CSOs are equipped with digital radios which allow them to be in constant contact with the Police Dispatch and Police Officers. CSOs are in no way considered bodyguards in a physical sense, yet they are responsible and trained to contact an officer when needed. Once a safety escort is requested, the dispatcher will ask for your name, location, a room number if applicable, whether you are walking or riding a bike, and your specific destination. Note on round trips: After escorting you to your location, CSO's will return to their patrol duties, they will not wait outside or inside for you. You must call for an additional CSO safety escort upon return.
The CSO Safety Escort Service can be used by simply calling the Police Dispatch through the Safety Escort Phone Line at 805-893-2000. Safety Escorts can also be requested through the Blue Emergency Phones located all over campus.