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Events: Security Services

Learn about obtaining security services for your events.

UC San Diego has a Purchased Security Services Program Agreement with the following suppliers for all purchased security services (including guards, foot and/or mobile patrol, high profile security, large event security, building security, area security, small event security, and overnight guard services):

These are the only suppliers who are compliant with UC San Diego security procedures required by the UC San Diego Police. If you have questions or concerns about the Purchased Security Services Program contact UC San Diego Police or submit a UC San Diego Services & Support case.

Step 1: Obtain a quote

Visit the supplier websites to view the different offerings. Once you have decided which supplier you would like to use, locate their contact information and request a rental quote. When requesting the quote, include the following information:

  1. Your name, email, and phone number
  2. Event description and location
  3. Start and end time for the event as security personnel generally arrive 30 minutes prior to the event start time
  4. Description of the types of expected services and the number of required security staff
  5. Notice if alcohol will be served or brought to the event
  6. UC San Diego event coordinator name, phone number, and event meeting location 

Step 2: Review the quote

You will receive a rental quote from the supplier that should contain the following:

  1. Information on the services being request 
  2. Service costs 
  3. Requested special services 

Step 3: Create a PO in Marketplace

If you would like to proceed with the security services, create a PO in Marketplace by completing the Services iRequest (complete all fields on the form) and include the following:

  1. Attach a copy of the quote to the iRequest so that a Professional Buyer can review and sign the document if requested
  2. Select the account code: 637366-Purchased Security Services
Find answers, request services, or get help from our team at the UC San Diego Services & Support portal.