About Campus Safety


Provide a safe and secure learning environment for the university community and protect the assets of Azusa Pacific University.


Be a leader in exceptional customer service, model dignity and respect of others, show mercy over judgment, and offer accountability.


  • God First
  • Honor
  • Integrity
  • Team Work
  • Commitment

About Campus Safety

APU’s Department of Campus Safety is located on the first floor of Adams Hall on East Campus. The department consists of more than 100 employees, including 4 executive team members (chief, deputy chief, and two lieutenants), 1 administrative coordinator to the chief, 1 parking coordinator, 25 staff officers, 2 dispatchers, and about 100 student workers who patrol the campus and respond to emergencies. APU requires all staff officers to complete training and receive certification from a California Peace Officer’s Standards and Training Certified Academy in powers of arrest and search and seizure (832 PC), as well as obtain certification from the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services to operate as a Campus Safety Officer and carry a baton and pepper spray.

The Department of Campus Safety works with city, county, state, and federal law enforcement authorities. Agencies collaborate whenever possible on investigations and crime prevention programs to provide the best possible service to the APU community.