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An emergency is a serious, unexpected, and sometimes dangerous situation requiring immediate action. Some examples of emergencies include:

  • Person with a medical condition requiring immediate attention
  • Someone experiencing a severe mental health episode
  • Robbery or theft
  • Physical or sexual assault
  • Fire

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) at USC provides important services to ensure USC students, scholars, and the community at large remain safe. Please call one of the following for immediate assistance:

DPS University Park Campus (UPC)(213) 740-4321
DPS Health Sciences Campus (HSC)(323) 442-1000
Police and/or Fire Department (Outside of USC)911*
* 911 is the emergency telephone number for police, fire, and/or emergency medical services throughout all of the United States.

For non-urgent safety-related questions, please call the DPS non-emergency number.

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