COVID-19 Safety Information and Tips

Keeping our USC community healthy and safe remain the highest priorities of the Department of Public Safety during this COVID-19 pandemic. Please be assured that DPS staff are continuing to patrol and provide high visibility on and off campus. Security provided by Contemporary Services Corporation, known as CSC “Yellow-Jackets,” also remains in the community during…

USC Alert

Under the Clery Act, which requires the University to share certain information with the community, we are writing to share that a member of the University community has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  The positive test result is considered presumptive, pending confirmation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The individual who…

Self-Defense Courses for Women Now Available

The USC Department of Public Safety is offering FREE self-defense courses. The course is a total of 12 hours and is broken down into either four or six hour classes. All classes must be completed to earn full course credit and certification. Weekday, 4 Hour Women’s Basic Self-Defense Courses: Option #1: Monday nights, February 24,…

Welcome 2020 Spring 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…

Winter Break and Holiday Crime Prevention Tips

The Department of Public Safety wishes each student, faculty and staff member a safe and peaceful holiday season. To make the best of your holiday break, we have prepared a safety checklist to aide you while away from your apartment or house. Take a moment to browse through these tips. If you are leaving for…

Sensitive Issues Addressed Here: Letter to Students

Dear Students, Over the last few days, we have been meeting with members of various student groups, reading the emails you and your parents are sending us, and listening to your voices of concern about the tragic deaths of our students. These losses have shaken our community and our sympathy goes out to the families…

2019 West Coast KEMO Car Show

The USC Department of Public Safety (DPS) will host their 4th Annual KEMO car show on Saturday, September 28, 2019, 10am to 3pm. All are welcome to attend this festive occasion to honor the memory of DPS officer Keith Lawrence and his fiancee’ Monica Quan. Background: On Feb. 3, 2013 in Irvine, CA. Keith (a USC…

DPS Congratulates the Class of 2019

The men and women of DPS congratulates the Class of 2019 for your perseverance and achievement in obtaining your degree. We wish each and every one (including those returning next fall) a safe and enjoyable summer.

Moving Out for the Summer?

The Department of Public Safety and USC Housing have teamed up with the American Textile Recycling Services to accept your unwanted clothing, shoes, blankets, and bedding. Where Donation bins are available throughout the surrounding USC community. Click here to view a map of these locations. When Wednesday, May 1st through Wednesday, May 8th Be Smart…