Fresno State Police Department (FSPD)

Fresno State Police Department (FSPD) is located at 2311 East Barstow Ave (the southeast corner of Barstow and Jackson Avenues). The Police Department is operational 24 hours a day, year round, and exists to provide safety and security for students, staff, faculty, and visitors. Our law enforcement responsibilities govern University property and officers have full peace officer powers, including arrest per California Penal Code Section 830.2. Per state statute, our authority extends one mile beyond any university boundary and officers are afforded peace officers privileges throughout the State. Police Officers comply with peace officer standards set forth by the California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Commission. The Police Department is staffed with twenty-two (22) full-time peace officers and a communications center with seven (7) full-time dispatchers. Emergency assistance is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Fresno State Police Department works closely with the Fresno Police Department, Fresno Sheriff’s Department, Clovis Police Department, and California Highway Patrol. The Fresno Police Department responds to the campus when immediate support is needed because the campus is within the City of Fresno. All of the aforementioned law enforcement agencies generously provide assistance upon request to include patrol responses, canines, horses, helicopter, dignitary protection, crowd control at scheduled events, and other law enforcement needs. The university annually reviews a memorandum of understanding with the Fresno Police Department regarding mutual assistance pursuant to the Kristen Smart Act for Uniform Crime Report Part I Crimes.

Student Affairs maintains contact with recognized fraternity and sorority organizations through the efforts of the Greek Affairs Advisor. Fresno State Police Department members do not provide law enforcement service to off-campus residences of recognized fraternity and sorority organizations nor are activities off-campus recognized by university authority. Criminal activity at recognized fraternity and sorority residences is monitored and recorded by the Fresno Police Department's Northeast Policing District. Student Affairs and Fresno State Police Department members enjoy a close working relationship with the Northeast Policing District’s Problem Oriented Policing, and Tactical teams when violations of federal, state, or local laws surface. This cooperative team approach addresses situations as they arise as well as future concerns.