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community service officers

Community Service Officer Program

The police department employs only UC San Diego students as Community Service Officers (CSO) who provide many safety-related services, including year-round campus safety escorts. Additional CSO duties include:

  • Patrol parking lots
  • Lock buildings
  • Provide additional security at campus events
  • Assist with medical emergencies (all CSOs are trained in CPR/First Aid)

Request a Safety Escort

Call extension 4-WALK or (858) 534-9255 from sunset to sunrise. After 1 a.m., police department staff may provide this service. 

You can arrange a repeating escort so a CSO will meet you at the same place and time, which makes it more convenient to get a late-night escort.

Become a CSO

If you are a student interested in becoming a Community Service Officer, contact Lt. Nel Garcia, (858) 822-1130.