Chief’s Message

On behalf of the dedicated officers of the USC Department of Public Safety, I want to thank you for visiting our website. Our public safety team is committed to providing the highest quality service and ensuring the safest environment possible for the entire campus community. We share the university’s ONE USC Safety Vision where everyone feels safe, respected, and protected from being a crime victim.

Here at one of the world’s premier research universities, our public safety team believes in and supports strong community engagement and strives to develop collaborative partnerships throughout the campus and the community. We hold in high regard the significance of diversity, equity, and inclusion and the importance of treating everyone with dignity and respect. We pursue our mission while never losing sight of our department’s core values of integrity, excellence, well-being, open communication, and accountability.

I encourage you to read our website for information about our department, safety tips, statistics on crime, and how to download our mobile safety application, LiveSafe.

We look forward to continuing to serve you.

Fight On!

David Carlisle
Interim Chief and Executive Director