Welcome to USC DPS

We are one of the largest university public safety agencies in the nation. DPS has  more than 300 full-time members. Under the leadership of Chief Lauretta Hill, DPS is responsible for providing public safety services to the university community. Our patrol area is the University Park Campus and two and one-half square miles surrounding the campus, and the Health Sciences Campus, and about one square mile surrounding that campus. DPS operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment conducive to learning.

DPS Mission & Values

We serve the USC community by providing a safe, secure, and welcoming environment through community engagement, technology, collaborative partnerships, and commitment in support of USC’s mission for all students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors to realize their full potential intellectually, educationally, spiritually, and through their social pursuits.

DPS has embraced the university’s Unifying Values as our department’s values. They are:

  • News & Announcements

    Spring Break GIFT Parking and LAX Shuttle Service

    The USC Department of Public Safety and USC Transportation are pleased to announce secure parking for the Spring break at no cost to students, faculty, and staff. Operation GIFT (the Group Initiative For Theft Prevention) offers free parking at the UPC Grand Avenue Parking Structure (UPX) and HSC Valley Parking Lot (VPL). If you are…