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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe one campus especially since I live on campus. Officers are always patrolling around the campus and there are plenty of safety precautions that the school and police department partakes in. Students get emails informing them on what currently happens on or around campus. We also get texts and phone calls from the school when there is an emergency or alert.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus at all times. Every where you turn you can find a police officer or someone with authority. They make themselves very available for anyone in need.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Amazing. I feel safe at night. There has been incidence however, the attacker was not from our school sadly the victim was.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The health center at my school give much attention and worry to the students health giving free HIV tests, condoms and more simple first aid care.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are emergency call boxes all over campus, close enough to one another that a student can always be near one. Our school required all students to take an online course that educates one on sexual assault. I personally do not walk alone on campus after sunset out of habit but there have been very few reports of assault.


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Let’s be honest: Pomona is not a very safe city. Pomona is known to have a high crime rate and more than a few seedy areas. However, Cal Poly Pomona in itself is a very safe area. Within the confines of CPP property, University Police patrol constantly for any criminal or suspicious activity. Their station is located on campus next to the parking structure, and all of their reports are put into the “Police Blotter” in the Poly Post. Definitely read this section; along with being informative, a lot of times it’s entertaining to read about the crazy calls they get! There are tall blue poles prominently displayed throughout the parking lots, which are emergency phone stations. The Bronco Express shuttle runs all around campus, the parking lots, and the Village. Also, CPP has an escort service at night that can drive you to your car if you don’t feel safe.

If you decide to venture outside of CPP grounds for a party (and let’s face it, you will), just be smart about it. The fraternity houses are smack dab in the middle of Pomona, so make sure when you go to parties you bring a friend to walk to and from your car with. When you get to your car, lock your doors. Just play it smart and you can have a fun and safe time in Pomona.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 12
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 4
  • Vehicle Theft: 14
Security Office
University Police Department
Building 109
911 (emergencies) (909) 869-3070 (non-emergencies)
Safety Services
  • 24-hour patrols
  • Community Service Officer (CSO) Program
  • Crime logs and warnings
  • Emergency telephones
  • Residence hall meetings
  • Safety escorts
  • Self-defense classes
Health Center
Student Health Services (SHS)
Building 46
(909) 869-4000
Monday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Birth control
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
  • Pharmacy for prescription and non-prescription medications at low costs
  • Urgent care
  • Vaccinations and immunizations
  • X-rays
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
The University Police Department hires students as volunteers, interns, and paid employees. If you are interested in law enforcement as a profession, or are simply looking for a job on campus, check out their Web site for more information:

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 136 responses

  • 15% Theft/robberies
  • 14% None
  • 14% Walking alone
  • 10% Criminal activity near campus
  • 9% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 6% Non-students on campus
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 4% Drugs
  • 3% Excessive drinking
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 95 responses

Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
  • Alcohol plays a significant role in sexual assault on campus.
  • Campus administrators provide a supportive environment for victims of sexual assault.
  • Campus administrators work hard to actively prevent sexual assaults on our campus.
  • A friend, a classmate, or I have been a victim of sexual assault on/near our campus.
  • Our campus has easily accessible support services in place to address sexual assaults.
  • Sexual assaults are a serious problem on campus.
  • Students take the issue of sexual assault on campus seriously.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 138 responses

  • 19% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 60% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 12% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 8% Not very visible.
  • 1% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 173 responses

  • 30% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 49% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 18% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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