Safety & Emergency
Both the University and the city of Santa Cruz police departments will be monitoring suspicious behaviors, incidents and crimes occurring on and near the Westside Research Park. In order for the campus police to acquire sufficient information to evaluate the current and future safety needs, users of the Westside Research Park are encouraged to contact the police for any and all situations that appear out of the norm.
Your efforts to report any and all incidents will not only ensure the future safety of the campus but will also help the purpose and cause of the Westside Research Park & Coastal Science Campus Safety Committee, which in part is to review campus security policies and practices with UCSC administrators to ensure users of the Westside Research Park are provided a safe and healthy workplace and public access environment.
Submit a Community Request for Service Portal (CRSP) to the City of Santa Cruz
When to Call 9-1-1 Vs. Dispatch
If a situation “appears or feels” like an emergency or is perceived as threatening to life, safety or property then call 9-1-1.
9-1-1 calls from campus land lines are directed to UCSC campus police
9-1-1 calls from cell phones are routed to the closest dispatch center
If a situation is not an immediate threat but could be perceived as being suspicious or leading to a potential threat to life, safety or property then call 9-1-1.
If a situation requires officer assistance within a specific timeframe then call 9-1-1.
If a situation is a non-emergency matter and needs to be reported to the campus police (vandalism, noise violations, non-violent trespassing, violation of dog policy, etc) for monitoring, citation purposes or for recording incidents then call dispatch at 459-2231.
Text to 9-1-1 service now available
Who Should Report the Incident
An individual that witnesses a situation and can identify the person(s) involved should be the person reporting the incident to the police. This person is called the 1st reporting party.
If an individual that did not witness the incident is notified and/or asked to report an incident then this person should encourage and advise the witness to file the report directly with the police so specific details (time, behavior, dress, description, etc) are not lost in translation.
If the 1st reporting party isn’t able to call the police then the reporting individual should get as much detail as possible from the witness before filing the report on behalf of the witness.
Request Specific Services from the Police
If you want/need immediate police assistance then be sure to request this during the call to 9-1-1 or dispatch.
The dispatcher should be able to give you an indication of response time or let you know if the matter needs to be attended to at a later time.
If you want to know how the situation was resolved by the police then you need to notify dispatch that you want a follow up call by the police officer that investigated and responded to the incident.
Please note- If this service is not requested then no follow up will occur.
Be sure to note the time of your call ,the name of the dispatcher, and ask for the incident number.
Finding Out Outcome of Incident
If a follow up call was requested but no call was received then the person who reported the incident needs to call dispatch for an update. The campus and city police do not like to report or disclose confidential information to parties who are not directly affiliated with the incident and/or report.