Faculty and staff residing in University housing may request a security assessment by trained SUDPS crime prevention staff. Stanford building managers may also request an assessment of their facilities.
The assessment will include a review of areas such as doors, locks, windows, and the general perimeter.
If you are going to be away from your home for a period of time and wish the Department of Public Safety to check your home periodically, complete the following form and return it to SUDPS (If you are a frequent traveler, please send us updated information on your absences).
You can also call 650-723-9633 M-F, 8 am - 5 pm to schedule a free spot check of your Stanford residence.
DPS Parking - Interactive Map
Free, one hour visitor parking is located at the end of Pampas Lane just beyond Bonair Siding. The DPS building is located to the left on the map below.
DPS Street View - Interactive Map
We are located at the corner of Pampas Lane and Bonair Siding Road. Enter Pampas Lane from Serra Street, pass the credit union and make a left on Bonair Siding Road. Alternatively, enter Bonair Siding Road from Campus Drive (near Maples Pavilion) and travel down Bonair Siding Road to our new building at 233 Bonair Siding Road. The front entrance to the building is near the flagpole on Bonair Siding.
The Live Scan office is located inside the Public Safety lobby.
One hour free parking is located at the end of Pampas Lane just beyond Bonair Siding.
The members of the Stanford University Department of Public Safety are committed to the goal of providing high quality services with a positive, cooperative attitude.
To achieve that goal:
We pledge to honor the spirit and letter of the laws we are charged to uphold.
We will dedicate our full attention to our duties in order to promote a safe environment while earning and maintaining the public's trust.
We will endeavor to continually enhance our professional skills and knowledge.
We will hold each other accountable for demonstrating professional and ethical behavior.
We will actively identify and pursue opportunities to improve our department and the ways we serve the campus community.
The hallmarks of our service are a constant dedication to the principles of honesty, integrity, fairness, courage and courtesy.
About The SEP Position
Special Events Patrol officers (SEPs and SSEPs) are non-sworn, unarmed security personnel who work part-time at Stanford University. SSEPs are student employees who work many of the same details as non-student SEPs, but may also be tasked with special projects within the Department of Public Safety.
SEPs wear a uniform and a duty belt with limited gear. Assignments vary and are available on all shifts (days, evenings, weekend, including Holidays). Outdoor work is required at all times of the year. SEPs are casual, non benefits eligible employees working on-call at less than half time. The position can require moderate to strenuous activity.
The ideal candidate must be physically fit and able to adapt physically and psychologically to frequently changing needs and priorities. Strong customer service and interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively using a two-way radio even during stressful situations, the ability to problem solve, a high level of energy, enthusiasm and flexibility are key characteristics of the successful incumbent.
SEP Job Duties
Duties include but are not limited to:
Providing security, crowd management, and traffic control services during special events and emergencies including standing a security post in a potentially dangerous location.
Patrolling designated areas of the University by foot, motor vehicle or other DOT approved method of transportation for suspicious and/or illegal behavior, safety hazards, unlocked doors, opportunities to assist the public, etc.
Providing directions and assistance to community members and visitors.
Posting no-parking signs, deploying cones, flares, setting up and moving barricades and other traffic control equipment.
Providing traffic and pedestrian control.
Enforcing violations of the University’s Parking Code.
Exceptional customer service skills. Ability to interact well with the public and maintain a positive, professional attitude even under trying circumstances.
Effective oral / written communication skills including the ability to interact with a diverse group of people.
Flexibility and calmness in dealing with the public even under stressful conditions.
Ability to assimilate and understand information in a manner consistent with the essential job functions and translate information accurately and effectively to others. Ability to follow verbal and written directions.
Ability to use sound judgment and independence in determining priorities and handling situations.
Knowledge of and/or ability to learn and apply a variety of University and departmental policies.
Ability to keep sensitive information strictly confidential at all times.
Ability to use and/or learn to use two-way radio for communication even during stressful conditions.
Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor.
Familiarity and/or ability to learn the Stanford Campus.
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
Desire to learn, accept and promote the Department’s Core Values.
Ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include sitting or standing for extended periods of time, sometimes in inclement weather conditions, and operating assigned office equipment.
Ability to push, pull and move 75 pounds; ability to repeatedly lift 25 lbs to a height of 18-24 inches.
Must be 18 years of age or older.
Minimum education required: High School diploma or GED.