"Public safety involves the prevention of and protection from events that could endanger the safety of the general public from significant danger, injury/harm, or damage, such as crimes or disasters (natural or man-made)." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_safety
Each of the 23 campuses operates a police department, whose peace officers. Each police/public safety department is charged with maintaining a safe campus environment by enforcing federal and state laws, CSU regulations, and the establishment of crime deterrence and prevention related programs.
This Plan addresses the Campus Emergency Management System for extraordinary emergency situations. It strives for compatibility within the California State University (CSU) as well as with the California Emergency Plan. is designed to provide information to emergency response personnel and is basically an administrative guide outlining steps for those personnel and departments contributing essential services in emergency situations. The plan is directed toward flexibility, as the time and extent of a disaster is unpredictable. Each campus department is responsible for formulating and maintaining its own standard operating procedures in support of this plan. This plan meets the new mandates of Chancellor’s Executive Order #1056, enacted March 1, 2011.