UCSB Police Department

Timely Warnings

The UCSB Alert system was created to enhance and promote safety on campus by providing students, faculty, and staff with timely access to important information. The system sends two types of communications to the campus community - "timely warnings" and "emergency notifications."

"Timely warnings" are issued regarding serious crimes that UCSB deems to be a continuous risk to the campus community. In addition to warning community members, these alerts can aid in crime prevention. The timely warnings are required pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Campus Security Act.

"Emergency notifications" have a wider focus than the timely warnings and are issued for any significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate active threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on the campus.

The UCSB Police Department would also like to remind you that the safety of our campus is a shared responsibility. All students, faculty and staff play an important role in enhancing campus safety by being vigilant, reporting suspicious activity and using the Community Service Officer (CSO) Escort Service. The CSO is a free service offered by the UCSB Police Department and may be readily accessed by calling (805) 893-2000 or the UCSB police dispatch at (805) 893-3446.