Community Service Officers

Community Service Officers are student employees of the UC Merced Police Department. You can easily distinguish a CSO by their uniform — yellow polo shirt, black jacket and tan pants — and they carry a UC Merced Police Department identification card.


  • Promote safety and security on campus
  • Provide campus safety escorts
  • Provide security at special events
  • Patrol the campus
  • Assist during emergencies


Request CSO Event Services





Special Event Assistance

  • Campus tours
  • Personal safety activities
  • New student orientation
  • University-sponsored events and more



Safety Escort Hours

  • Thursday through Saturday: 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Sunday through Wednesday: 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
  • CSOs carry police radios 
  • CSOs have direct contact with dispatch 

Request A Safety Escort

  • Call 209-228-2677 (CAT-COPS) 
  • Wave down a CSO anywhere
  • Contact dispatch using a blue light emergency phone

Employment Oppurtunities

Other CSO Programs