CHARGE TO THE CSULB POLICE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT GROUP
The CSU Long Beach University Police Department (UPD) has served the CSULB campus and surrounding community as a professional, P.O.S.T. certified law enforcement agency since January 23, 1974. The department has worked hard to provide fair, honest, and impartial service to the campus. In support of our shared governance model and to strengthen partnerships with the groups and communities we serve, the CSULB University Police Department, has established the Community Engagement Group.
The purpose of the Community Engagement Group is to proactively and transparently seek advice, counsel, and insight of our community members regarding issues that impact the safety and quality of life of the students, faculty, staff and visitors to our campus. The group will consult with other centers and groups across campus, bring in subject matter experts as necessary, and provide innovative ways for campus stakeholders to interact.
The Community Engagement Group will meet every Fall and Spring semester and will work directly with the Chief of Police in identifying and addressing public safety issues, recommending solutions, and seeking out cross- divisional partnerships to improve the overall experience of all campus members.
Specifically, the Community Engagement Group will:
- Identify current public safety issues that impact the CSULB community;
- Act as liaison between the campus community and UPD;
- Receive regular updates and summary of activities of the UPD, including current trends impacting the campus;
- Examine and provide recommendations concerning matters of public safety, campus policy, or suggested community resources to positively impact community experience;
- Include considerations for providing Culture of Care in safety-related services or activities.
The Community Engagement Group is intended to be nimble and impactful and will be comprised of students, faculty, and staff who are representative of our CSULB community. The members shall be as follows:
- Representative Office of the President
- Academic Senate Chair, or designee
- Long Beach Community Member
- ASI President, or designee
- Commission of Equity and Diversity, representative
- One ASI student-at-large for diversity
- One staff member selected from Staff Council on a rotating basis
- AVP University Access and Retention
- One representative from Counseling and Psychological Services
- One faculty member selected on a rotating basis
- One officer of the CSULB University Police Department
- Chief of Police
The Community Engagement Group will provide an annual summary of its activities and discussions, which will be posted on the University Police Department website, provided to the university president, and made publicly available.
Thank you for your willingness to serve in this capacity and for your contributions to the safety of our CSULB community.