The CSU Dominguez Hills Police Patrol Division's primary mission is to enhance the safety and security of the campus community by providing professional law enforcement services. Uniformed officers are actively on patrol at all times and respond to calls for service from the campus community.

All officers are vested with full police powers pursuant to California Penal code section 830.2(c) and are certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.). This is the same basic training as the city and county peace officers.

The CSU Dominguez Hills police officers have peace officer authority anywhere in the State of California, however the primary jurisdiction of the CSU Dominguez Hills Police Department is the University Campus and one mile surrounding the campus as indicated in the California Education Code section 89560.