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Location:

Police Services building at the corner of Prarie & Darby streets.

Phone: (818) 677-4997
Fax: (818) 677-5816
Mail Code: 8282

Hours of Operation:

Safety Escorts are available Mon-Thurs from dusk to 11:00pm during the Fall & Spring semesters.


Work for Us! Volunteer & Internships also available.

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Personal Safety Escorts

Safety Escorts Poster

Safety Escorts are available Mon-Thurs from dusk to 11:00pm during the Fall & Spring semesters.

When requesting a safety escort, please provide the dispatcher with the following information:

Your name
Your location
A contact number
Your destination

From your cell or any campus phone call: (818) 677-2111


Interested in joining the Matador Patrol?

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Read a Personal Account of Why a CSUN Student Joined the Matador Patrol


About the Matador Patrol:

More than twenty years ago a group of volunteers from the ranks of the University's fraternaties and athletic programs was utilized to augment the University's Police Department by providing the security services for the campus community. What was once a small compliment of students is now a community service organization within the department of Police Services, known as the Matador Patrol.

Over the years, the Community Service Assistant (CSA) Unit of the Department of Police Services has taken on additional responsibilities such as providing the University Park Apartments complex with safety patrols, assisting in special event staffing and participating in a safety watch in the Oviatt Library and Satellite Student Union facilities. Members of Matador Patrol, however, remain true to their founding principle of providing quality personal safety escorts to the Iniversity's community. Solicited Safety Escorts are accomplished by CSA's personally making contact and volunteering to walk with him/her to their destination.

Matador Patrol also act as the "Eyes & Ears" of the Department of Police Services and assist the police as requested. All CSA's are involved in a one-day, nine hour basic training course. Topics include:

  • Department Policies & Procedures
  • Who's Who on campus
  • Night Safety Escort Patrol techniques/procedures
  • Residential Life Safety & Security Procedures
  • Developing Effective Community Relations
  • Aerosol Defense

If you are interested in joining the team, fill out and print an online application and submit it to the Department of Police Services (corner of Darby Ave. & Prairie St.)

From the Coordinator

IMAGE OF POLICE CAPTAIN SCOTT G. VANSCOY, ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR FOR THE MATADOR PATROL

SCOTT G. VANSCOY

Captain, Police Operations

Phone: (818) 677-2764

Mail Code: 8282

scott.g.vanscoy@csun.edu


The mission statement of the Matador Patrol organization is "to serve our academic community by providing night-time personal safety in an efficient and friendly manner."

Matador Patrol members wear easily recognizable uniforms that are red, white and black in color.

Don't be alarmed if you find a Matador Patrol member asking you if you'd like to be escorted to your next destination.

Matador Patrol members are students who are proactive, energetic, and have the best of intentions of ensuring CSUN maintains that reputation as a safe academic community.