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Civil disturbances

Disturbances may occur on the CSU Long Beach campus for a variety of reasons from planned mass demonstrations, VIP visits, and impromptu counter-demonstrations to individuals disrupting classes. 

As an institution of higher learning the CSU Long Beach encourages individuals to exercise the privileges granted them under the First Amendment.  Healthy discourse is the cornerstone to higher education. The University provides individuals open public locations on the campus where those privileges may be exercised.  Those wishing more information on these areas are encouraged to contact Student Life and Development  at (562) 985-4181 and/or see the University Regulations.

Campus Community

Single individual disturbing the peace

  • When a person’s actions either in a classroom or outside create a disturbance of the peace contact the University Police at (562) 985-4101 or in an emergency 9-1-1 from any campus phone.
  • Provide the dispatcher
    • Description of the nature of the disturbance.
    • Description of the individual(s).
    • Location of the disturbance.
    • How or where officers can contact you.

Multiple persons disturbing the peace

  • When the actions of a group either in a classroom or outside create a disturbance of the peace contact the University Police at (562) 985-4101 or in an emergency 9-1-1 from any campus phone.
  • Provide the dispatcher
    • Description of the nature of the disturbance
    • Description of the individual(s)
    • Location of the disturbance
    • How or where officers can contact you

University Administration / University Police

  • The University Police will provide Dignitary Protective services to any visiting dignitary or liaise with other recognized agencies such as the California Highway Patrol or Secret Service, or private security firms, while they are providing protection on the CSU Long Beach campus.
  • When appropriate the University Police, or designated University Administrator, will arrange a meeting with the event organizers or event representatives to resolve issues and gather information on the effects of the event on the CSU Long Beach campus.
  • At the discretion of the University Police the incident and any actions may be video taped by Police personnel.
  • The University Police will ensure that the appropriate notifications are made to the University Police Administration and that the appropriate reports are filed detailing the events as well as actions taken.
  • Based on the response needs the Incident Commander will request the University Police Chief, or his/her designee, to institute a mutual aid request to any necessary response organization needed to assist in the response effort.  This may include, but is not limited to:
    • The City of Long Beach
    • The County of Los Angeles 
    • State and Federal Agencies
    • The CSU Critical Response Unit
    • Other CSU campuses
    • Volunteer Agencies which specialize in disaster response

Return to Normal Operations

If the incident has resulted in the evacuation of part or all of a campus building(s) then those areas will remain closed until the University Police determines:

  • The area is safe to occupy
  • All immediate police and rescue activity has been completed.
  • Any and all crime scene investigations have been completed.
  • There is no longer a need to keep the area closed.

NOTE:  Due to the complexities involved in the preservation, collection, and investigation of evidence some areas may remain closed longer than others.