Department of Public Safety at LMU

Our mission is to create and ensure a safe environment for the LMU community.

In addition to the Chief, the department employs a complement of managers and supervisors who handle campus patrols, event support, criminal activity, security technology, and access control. The department also maintains a staff of several contract security officers who conduct foot and vehicle patrols of the campus. In addition, LMU DPS employs several work-study students who assist the department with routine office functions and serve as after-hour campus escorts.

LMU Alert

During a campus or area-wide incident or emergency, the university will send important information and instructions to the LMU community via LMU Alert, which may include phone calls, text messages, and/or e-mails to registered users. As of summer 2012, all LMU students are required to register their personal information in LMU Alert. LMU may also utilize a public address system to provide information to learning spaces and offices. Parents can sign up for the parent alert system at
www.lmu.edu/emergencycommunication/lmualert/parents.

LMU Emergency Hotline

In an emergency, parents and LMU community members may obtain information via the LMU Emergency Hotline: (866) 568-2968.

Website

Emergency information may be posted at www.lmu.edu/emergency and/or on the university’s website, www.lmu.edu.

In case of an emergency, a student can:

• Dial 222 from any campus phone
• Call (310) 338-2893 (We advise all students to program this number into their cell phones)
• Go to the Public Safety Office located in the Foley Annex (across from Jamba Juice)
Hours:
DPS is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year