents. Intercom systems are used to identify and admit guests. A resident host must accompany guests at all times while in the complex.
The perimeter gates are locked between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. daily. Guest Registration Assistants and Community Service Assistants staff the entrances to confirm residency of people entering the complex and to assist residents in registering their guests.