711 Serra St. Stanford, CA 94305

Welcome to Stanford's Department of Public Safety

Expanded Campus Crime Reporting Requirements

Existing federal law known as the Clery Act requires Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) to report to the university certain specified crimes that occur on campus or property owned or controlled by the university, including short-term rentals and properties located outside the United States. The Stanford Department of Public Safety (DPS) collects this information and reports the statistical information to the Department of Education on an annual basis. This information is available in the university’s Annual Safety and Security Report which is released each year by October 1.

Effective July 1, 2015, California Education Code 67380 requires individuals who meet the definition of a Campus Security Authority to immediately, or as soon as practicably possible, notify local law enforcement when they become aware of any violent crime, sexual assault, hate crime or any attempt to commit one of these crimes. CSAs include police officers, security personnel and persons who control access to buildings and property as well as personnel who have significant responsibility for student and campus activities. Examples of persons who meet the definition of a CSA include coaches, university judicial officers, Title IX staff, Residential Education staff and others who work closely with students (other than faculty engaged in teaching). If you think you might be a CSA or if you have questions about whether your role at the university meets the definition of a Campus Security Authority, please contact the university’s Clery Compliance Coordinator, Annette Spicuzza, at Cleryinfo@stanford.edu.

In order to facilitate the university’s compliance with this new state law, the Stanford DPS has established a 24 hour reporting line to receive CSA reports. The phone number to call is 650-222-5147. Reports made to the compliance call center will be shared with the local law enforcement agency having jurisdiction where the crime occurred. Information reported under this mechanism will also be shared with the university’s Title IX Office; however, individuals are currently required to notify both Stanford DPS and Stanford’s Title IX Office.

Click here for more information and answers to frequently asked questions.

Update on the Stanford Perimeter Trail

The university began construction of the new Stanford Perimeter Trail in May to improve trails and paths for bicyclists and pedestrians, and parking for vehicles.

Over the coming months, the campus community and the public should anticipate construction-related closures and changes.

Eastbound traffic on Stanford Avenue will close between Junipero Serra Boulevard and Raimundo Way starting Monday, June 15. Visit the Parking & Transportation website for additional information.

Fire Update 7/3/15

The vegetation fire that was reported previously in the Lake Lagunita area has been extinguished. Palo Alto Fire Department remains on scene performing inspection and cleanup of the area. The fire was started by a remote controlled plane that crashed. There are no reports of injuries or damage to structures. Nearby student residence buildings will be reopened shortly.

As a precautionary measure, the Dish area is being closed for the remainder of the day. Further updates when available at emergency.stanford.edu or on this site.

Posted 07/03/05

Fire Update 7/3/15

On 7/3/15, around 12:30pm there was a fire at Lake Lagunita. Palo Fire is currently on scene and evacuations are taking place for at following addresses: 1135 Campus Drive (Narnia House) and 1115 Campus Drive (Enchanted Broccoli Forrest.

Please stay away from the area. Updates when available at emergency.stanford.edu or on this site.

Posted 07/03/05

Fire 7/3/2015

A fire started at Lake Lagunita, at approximately 12:30pm. Stay away from the area. Updates when available at emergency.stanford.edu or on this website

Posted 07/03/15

Possible Burglary: Update 6/22/15

On Monday, June 22, 2015 Department of Public Safety received a call reporting a possible burglary on Frenchman’s Rd. While upstairs, the owner of the home heard noises down stairs. When he looked out the window he saw a person wearing a black t-shirt riding a bike down his driveway headed towards Frenchman’s Rd.

Deputies responded to the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

Anyone with additional information should contact the Stanford Police at 650-329-2413.

The Stanford police encourage individuals to keep their doors and windows locked. Additionally, we ask the community to report suspicious and criminal activity to the police as soon as possible by calling 911.

Additional information as it becomes available will be posted at:

http://emergency.stanford.edu or on this site

This message is being sent to you in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.

Posted 06/22/15

Possible Burglary, 06/22/2015 12:00PM

On 06/22/2015 at 12:00PM there was a report of a possible burglary from the 700 block of Frenchman's Road on the Stanford Campus. There is a possible suspect description of an unknown race male wearing a black t-shirt riding a mountain bike in an unknown direction of travel. Be alert and report any suspicious activity immediately.

Posted 06/22/2015

Burglary 06/11/2015 2:06am

On 06/11/2015 at 2:06am, an unknown suspect(s) entered three unlocked and unoccupied rooms at the Ujamaa Dorm located in Lagunita Court on Santa Teresa Street. Various reports of personal property were taken. Please remember to be vigilant, lock your doors, and report any suspicious activity immediately.

Posted 06/11/2015


The Department of Public Safety is located at 711 Serra St., Stanford, CA 94305. You can find us on the corner of Campus Drive and Serra Street, in the Police and Fire building. We are across the street from the Valero gas station on campus. The main office is open Monday-Friday (excluding holidays) from 8am-5pm; however, officers are on duty 24 hours/day, every day of the year.

Our phone number is (650)723-9633. In an emergency, please dial 911.

The Department of Public Safety exists to provide a safe, secure atmosphere that is conducive to freedom of expression and movement for people and their property at Stanford University within the constraints of federal, state and local laws and ordinances.

The members of the Stanford Department of Public Safety are committed to providing high quality, public safety services with a strong emphasis on customer service. To accomplish this goal, we pledge to honor the spirit and letter of the laws we are charged to uphold; we strive to enhance our professional skills and knowledge; and we dedicate our full attention to our duties in order to earn and maintain the public's trust. The hallmarks of our service will be a dedication to the principles of honesty, integrity, fairness, courage and courtesy. We are committed to upholding these values. Let us know how we can best serve you.

Photo:Chief Laura Wilson with Deputy Adam Cullen and Red.
Chief Laura Wilson with Deputy Adam Cullen and Red.