University of California Police Department


University of California Police Department

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The University of California Police Department (UCPD) is the police agency charged with providing law enforcement to the campuses of the University of California system.

History

The University of California was established in 1868, and moved its first campus to Berkeley in 1873. The San Francisco and Los Angeles campuses followed shortly after that. The original UCPD department at Berkeley was founded after World War I. However, it was not until September 1947 that the Regents of the University of California established UCPD as a state law enforcement agency.

Authority and Jurisdiction

The UCPD is one of several police agencies in California having a state-wide jurisdiction and authority (other examples include the California Highway Patrol, the California State University Police Department, and the California Department of Fish and Game). UCPD officers, like most California police officers, are empowered by section 830.2(b) of the California Penal Code, giving them authority as duly sworn peace officers throughout the state of California [ [http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/waisgate?WAISdocID=8600961058+0+0+0&WAISaction=retrieve WAIS Document Retrieval ] ] . As specified by section 92600 of the California Education Code, they are given wide geographical range to enforce the laws of the state [ [http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/waisgate?WAISdocID=8601971222+0+0+0&WAISaction=retrieve WAIS Document Retrieval ] ] .

Organization

The department consists of ten departments (one for each UC campus), each led by its own chief of police. Unlike other state departments, there is no single Chief of the UCPD, however one Chief is selected as the department's central coordinator (currently Chief Karl Ross of UCLA). The coordinator is responsible for compiling crime statistics from each campus, as required by the Clery Act, and for ensuring that the various departments are operating within the UCPD's mission. However, the coordinator does not dictate the day to day operations of the department, and each department sets its own Standard Operating Policies.

Still, the UCPD is more coordinated than this organization would suggest. The department shares a central mission and philosophy, including that of community oriented policing. The departments maintain communication with each other and frequently call upon each other for mutual aid, which is facilitated by a department standard uniform and duty gear (including using the same trunked radio system at all departments, allowing personnel to use their issued radios at any campus).

Almost all of the departments have a Community Service Officer (CSO) program. CSO's are non-sworn student employees that perform various tasks for the department. Although their job description varies slightly from department to department, most utilize CSO's to perform night escorts, building checks, and general citizen assistance. Because CSOs have no legal authority, their main purpose is to act as additional "eyes and ears" of the department.

Six of the ten UCPD departments use Tasers (UC Los Angeles, UC San Diego, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC Davis, UC Merced). UC San Francisco, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, and UC Berkeley currently do not intend to purchase Tasers [ [http://www.dailybruin.com/news/2006/nov/29/a-closer-look-uc-campuses-exhi/ The Daily Bruin - A Closer Look: UC campuses exhibit varied Taser usage guidelines ] ] [ [http://www.dailybruin.com/news/2004/apr/16/ucpd-no-plans-to-buy-tasers/ The Daily Bruin - UCPD: no plans to buy tasers ] ] [ [http://www.dailynexus.com/article.php?a=12661 UCPD Stun Gun Use Sparks Protests - Daily Nexus ] ] [cite news|last=Lin II|first=Rong-Gong|title=Taser use limited at most UC campuses|publisher=Los Angeles Times|date=2006-11-22] .

pecialized Divisions

In addition to CSO programs, UCPD departments each have a Communications Division, which is the police dispatch center and the 9-1-1 access point for each UC campus. Each department also staffs a Detective Division to investigate crimes and other cases reported by citizens and the Patrol Officers.

In addition to these standard police bureaus, several UCPD departments also staff more specialized police and public safety units. These include: Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Bomb Squad, Crime Prevention units, Special Response Teams, Crime labs, Dignitary Protection units, Negotiation and Entry Teams, and others.

Individual Departments

UCPD, Berkeley

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In addition to having CSO's, the UCB Police Department also employs full-time Security Patrol Officers (SPO). The SPO's are non-sworn, full-time members of the police department who perform duties such as writing police reports, employee escorting, and building security. Currently there are SPO's stationed at the Northwest Animal Facility, Richmond Field Station, Marchant Building and the Physical Plant Facility.

The UCB Police Department has a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Berkeley Police Department.

The UCB Police Department is located at 1 Sproul Hall, Berkeley, CA.

UCPD, Davis

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The UCD Police Department is located at 1 Shields Ave., Davis, CA.UCDPD also provides emergency dispatching for the UC Davis Fire Department.

UCPD, Irvine

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The UCI Police Department is located at 100 Public Services Building, Irvine, CA.

UCPD, Los Angeles

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The UCLA Police Department is temporarily located at 11000 Kinross Ave as a new and modern police station is being constructed at the department's original location of 601 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA.

In addition to having a UCLA Community Service Officer Program (UCLA CSO) [http://www.ucpd.ucla.edu/ucpd/cso/] , the UCLA police department operates the UCLA Emergency Medical Services (UCLA EMS) [http://www.ems.ucla.edu] . The EMS program responds to 9-1-1 medical calls on campus, as well as in the surrounding Westwood Village community, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All of the employees of UCLA EMS are UCLA students who are EMT trained. The program owns three type II ambulances, and one electric cart for special events.

UCPD, Merced

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The UCM Police Department is located at 5200 N. Lake Road, Merced, CA.

UCPD, Riverside

Infobox Police Department
name = University of California Police Department, Riverside

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The UCR Police Department is located at 3500 Canyon Crest, Riverside, CA.

UCPD, San Diego

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The UCSD Police Department is located at 9500 Gilman Drive #0017, La Jolla, CA. This is the Campus Service Complex, Building B.

UCPD, San Francisco

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The UCSF Police Department is located at 1855 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA.

"Hastings School of Law"

The UCSFPD does not provide police services for the UC's Hastings School of Law campus in downtown San Francisco. UC Hastings has its own internal security department.

UCPD, Santa Barbara

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The UCSB Police Department is located at 1201 Public Safety Building, Santa Barbara, CA.

In addition to having a CSO program, the UCSB police department operates the UCSB Paramedic Rescue Unit [http://police.ucsb.edu/paramedics.html] . The EMS program responds to 9-1-1 medical calls on campus, as well as in the surrounding Isla Vista community, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The student employees are EMT trained, and the non-students are paramedic trained. In Santa Barbara County, this allows the ambulance to be considered an ALS provider. The program utilizes a type III ambulance.

UCPD, Santa Cruz

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The UCSC Police Department is located at Barn H, 1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA.

See also

*California State University Police Department

External links

Department Websites
* [http://police.berkeley.edu/ UCPD Berkeley Official Website]
* [http://www.police.ucdavis.edu/ UCPD Davis Official Website]
* [http://www.police.uci.edu/ UCPD Irvine Official Website]
* [http://www.ucpd.ucla.edu/ UCPD Los Angeles Official Website]
* [http://police.ucmerced.edu/ UCPD Merced Official Website]
* [http://police.ucr.edu/ UCPD Riverside Official Website]
* [http://police.ucsd.edu/ UCPD San Diego Official Website]
* [http://www.police.ucsf.edu/ UCPD San Francisco Official Website]
* [http://police.ucsb.edu/ UCPD Santa Barbara Official Website]
* [http://www2.ucsc.edu/police/ UCPD Santa Cruz Official Website] Campuswide Annual Report
* [http://police.berkeley.edu/annual_report/2005/ 2005 Annual Report]

References


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