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Campus Safety and Crime Statistics

Ensuring your safety and security and that of the community is the UC Merced Police Department's top priority; that is why each officer, public safety dispatcher and Community Service Officer (SCO) is highly trained and focused on customer service to meet your needs. They also are some of the friendliest people you will meet on campus and are here to serve you 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 

Some ways we keep you safe:

  • Emergency Blue Lights are direct lines to dispatch located around campus. In an emergency, anyone can use the blue lights to talk directly to dispatch in order to get assistance quickly or request a safety escort. 
  • Online bike and electronics registration increase the chance that they will be recovered if stolen. 
  • Emergency messages are sent to your cell phone and/or email address using UCM Alert, UC Merced's emergency notification system. 

The Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose information about campus crime statistics, safety and security policies, and programs. All public and private post-secondary educational institutions participating in federal student aid programs are required to be in compliance with the act. The current publication is a report about the activities that occurred the previous calendar year with statistics for the previous three calendar years. 

You can read the 2023 Annual Security Report here. You also can obtain access to UC Merced's 2023 Annual Security Report by calling 209-228-8273. 

If you would like to explore further, you can also read the latest UC Merced Annual Housing Fire Safety Report. 

For questions about campus safety, contact the UC Merced Police Department at 209-228-8273 or