Campus Safety

Your safety is our No. 1 concern

PennWest California is committed to maintaining a safe, secure environment for learning, living and working. The PennWest California Police Department is on duty 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

To report an emergency or crime on campus, visit the police station in the Pollock Building on Hamer Way, near the railroad crossing, or use the nearest campus phone to call HELP (4357) or 911.

Register for PennWest California Text Alerts

PennWest California Alerts is a cellphone text messaging system that provides notification about emergency situations that pose an imminent physical threat to the University community. Students, faculty, staff and administrators must register to receive the alerts. Read frequently asked questions or get more information about text alerts. 

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Campus Safety


Learn more about the PennWest California Police Department and the measures they take to help keep our students, employees and visitors safe.

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Guides and Reports


View the Quick Reference Guide for Emergencies, see PennWest California's crime and fire statistics, and review evacuation procedures for people with disabilities.

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PennWest California has developed policies for the safety of students, faculty and staff. Read more about these policies here.