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Event Security, Safety & Traffic Control:
Department of Public Safety

The Department is a multi-service agency providing law enforcement, security, safety, crime prevention and emergency services on the Stanford University campus 24 hours a day.

The Stanford Department of Public Safety Office of Special Events is available to assist event organizers in planning security for events taking place on the Stanford Campus.

If you are an event sponsor, you will need to complete a Security Services Request Form (pdf) and return the completed form to the Department of Public Safety Office of Special Events. They will review the information provided and make our security staffing determinations based in part on the information provided on this form.

Department of Public Safety
711 Serra Street MC 7240
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 650-723-9633 (general non-emergency number)
For EMERGENCY DIAL: 9/911 or 911.
Fax: 725-8485

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High Profile/High Impact Events

If you are planning a high profile event it is crucial to review the requirements page.

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Fire Marshal

The Stanford University Fire Marshal's Office (SUFMO) oversees fire and life safety code compliance for the entire campus. SUFMO provides oversight for events to ensure fire safety for its students, faculty, staff and visitors.See Fire Safety for Indoor and Outdoor Events. Services provided by this office include event inspection, availability of fire extinguishers, and sale of fire retardant solutions to treat paper and fabric decorations. Fire safety training is available for event staff.

The Stanford University Fire Marshal's Office is located in the Environmental Safety Facility at:

480 Oak Road
Stanford, CA 94305
General Phone: (650) 725-2129.
Fire Safety Event information is available on the SUFMO website

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Emergency Preparedness

Stanford Environmental Health and Safety Department (EH&S) provides information on special events requirements, training and instructions on emergency preparedness (e.g., what to do in case of bomb threat, earthquake, fire, evacuation procedures, etc.) and various other safety requirements for special events. You can download forms and regulations on the EH&S website.

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