Message from the Department of Public Safety

Dear USF Community,

The University of San Francisco (USF) is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Our policing philosophy is built on two pillars: partnership and problem solving with our community. To that end, we are pleased to present the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

This report is prepared by the Department of Public Safety, which is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of the USF community from all hazards, including crime. Public Safety is the primary department responsible for providing security and law enforcement services for the university.

This report will provide you with information on safety and security at each of the USF campuses and locations: Hilltop Campus, Downtown Campus, Orange County Campus, Sacramento Campus, Santa Rosa location, and South Bay location. Inside you will find information on crime prevention and protection programs, policies and procedures for reporting crime, personal safety education, victim assistance services, fire safety, and other materials to assist you in maintaining your safety and security.

This report is provided in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA). VAWA has amended the Clery Act to require institutions to compile statistics, policies, procedures, and programs for incidents of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

We encourage you to read this information and consider how it can assist you and our community collectively to prevent and respond to crime, and to prepare for and respond to emergencies. For more information or questions regarding this document, please visit Thank you for taking the time to review this information and joining with us in creating a safe and secure community.

Daniel L. Lawson
Senior Director and Chief
Department of Public Safety