The University does not maintain a security or police force as part of our general operations. Any suspicious or criminal activity should be reported to the Palo Alto Police Department. In the event of an emergency, community members are urged to dial 911. To report a situation of a non-emergency nature, the general Palo Alto police department numbers are as follows: (650) 329-2406 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or (650) 329-2413 after hours.
On the Costa Mesa campus, to report a situation of a non-emergency nature, community members should call (714) 754-5252.
In addition, any suspicious activity or criminal incident should be reported to Facilities. The Facilities Manager will ensure that the proper authorities are notified and that the Executive Management Committee is made aware of the incident as well. Access to University facilities is limited to authorized personnel, students, and guests. Facilities are generally locked when not in use. The Facilities Manager issues building keys to authorized parties.