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:

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    Incident Description: The suspects approached the victim while walking on Scarff Street. One of the suspects demanded the victim’s phone, and when the victim refused, the two struggled over the phone. The suspect was able to get the victim’s phone and both suspects were last seen going southbound on Scarff Street towards Adams Boulevard on…