California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) is committed to promoting a safe and secure environment for all campus members and visitors. CalArts has developed policies and procedures to ensure that every possible precaution is taken to protect persons on campus from harm or theft.
CalArts is a community of over 1,800 students, faculty and staff. CalArts houses approximately 450 students in two on-campus residence halls. The cooperation and involvement of students and employees in a campus safety program are absolutely necessary.
On the CalArts campus, the Campus Safety Office is here to assist and educate community members on how to take measures to ensure their personal safety. In addition, the Institute employs a full-time Risk Management Administrator whose responsibility is to assist in the safety of the CalArts campus and its community.
Campus Safety provides a full range of services to the CalArts community 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round. The department is located in room E100 in the main academic building. Campus Safety telephone numbers:
Note: Please add the Campus Safety phone number to your cell phone address book. This number can be called 24 hours a day for information or in case of emergency.
Potential criminal actions and other emergencies on campus can be reported directly by a student, faculty or staff member by calling the aforementioned telephone numbers.
Note: If the County of Los Angeles Sheriff's Department at 661.255.1121 is called please make CalArts Campus Safety aware of the situation.
Campus Safety Department:
Campus Safety officers are unarmed and have no special or police powers. Their arrest powers are identical to those of a private person, as provided in the California Penal Code section 837. Campus Safety is not a police department, but is responsible for law enforcement, security, and emergency response at CalArts. Campus Safety works closely and cooperatively with the County of Los Angeles Sheriff Department. The Campus Safety Department does not currently operate under agreements such as a written memorandum of understanding (MOU) with state and local police.