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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 and Triton Rides, a free nighttime shuttle service. 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 4 a.m. daily. 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.

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Request a Triton Ride

Triton Rides is a free, nighttime shuttle service available to UC San Diego students, staff and faculty. Triton Rides will take you from any on-campus location to another on-campus location and within a one-mile radius around campus. 

You can request a ride, between 8 p.m.and 8 a.m. daily, in two ways:

  • Call extension 4-WALK or (858) 534-9255.
  • Use the Tapride app.

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More Information

 If you are a student interested in becoming a Community Service Officer, contact Sgt. Nel Garcia, (858) 822-1130. All Triton Rides drivers must have a valid California driver’s license and complete driver safety training administered by UC San Diego police staff.