Crime Prevention

The majority of crimes on campus are crimes of opportunity. The most common items reported stolen are bicycles, backpacks, skateboards and unattended clothing in laundry rooms. Items most commonly stolen from vehicles include backpacks/duffel bags, purses, jewelry in plain view, and even parking permits. Keeping your valuables with you at all times, or securing them in your room, car trunk, or the lockers provided by areas such as the Student Center, will reduce the chance of your valuables being stolen. It is highly recommended that you lock your bike with a sturdy U-Lock rather than a cable lock. Report any suspicious activities to Sonoma State Police immediately.

“If you see something, say something.”

The Sonoma State Police can be reached at:

  • Non-Emergency via (707) 664-4444
  • Emergency: 9-1-1, or campus blue light phone by pressing the red button and waiting for a dispatcher to answer

If you have been a victim of a crime:

  • Link to a Victim’s Bill of Rights brochure (Marsy’s Card)
  • Link to the Family Justice Center Brochure
  • Link to the Sonoma County Victim Assistance website