Safety & Security

The UCSF Police Department collaborates with UC Hastings to provide law enforcement and support services

UC Hastings is committed to enhancing and preserving the quality of the learning opportunities and life experiences of each member of our community by actively working in collaboration with the UCSF Police Department to make our campus a safe place for you to live, work, study and visit. We also recognize that all members of the campus community share in the responsibility of maintaining our safe environment. To that end, our website provides relevant and practical information to help you prevent and better respond in the event of a crime or public safety emergency.

Hastings Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
This report contains statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the College, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. This report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, timely warning of crimes, sexual violence and policies relating to personal safety at UC Hastings.

Crime Alerts at Hastings & Clery Daily Crime Log
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is the landmark federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act, that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. The UCSF Crime Prevention Unit maintains crime statistics for UC Hastings.

Download the Hastings Safe App & Register for Warn Me Alerts
Hastings Safe is UC Hastings’ health and safety app for the campus community. The app includes notifications and alerts, tools for staying safe on campus, emergency response guides, maps features and a variety of health, safety and wellness resources. It is available to download free from the iOS or Android app stores. WarnMe is a multi-modal emergency notification system used to inform the community about incidents and emergencies affecting the College. Registration for WarnMe alerts and emergency contact information is provided through MyHastings. Current students, faculty and staff can verify that they are registered for WarnMe alerts, by visiting MyHastings and selecting the link in the Launchpad for “Update Emergency Contact Info.”

COVID-19 Community Updates
UC Hastings Law follows guidance provided by local, state, and federal health officials while working in close collaboration with the emergency management teams of the University of California Office of the President and UC campuses to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and continually identify effective responses. Please visit the UCH COVID-19 Pandemic MyHastings page for more information regarding campus-related updates, policies, and resources.

Security Services

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Safety Escorts

UC Hastings provides daily van escorts and the UCSF Police Department provides “walking” escorts to the UC Hastings community. To add to the safety of our community, the UCSF Police Department also patrols the streets around the College buildings in the evenings.

Campus Identification Cards

All members of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law community must carry with them at all times their UC Hastings-issued photo ID card. Your ID card must be displayed at all times while on campus, and shown upon entry to any of UC Hastings campus buildings.

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Lost and Found

Should any of your possessions become missing while either on campus, at the parking garage or at the residential Tower, please stop by the Front Desk in the lobby of 198 McAllister Street to check the Lost and Found Recovered Property Log. If you find any unattended personal property please turn it in to Lost and Found as soon as possible.

Need to File a Police Report?

Non-emergency crime victims should call the non-emergency line, 415-476-1414, to report the crime. A police officer will take a written report and conduct a thorough preliminary investigation. A follow-up contact by the UCSF Police will be made within three business days.

If you wish to report an incident of receiving annoying phone calls, petty theft, vandalism or lost property, this can be done at  the UCSF Police department or contact 415-476-1414.

You may also call 415-565-4611 (or 4611 from a campus phone) to speak with an onsite Officer.

Emergency Procedures

What is an Emergency? A 911-emergency is any situation in which immediate police, fire, or medical response is required to preserve life or property, such as:

  • a fire
  • a fight
  • a chemical spill
  • someone choking
  • a crime in progress
  • a serious injury or illness
  • a situation involving weapons
  • sounding of an emergency whistle
  • an assault or immediate danger of assault

In every emergency, seconds count. Use 911 only for emergencies. Misuse of 911 may delay response to a legitimate emergency—and it’s against the law. Do not call 911 to report a loud party, missing property, power outages, or a crime no longer in progress and not requiring an immediate response to preserve life or property.

Contact Us

UCSF Police Department
Non-Emergency Dispatch Line: (415) 476-1414

From your cell phone: (415) 476-6911
From a campus phone: 9+911

When in doubt, dial 911 from any phone whenever you need emergency response.

UC Hastings Non-Emergency Contact Information
Security Desk at 200 McAllister: (415) 565-4611

Security Desk at Cotchett Law Center at 333 Golden Gate: (415) 565-4888

Security Desk at 100 McAllister, Available 24/7 for any Campus Needs: (415) 581-8900

UCSFPD, Security Officer Supervisor
Chris Mastache
(415) 741-4819

24/7 UC Hastings Law Security Supervisor available at (415) 760-5873 or