Services we Provide

Campus Safety Escort Service

The Campus Safety Escort Service is safe and easy to use. It’s available to students, staff, faculty and anyone else who needs a safety escort 24/7. The service is free. There are two ways to get a safety escort:

  1. Call the Campus Public Safety at 503-725-4407.
  2. Stop by Campus Public Safety at 633 SW Montgomery Street Portland, OR 97201 (located on Broadway & Montgomery) to request a safety escort in person.

Safe Medication Disposal

Disposal of Prescription Drugs

The Portland State University Campus Public Safety / Police department and the Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents Safe Medication Disposal Program have partnered to offer the community a permanent option for the disposal of prescription drugs. Community members can now bring in unused and expired medications and place them in the drop box. The drop box will be available to the public, 24 hours, 7 days a week in the lobby of the Campus Public Safety Office, located at 633 SW Montgomery Street Portland, OR 97201. CPSO will not accept prescription drugs from commercial entries for the purpose of destruction

Acceptable items for deposit

Prescription drugs, prescription patches, prescription samples, pet medications, over the counter medications including vitamins, and liquid medication in leak proof containers.

Items not acceptable for deposit

Thermometers/Sharps/Syringes, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, inhalers, EpiPens, prescription ointments, and iodine.


The Portland State University Campus Public Safety Office (CPSO) may allow community members the opportunity to accompany and observe a Campus Police Officer while in the performance of the officer’s duties. This community outreach program seeks to expose community members to the role of the campus officer, and to provide general insight into the challenges of policing a university campus.

If you are interested in participating, please print and fill out the Ride-Along Form.  Completed forms should be dropped off at the CPSO front counter.  A supervisor will review individual requests, and upon approval contact participants to schedule their ride-along.  If you have already arranged your ride through an officer, please indicate this on the form.

CPSO requires a criminal background check for all individuals who wish to participate in this program.  Your signature on the form indicates your knowledge and consent for this background check.  All potential riders under 18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian's signature.

Further information on this program may be obtained by contacting Sgt. Willie Halliburton @5-9361 or