Special Event Security

The UCSF Police Department is responsible for evaluating, recommending and providing security services for all organized events on campus that are requested by campus organizations, Mission Bay Community Center, Regents, and other campus affiliations. Additionally, the Police Department provides dignitary protection to heads of state, other dignitaries and VIPs who visit UCSF campuses.

Security services are provided on a variety of levels to include just police department security guards, just sworn police officers, or a combination of both. Charges for most services are a fixed re-charge per hour fee.

Special Event Security Review

A security review is required for any expressive activity that is planned in advance. To conduct this review, an OrgSync Event Form or Expressive Activities Event Form must be completed in advance and submitted to the authorized University office. All expressive activities organized by off-campus groups incur the same hourly rate for security or police services, regardless of the viewpoint expressed. Student groups organizing expressive activities are eligible for the on-campus group security or police hourly rate; the on-campus rate also does not vary depending on viewpoint.

Re-charge Rates

Costs for security or police services will be the responsibility of the organizer. If, however, the UCSF Police Department determines that a specific viewpoint being expressed requires additional security or police services, in order to ensure public safety, such additional security or police costs will be borne by the University. The UCSF Police Department is solely responsible for the contracting, scheduling, and posting of any security or police personnel on University property. Organizers may not contract with third-party providers of security or police services without advance approval from the UCSF Police Department.  

Re-charge rates per hourly basis are as follows for special events:

Public Safety Ambassadors (security guards): $55
Patrol officers: $108
Patrol sergeants: $119

To request a quotation or evaluation for security services, contact Lieutenant Adrienne Moore at [email protected]

UCSF police officers and security guard