News Release| Public Safety; Cal State L.A.

March 22, 2011

Cal State L.A. introduces new Public Safety building

Grand opening of the new building set for Friday, Mar. 25

What & Who:
The new Public Safety building—located at the northern end of Lot 1, adjacent to the Welcome Center on Paseo Rancho Castillo and near the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center—will roll out the “gold and black” carpet to officially celebrate its grand opening.

Friday, Mar. 25, 2011 – 10 a.m.
Festivities will include tours of the new building and light refreshments.


Cal State L.A—Public Safety. The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Freeway, at the interchange of the 10 and 710 freeways. (Public permit dispenser parking is available in Parking Structure A.  Overflow parking is available in Lots 5 and 7.)

The Public Safety building—a $6.8 million, one-story, 16,300-square-foot facility—features a four-station police dispatch center, equipped with flat-screen televisions and state-of-the-art surveillance cameras to monitor campus activities. There is also a day-to-day briefing room and a large training room with network access, a desktop computer, projector and video feed. Other amenities include a detective unit, soundproof interrogation room, evidence processing room with storage lockers, secure holding cells with individual toilets, armory closet, locker rooms with showers, a lunchroom that converts into a command center, records storage, and administrative and staff offices.

Since 2001, the University Police has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. Officers are available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. For more information about Public Safety services at Cal State L.A., call (323) 343-3700 or go to /univ/police/.  

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Working for California since 1947: The 175-acre hilltop campus of California State University, Los Angeles is at the heart of a major metropolitan city, just five miles from Los Angeles’ civic and cultural center. More than 20,000 students and 215,000 alumni—with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds—reflect the city’s dynamic mix of populations. Six Colleges offer nationally recognized science, arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education and humanities programs, among others, led by an award-winning faculty. Cal State L.A. is home to the critically-acclaimed Luckman Jazz Orchestra and to a unique university center for gifted students as young as 12. Programs that provide exciting enrichment opportunities to students and community include an NEH- and Rockefeller-supported humanities center; a NASA-funded center for space research; and a growing forensic science program, housed in the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center.