Changes to GIFT Parking at HSC and Notre Dame football event parking

We have two important parking updates to share. Health Sciences Campus GIFT Parking Update The number of parking reservations using our GIFT (Group Initiative For Theft Prevention) free parking at HSC has far exceeded expectations based on previous participation levels. The Biggy Parking Structure has limited availability and serves paid permit holders, hospital visitors and…

2022 Thanksgiving & Winter Recess GIFT Parking

The USC Department of Public Safety and USC Transportation are pleased to announce a free parking program during the winter break for students, faculty, and staff. Now in its 17th year, Operation GIFT (Group Initiative For Theft Prevention) offers free parking at the UPC Grand Ave Parking Structure and HSC Valley Parking Lot. beginning Monday,…

Welcome 2022 Fall New Students

The Department of Public Safety welcomes you the University of Southern California and to the City of “Angels,” Los Angeles, California. USC is located in the heart of the City of Los Angeles, a vibrant, diverse, modem city with all the benefits and problems of an urban lifestyle. Being in the heart of a major…

Before You Moveout

Fellow Trojans, It’s the end of the school year, one more test question: How can you give back to the community, help reduce crime and improve the environment? Answer: The Department of Public Safety and USC Housing have teamed up with the One World Clothing and Shoes and Goodwill to accept your clothing, blankets, bed sheets and non-perishable…

DPS Crime Prevention Tips

Before you head out or sleep, remember to: Lock your doors, close and lock your windows, and keep valuables out of plain view. The most effective way to curb this crime is for community members to do their part. Remind yourself of the safety tips and share them with your peers, friends, and neighbors.

2021 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report Notice of Availability

Today, the USC Department of Public Safety posted the 2021 Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (ASR). This report is called for by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, a federal law that requires colleges and universities across the country to disclose information about crimes reported on campus…

USC Security Ambassadors

The Department of Public Safety is changing vendors for our Security Ambassador Program starting today. Allied Universal Security is the new vendor for the program, which provides a high-visibility security presence in our campus community.  The security ambassadors will wear a brightly colored red and yellow shirt or jacket, just like what the campus community…

Increased Safety Measures

HEIGHTENED SAFETY MEASURES The university is increasing its safety and security measures off-campus in the university park area.  Please remain alert and vigilant when out in areas adjacent to campus – walk in pairs or groups and utilize the ‘Safe Ride’ program or the ‘Safe Walk’ feature on the LiveSafe mobile app. These additional measures…

2020 Annual Security Report is Available

The USC Department of Public Safety today posted the 2020 Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (ASR). This report is mandated by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, a federal law that requires colleges and universities across the country to disclose information about crimes reported on campus and…