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 suspect used a hammer to forcibly enter the victim’s home. The suspect stole the victim’s property while the victim was in their bedroom. The suspect then left the victim’s home and was last seen walking westbound on Exposition Boulevard. Reported Offense: Burglary Date & Time of Occurrence: 05/13/2024 12:27 p.m. Location: 1300 block of West 37th…