The Community Board on Public Safety (CBPS) will offer a series of town hall listening sessions this spring to discuss the second CBPS progress report released in September 2023.

The CPBS is interested in obtaining community feedback on the implementation steps outlined in the report in furtherance of its eight established principles, particularly in light of events on our campus in recent months. The CBPS is especially interested in the community’s comments or concerns on the report’s holistic approach to public safety, resources to address mental health issues, creation of common standards for contract security services, enhanced training for Department of Public Safety employees, and transparency in addressing complaints.

“These meetings will provide an opportunity for the Stanford community to let us know what resonates with them in the report, share their concerns, and ask questions,” said Patrick Dunkley, vice provost for institutional equity, access, and community.  “Public Safety is an issue that impacts the entire Stanford community and the CBPS is focused on keeping community needs and voices at the center of its work.”

Comments may be submitted in advance of the meeting to Additionally, you can also submit your anonymous input here.

About the Community Board on Public Safety

CBPS was established in 2020 to identify, make recommendations, and address issues involving the safety, security, and quality of life of students, staff, and faculty. The board is charged with fostering trust, relationships, communication, and transparency between the Department of Public Safety and the wider campus community, as well as to provide an avenue for regular community feedback and counsel.

Dunkley and Claude M. Steele, the Lucie Stern Professor in the Social Sciences, Emeritus, serve as co-chairs of the board. Its membership includes faculty, students, Department of Public Safety staff, and other community members.