Cal Poly’s Police Department is a full service police agency certified by the California Department of Justice. It has the same responsibilities and authorities as any other law enforcement agency in the State of California and has state-wide authority. It includes a 9-1-1 emergency dispatch center that is responsible for all phones, radio communications, emergency medical dispatch, alarm monitoring and dispatch, and all communications for events. Parking, a major function of the University Police, includes the management of 8,866 parking spaces, three parking structures, parking and event planning and traffic flow. Special Events management staff is responsible for the traffic and parking coordination of over 500 campus events a year which brings approximately 700,000 visitors to campus.
Commuter and Access Services provide resources for alternative transportation in partnership with local transit, regional RideShare, and bicycle organizations. The Escort Van Service provides free transportation for students, faculty and staff on campus and close vicinity of Cal Poly during evening hours.