Community service officers (CSOs) on USC’s campuses are sporting new uniforms, swapping green hues in favor of blues.

Charles Holloway, healthcare security director, said that on July 28, the USC Department of Public Safety (DPS) CSOs began wearing uniforms consisting of a light blue shirt and navy blue pant as part of a plan to rebrand the department and provide for a more professionally consistent uniform appearance.

DPS Public Safety Officers transitioned to a solid navy blue uniform several months ago.  Both uniforms feature a distinctive department patch on the uniform shoulder with the words, “University of Southern California Public Safety” and a star emblem.

PSOs are sworn police officers. CSOs are unarmed, non-sworn officers who handle non-emergency calls.