Fresno State Police Department Authority

The 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, 365 days a year, 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 per California Penal Code Section 830.2(c). 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 23 full-time peace officers and a communications center with seven full-time dispatchers. Emergency assistance is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The Fresno State Police Department works closely with the Fresno Police Department, Fresno Sheriff’s Department, Clovis Police Department, and California Highway Patrol. 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 Involvement maintains contact with recognized fraternity and sorority organizations. 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.

Criminal Activity Off-Campus

University Police may provide law enforcement service to off-campus residences of recognized fraternity and sorority organizations. Criminal activity at off campus sites and recognized fraternity and sorority residences that occurs in the City of Fresno is monitored and recorded by the Fresno Police Department. Crimes at these off-campus addresses are reflected in the Non-Campus Property category in this report. The University Police continue to have a close working relationship with the Fresno Police Department when violations of federal, state, or local laws occur. 

On-Campus Student Housing Facilities

For the purposes of the Clery Act regulations, as well as the HEA fire safety and missing student notifications regulations, any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonable contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus, is considered an On-Campus Student Housing facility.