On behalf of the men and women of the Mt. San Antonio College Department of Police/Public Safety (DPS), welcome to our website. Our personnel are responsible for patrolling the College grounds and ensuring the safety and security of students, faculty, staff, and all who visit our campus. The DPS motto is “Dedicated to Education and Safety” and our personnel uphold the Mt. SAC Core Values, but particularly integrity and positive spirit. We believe strongly in providing good customer service.
Our personnel are diligent in performing their duties but the College community is made safer through the efforts of all who attend and work here. We need to hear from people who notice something wrong or even when they see something out of the ordinary. If you see something, please say something. DPS has personnel on-duty 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
The direct phone to DPS is (909) 274-4555. In the event of emergency, call 9-1-1. There are also blue emergency phones located at various locations throughout the campus. People can notify DPS anonymously via Text-A-Tip at (909) 274-9560. The DPS office is located in Building 23, on Bonita Drive south of Temple Avenue. We enjoy a partnership with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Fire Department to help us provide the highest quality of emergency response.
We provide many services including campus escorts from 6:30PM to 10:15PM Monday through Thursday, jump-starting dead vehicle batteries, recovering keys locked in vehicles, and assisting with vehicle and pedestrian navigation of the campus. We believe in prevention through education and encourage everyone to make sure they do not leave any valuable items in plain view inside their vehicles. Our parking lots are very busy so we appreciate everyone’s efforts to observe the regulatory signs and designated parking areas. We want attending, working at, or visiting Mt. SAC to be a positive experience for all involved.
We pride ourselves in helping to make Mt. SAC the great institution that it is, and in making people feel safer through our commitment to service.
W. David Wilson, Chief
Mt. SAC Police/Public Safety
Mt. SAC's Public Safety Police Department works diligently to protect us all on campus. They enforce parking regulations to ensure fair and adequate accommodations for our visitors, students, faculty and staff. While every effort is made by the department to keep our campus safe, each of us has the ultimate responsibility for our own personal safety. We have provided information and tips below, as well as within this site, to heighten campus awareness.
For your information, we post a campus security report annually on this website, as well as report a timely advisory of crimes to Campus Police and local police agencies.
Public pay phones are found in many locations on campus. These are coin-operated public phones for general use.
There are also Emergency phones in each parking lot area and many others designated all throughout the campus. These phones are a direct line to campus police for emergency use purposes, so they do not have a dial and do not require coins.
To enhance safety, Mt. SAC offers an evening Campus Escort Service:
Monday - Thursday 6:30 - 10:15 p.m.
Escort stations are located at various campus locations. Escorts can be identified by their yellow jackets and I.D. badges. Call (909) 274-4555 to arrange for an Escort. Click here to view a map of locations.
For Public Safety Police: (909) 274-4555
For Parking: (909) 274-4299
Text-a-Tip: Your anonymous message comes through, but your cell number and identity don’t. Text-a-Tip enables Mt. SAC’s Public Safety officers to reply to your text without knowing your identity!
Public Safety Officers are working on campus 24-Hours a day/7 days a week.
Building 23 (northwest corner)