Personal Safety

On this page, you can sign up for text alerts via OtterALERTS, learn how to report a crime, and find tips for staying safe on campus.

Emergency text message alerts

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For CSUMB students, staff and faculty

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For parents, supporters, visitors and community members

You can sign up for OtterAlerts by registering your cell phone number. If you have already registered a phone, you can also update your information.

Reporting a crime

In emergency, call 911.

If you are a victim or a witness of a crime, report it to the University Police Department as soon as possible either in person or by calling 831-655-0268.

Community members may provide tips regarding crimes anonymously either by calling 831-582-4747 or online.

Blue-light Phone and Emergency Call Box Map & Listing


Call 831-655-0268 to request a Night Walk.

The Night Walk Service provides escorts between main campus locations to anyone regardless of their affiliation with CSUMB. Escorts will be provided on foot and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The service is provided by CSO's Monday through Friday evenings from 5pm to midnight during the fall and spring semesters, and police officers during the times CSO's are not staffed.

Crime prevention and safety resources

Everyday tips

If you would like additional crime prevention information, please contact the University Police Department (831) 655-0268.