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Crimes in Progress

The CSU Long Beach is no different than any other small community in regards to criminal activity.  Although the University Police strives to create a safe and crime free environment for the faculty, staff, and students crime does occur on the campus.  Anyone who is victimized by crime or witnesses a crime progress on the campus should take the following actions.

Types of Crimes in Progress:

Campus Community

If you are the victim of a crime, or witness a crime in progress call the University Police at either 9-1-1 from a campus phone or (562) 985-4101.

Use 9-1-1 to report any crime in progress or other emergency.

When calling the police be ready to tell the dispatcher

  • What happened
  • Who was involved
  • Any injuries
  • Description of the suspect
  • Were any weapons involved
  • Last known direction of travel
  • Where the victim is
  • Stay on the line until the dispatcher lets you go, there may be more information they want after dispatching police units.

Untrained and unequipped persons should not attempt to apprehend or interfere with a criminal except in the case of self-protection.  There are many well documented instances where well meaning but unequipped individuals have been seriously injured or worse while attempting to apprehend a suspect.

Rather than try to apprehend the suspect try to get the best description possible. Note the suspect’s height, weight, sex, race, age, clothing, method and direction of travel.  If the suspect is in a motor vehicle try to note the license plate, make, model, and color.

University Administration / University Police

The University Police is a full service police agency.  The department is open 24 hours a day 365 days a year.  The officers are full sworn peace officers anywhere in the state of California.

The University Police are responsible for responding to and investigating all crimes that occur on the campus of the CSU Long Beach. 

Where appropriate, and with probable cause, the University Police will arrest or seek criminal charges against a named and identified criminal suspect.

The University Police will coordinate with the Los Angeles County District Attorneys Office and the Long Beach City Prosecutors Office in seeking any criminal complaint.