The Patrol Division is the largest and most visible division of the University
Police Department. Its purpose is to provide the highest level
of security and public safety assistance 24 hours a day, 365
days a year. Whether
our officers are in their patrol vehicle or on motorcycle, bicycle,
or foot; they perform a wide variety of services. These services
include responding to calls for service, presenting crime prevention
meeting with student groups, staff, and faculty, investigating
and documenting crimes and incidents, maintaining the security
of University property
and providing traffic enforcement and crowd control during special
events. All members of the Patrol Division are equipped with
the latest in law
enforcement equipment and participate in both specialized and
mandatory training as required by departmental directives and
the California Commission
on Police Officer Standards and Training. The Patrol Division
provides service to the University of California, Davis Campus
and the Medical
Center campus located in Sacramento.
During 2004, Sergeant John
Johnson was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and Officer
Mary Garcia the Distinguished Service
Medal for their efforts in saving the life of a suicidal
woman who was attempting
to jump off a parking structure at the UC Davis Medical Center
Sergeant Paul Henoch and Officer Franci Abraham were awarded the Medal
of Valor for the apprehension of a fleeing suspect when they placed their
patrol vehicle in front of the suspect’s car to prevent his imminent
escape into commute traffic.
Late in 2004, officers responded to a report of a suspicious
man behaving in a bizarre and threatening manner in a student residence
area. The suspect did not respond to verbal commands; officers deployed
non-lethal Tasers with no effect. The suspect removed a handgun from his
clothing and fired several shots at officers. They subsequently returned
fire, striking the suspect. He was declared deceased at the scene. No
officers or students were injured. A coroner’s report indicated
the suspect had THC and methamphetamine in his system. A tactical debriefing
for the UC law enforcement community is planned for spring 2005.
The Patrol Division provides the highest levels of service through
not only regular patrol but the use of the following specialized units:
Patrol Division has responded to the need for increased security
precautions at many of the special events that
take place on the university
campus with the use of the K-9 unit. The K-9 team, consisting
of Officer Walter Broussard and German shepherd "Maverick," has
been specially trained and certified in the search and
detection of explosive
devices. In 2005 Officer Broussard and Maverick will attend
training to cross train in Patrol techniques. In 2004,
Officer Broussard and
his partner Maverick competed in two Police K-9 events,
taking first and third place in the explosives detection
division. Our K-9 Team competed
against both municipal and military Police dog teams.
The Patrol Division currently utilizes two BMW motorcycles to
make up the Motorcycle Unit. Each motorcycle is equipped with
emergency lights, siren, specialized communications equipment,
and is clearly marked with the Department’s seal and
police markings. The Motorcycle Unit is staffed by two full-time
police officers. The officers assigned to the unit have successfully
completed the California Commission on Police Officer Standards
and Training motorcycle operator’s course. The motorcycle
officers perform many functions for the Department and the
university community. As with most police motorcycle units,
traffic enforcement on campus is the primary function of this
specialized unit. Officers also provide security in the core
of the campus where they patrol areas not accessible to vehicle
traffic. Most importantly, the Motor Unit provides a safe
and secure environment for bicyclists and pedestrians in high
An integral part of the University of California, Davis Police
Department's Patrol Division is the specialized Bicycle Patrol
Unit. The Bicycle Unit is staffed by 10 officers from different
patrol shifts. The UCDPD Bicycle Unit is equipped with ten
Giant mountain bikes with front suspension, emergency lighting
and sirens, and police markings. These are specially designed
for continuous high impact use and training. Davis is well
known as a cycling community, but most Californians are not
aware that Davis has more bicycles than any other community
in the nation.
All Bicycle Unit officers attend the POST-certified 40-hour
law enforcement mountain bike training course. The course
teaches officers bicycle laws, bicycle maintenance, basic
riding skills and tactical riding skills.
The Bicycle Unit is a very effective
law enforcement tool when dealing with extremely crowded
conditions on campus today.
Bicycle officers can navigate the congested areas of campus
and can respond to emergency
calls for service much faster and more efficiently than those
in automobiles. Bicycle officers also travel in areas where
a patrol car would be unsafe
or impractical to use.
Bicycle officers are very visible while patrolling campus
and provide important safety information while at the same
time enforcing traffic laws pertaining to bicycles and pedestrians.
They are active in
the community by participating in various events such as
The Bicycle Unit is extremely beneficial to the
security of the University of California, Davis. This highly
trained group of officers
is dedicated to utilizing bicycles to patrol campus while
providing the security that is needed in the unique campus
The University of California, Davis Police Department is charged
with planning and operational management of many special
events on campus. The Patrol Division works closely with
the Aggie Host Program Coordinator
and many other university departments to provide security
for a diverse selection of events that occur on campus.
Department develops an individualized operational plan
for each special event. The plan contains the number of staff needed,
of those involved, logistical and safety concerns, crowd
and traffic control and analysis of potential criminal activity
that are associated with particular
events. The written plan also describes coordination with
other law enforcement and support agencies should their assistance
be required. A designated
chain of command for every operation is established in advance
and an individual is assigned to complete an after-action-report
arising during the event. Picnic Day is an example of a large
scale, high profile event during which the UCDPD Patrol
Division and its specialized
teams are routinely engaged in traffic control, peace keeping,
and community involvement and support consistent with our
community oriented policing
The Cal Aggie Host Program created in 1980 provides a wide range of services to the students and guests of events held on campus including line control, ticket taking, contraband control, ushering, crowd control, general event security and access to emergency personnel. There are approximately 55 UC Davis students in the program who worked nearly 350 events over the course of the year. These events included special ceremonies, major campus events, concerts, athletic events, lectures, conferences, VIP transportation, festivals, fairs, weddings and special assignments.
The Aggie Host Program continued to operate the Campus Escort Service as part of the nightly student patrol. The service accommodated students, staff, faculty and visitors on campus and nearby campus residential areas. The service is free of charge to the user and operated from 6:00 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. with extended hours during finals. When the student patrol staff are not handling safety escort requests, they maintain a high profile by patrolling the campus by van or on foot. They can be identified by their bright yellow jackets. The escort service provided nearly 3,000 escorts last year. Student patrol staff also conducted 5,000 area checks and 300 building checks around campus.
The Aggie Hosts staff all major ICA functions, football, basketball and baseball.
The Aggie Hosts assisted with several educational conferences, youth functions and Fun Runs. UC Davis was once again home to one of the largest single sporting events for women in the country by hosting the week long Volleyball Festival. The Aggie Hosts worked several annual events including Picnic Day, the Whole Earth Festival and the Pow Wow.
At the end of the school year the Hosts worked nearly a dozen commencements ceremonies with more than 3,500 UC Davis graduates and 30,000 guests attending.
The Criminal Investigation Unit's primary function is the investigation
of crimes on the property of the University of California, Davis campus
located in Yolo and Solano Counties and on the property of the University
of California, Davis Medical Center and Health System located in Sacramento
The Detectives are responsible for a “general” case load investigating
a variety of cases from crimes against persons to property crimes.
The detectives receive training in broad array of topics that
scene management and processing, sexual assault, computer-related
crimes, identity theft and homicide investigations.
is comprised of a Detective Sergeant and three detectives.
However, due to staffing levels, in 2004 the unit functioned
with only two detectives. In addition to the “general” case
load, the Detective Sergeant also was responsible for investigating
women as part of UC Davis Police Department’s participation
in a federal "Violence Against Women" program, through a
grant awarded to the Police Department Campus Violence Prevention
The unit also participated in the Sacramento Valley
Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force, which is managed by the Sacramento
County Sheriff's Department.
One UC Davis detective was assigned to the task force one day
a week to investigate various aspects of computer-related
crime and identity theft.
The types of cases ranged from child pornography to embezzlement.
The task force also assisted the UC Davis investigations
unit by performing forensic analysis on computer processing
As a result of ongoing efforts by the U.S. Office
of Homeland Security, the investigations unit continues to
actively participate in meetings with the California Anti-Terrorism Information
and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Joint Terrorism Task
Force. Both task forces are comprised of state and federal
law enforcement agencies
whose primary function is to disseminate information relating
to terrorism to local law enforcement agencies.
The Investigations Unit has provided dignitary protection
to federal, state, local and university officials. In June 2004,
the President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, scheduled a visit
to the UC Davis campus.
Working with the U.S. Secret Service, the unit created an
operational plan involving more than 100 federal, state and local
for the protection of President Karzai. Due to the death
of President Ronald Reagan,
President Karzai postponed his visit.
In addition to assisting the Patrol Division with investigations,
the detectives handled more than 75 complex investigations
in 2004. These cases either were initiated by the patrol
division and turned over to
detectives, or were initiated by the detectives. Of the 75
cases, 28 were closed by either arrest or warrant issued.
The remainders of the investigations
were suspended due to a lack of investigative leads.
following are highlights of 2004 investigations conducted
by the UC Davis Police
On January 1, 2004, the Investigations
Unit responded to assist the UC Davis Medical Center Patrol
Division after officers
arrested a suspect for burglary. The patrol officers
made the arrest while responding
to an alarm at an office building, and saw the suspect
leaving the building carrying computer equipment. A subsequent
investigation led to a search
warrant at the suspect’s residence. At the residence, detectives
recovered more than $30,000 worth of stolen property from
burglaries in Sacramento and Placer counties. At the residence,
an accomplice also was
arrested in connection with the additional stolen property
located on the premises. Both suspects were successfully
In March 2004, UNITRANS (the University bus
system) officials alerted the police department of a
possible embezzlement of
daily bus fare cash receipts totaling more than $10,000.
UNITRANS officials were
unaware of any suspects. After a week-long surveillance operation,
the detectives observed an employee enter the main office
area after hours,
and walk out with a bus fare cash box in his hands. The suspect
was arrested and later pled guilty to felony theft charges.
In April 2004, a female student advised detectives of a domestic violence
incident involving her boyfriend. A subsequent investigation
led to a $50,000 arrest warrant being issued by the Yolo
County Superior Court for the arrest of the boyfriend. The boyfriend
later pled guilty
to false imprisonment and to making terrorist threats.
May 2004, the detectives were called out to investigate an
attempted homicide. Two UC Davis students became involved
in a physical
altercation where one student stabbed another with a knife.
The detectives interviewed several witnesses and subsequently
arrested the suspect within
hours of the incident. The suspect pled guilty in this case.
Also in May 2004, the Investigations Unit was advised of an embezzlement
funds from the UC Davis Medical Center Food
and Nutrition Department.
The Medical Center was advised by the bank that a department
manager appeared to have created a fraudulent account and
sent checks to herself in an
amount totaling $96,000. A subsequent investigation led to
the finding of additional fraudulent accounts and a total
loss of more than $500,000.
The manager was arrested and pled guilty. Two of the manager’s
relatives have $400,000 warrants pending for their arrest;
they are believed to
be accomplices in the embezzlement.
In June 2004, following
leads from witness statements, the detectives were able
to identify two suspects in a January
2002 arson case. This
case involved the arson of a vehicle at the Colleges at La
Rue Apartments, an on-campus housing complex. The information
gathered led to the arrest
of the registered owner of the vehicle and his friend for
arson and conspiracy to commit insurance fraud. One suspect has
pled guilty to being an accomplice
to insurance fraud. The registered owner is awaiting trial
in Yolo County Superior Court.
In October 2004, the detectives
followed up on an arrest made by a patrol office of a UC Davis
student who rammed a stolen car into a police vehicle.
A subsequent investigation uncovered that the suspect had been
involved in several cases of identity theft, bicycle theft
and burglary on the
UC Davis campus. A search warrant was obtained for his dorm
room and the dorm room of two possible accomplices. All three
suspects have been arrested
and are awaiting trial in Yolo County Superior Court.
2004, the Investigations Unit initiated an embezzlement investigation
of a UC Davis Medical Center Respiratory Care
Center manager. The manager was alleged to have forged
travel documents and purchased
computer equipment with university funds for his personal
use. The investigation led to the recovery of more than $70,000
in stolen computers and equipment
and the discovery that more than $10,000 in forged travel
reimbursements had been embezzled. The manager was subsequently
is awaiting trial.
In addition to criminal investigations,
the Detectives conducted more than 18 presentations in 2004
to various student
staff and faculty on identity theft, personal security,
computer crimes and general
law enforcement procedures.
The Campus Violence Prevention Programs unit of the UC Davis Police Department
provides education and outreach about the realities of sexual
violence, hate or bias related activity and relationship violence
focusing on prevention
through education. The program's primary mission is to eliminate
these forms of violence and in the interim, to ensure support
services are available
for survivors. The program is committed to the advancement of
services available to survivors through prevention, intervention,
Education, prevention and intervention regarding
sexual assault and relationship violence have been provided
since 1979. Immediate,
confidential and supportive response to survivors is a
priority as is advocating for
victims of violence with initial medical evaluation, legal
and police procedures, and academic and housing issues.
Confidential crisis intervention
and advocacy is available to both recent survivors and those
working to recover from a past incident. We also provide
and support for friends, family, housemates and co-workers
of the survivor.
Our prevention activities support the campus community
by helping to create an environment that encourages awareness
of the issues
of sexual assault, relationship violence and hate or bias
related activities. We
offer workshops, classes, and consultation. Workshops are
available for classes, departments, residence halls and
other groups and training
provided to the campus community regarding these forms of
violence. Methods used to provide information and build
skills include discussion,
exercises and videos. Specialized workshops are available.
Professional staff and student peer educators facilitate
workshops. Student Peer Educators
are trained through a yearlong series of classes.
for appropriate supportive response to survivors, training
is provided to university staff and faculty that address
both the issues themselves and the effects of the incident
on survivors, friends
and families. Participants are trained to deal sensitively
and effectively with persons affected by an assault or
The Campus Violence Prevention Program unit recognizes
the impact that sexual assault, relationship violence,
and hate/bias related
have on the campus environment. We work to prevent and respond
to incidents by collaborating with community services and
other campus departments
such as the Women's Resources and Research Center, Resident
Education Program, Student Judicial Affairs, Sexual Harassment
and the Counseling Center.
In 1999 and again in 2001 The
University of California, Davis, Campus Violence Prevention
Program was awarded
develop a comprehensive program to prevent and respond
to violence against women on campus. In
2003 Campus Violence Prevention Program was awarded extension
funding to sustain the program until 2005. The grant was
augmented in 2000 to
support the development of an interactive web site / CD-ROM
that will educate about violence against women. All programs
and products developed
through the grant are provided to colleges and universities
across the county.
For more information about the CVPP
grant project visit voicesnotvictims.org
"The university is committed to preventing violence against
women and to responding effectively when it does occur," says
Janet Hamilton, vice chancellor of administration with responsibility
the police department. "One
of the real strengths of the project is how it will integrate
the efforts and resources of so many campus offices and programs
to address the problem."
It augments the police department's
Campus Violence Prevention Program, now in its 23rd year.
the existing program, will serve as project director.
project significantly expands the advocacy, counseling and
prevention programs offered.
The mission of the Crime Prevention Program continued to be the reduction of crime by providing on-going educational programs to the community. In an effort to reach our goal to empower individuals and to encourage them to work as a team with law enforcement officers, we actively teach people the true meaning of Crime Prevention: The anticipation, recognition, and appraisal of a crime risk and the initiation of action to remove or reduce it. Our continuing goal is to educate people how to take responsibility for their own safety and well being while at school, home, work, or play.
The Crime Prevention Unit actively participates in the planning of all new building projects and advises the campus Architects and Engineers on secure building design with an emphasis on personal safety.
The Crime Prevention Program provides services to the Davis campus and UC Davis Medical Center communities, including numerous UC Davis Medical Groups, Primary Care Clinics, and research/teaching facilities that are located throughout Northern California. These services include facility surveys with written security recommendations, and various presentations on general and specific Crime Prevention topics such as personal safety, office and facility security, workplace violence, suspicious package recognition, managing angry clients, and other subjects, as requested.
The Crime Prevention staff, in cooperation with the Patrol Division,
made direct contact with thousands of faculty, staff, students,
patients, visitors and others affiliated with UC Davis and the surrounding
of Davis and Sacramento.
We continued to participate in numerous
community events such as the Yolo County Family Safety Day
in Woodland, the Davis
Business Expo and the Student Activities Fair sponsored by
Davis Chamber of Commerce, Campus Safety Week sponsored by the Associated
Security Awareness Week, resource fairs sponsored by Student
and new employee orientations.
Our Staff Development “Safety and Security” course is free to university employees and has been a very popular, and well-received presentation. Topics covered in the class include workplace violence, suspicious packages, personal safety and security at work, and angry client management.
Crime and informational alert bulletins continue to be distributed on campus via department mail and fax, and posted on our web site. We continue to offer our email alert notification service to which anyone (students, faculty, staff, parents, etc.) may subscribe. Whenever a crime or informational bulletin is distributed on campus, the Police Department sends an email to subscribers telling them that a bulletin has been issued, and it directs them to a specific UCDPD web site address to view the bulletin. The service will also let the subscriber know when and where the latest UC Police Annual Report has been published.
Police Department employees, who collect, process, preserve, and package evidence and safekeeping property in the field follow California Department of Justice - Bureau of Forensic Services (DOJ-BSF) guidelines and the UCDPD Property Control Manual (PCM), when practical.
While the proper collection, preservation, security, and control of evidence and safekeeping property is the responsibility of all Department employees when said property is seized, collected, or otherwise comes into their custody, it is the sole responsibility of the Property / Evidence Unit to safely and securely store property until such time as it is needed in a criminal prosecution, released to its owner, or otherwise lawfully disposed of.
With evidence collection and preservation being an important area within
any police department, the Property / Evidence Unit has been
actively reviewing its operational policies and will distribute an updated
Control Manual in late 2005 due to procedural and facility changes.
In addition, planning has been completed for a new property / evidence
processing area and intake / storage room scheduled for construction in
mid-2005. The new processing area and storage facility will have a state
of the art ventilation system, intake lockers, three electronically controlled
safes. The additional space will more than double our current property
The IT portion of the UCD Police department is (has):
- Hiring full time employees to replace our student and temporary
employees in an effort to better reap the benefits of training
- Updated our alarm monitoring system to a redundant system for better
- About to undertake a network upgrade project enabling the consolidation
of the UCD Fire Department’s IT infrastructure as well as allowing
for secure network growth and interconnection with outside
- Researching vendors which will supply a robust system for mobile
data access as well as in-car video.
The campus emergency management program has accomplished several significant
goals for continued program enhancement this academic year thanks
largely to the dedication Emergency Management Group and subcommittee
Significant accomplishments during the last year include:
Enhanced partnership with Operational Area (Yolo County).
Partnership with Yolo County Public Health for campus location
selected as an Immunization Clinic as part of overall countywide
Joint exercise involving activation of Immunization Clinic and
campus EOC was held in June 2004. http://www.yolocounty.org/org/Health/avianfludrill.asp
Participation with Yolo County in Disaster Mitigation Plan
Campus Recovery Plan Improvements:
Preparation of Recovery Plans by campus
investigators for Association for the Assessment and Accreditation
of Laboratory Animal
Care (AAALAC) inspection. AAALAC certifies campus compliance
with the provisions of
the Federal Animal Welfare Act. Accreditation reviews are
conducted every three years and include inspection of animal
facilities and review
of all campus programs for the care and use of live vertebrate
animals in research, teaching, and testing.
Program goals for
improvement planned for coming year:
Movement to NFPA 1600 and completion of system wide the HVA
The Department’s Administrative Division consists of:
the Investigations Bureau, the Internal Affairs Unit, and the
Out Reach Bureau including: Crime Prevention, Crime Analysis,
Training, the Video Unit, Recruiting and Hiring and the Evidence
Technician. Additionally, the Campus Violence Prevention Program
(CVPP) and the Technical Support Services Bureau including: Records,
Lost and Found Property, Communications, Systems and Network
Administration, and Facility and Inventory Management are units
within the Administrative Division. The Administrative Division
actively supports the Vision and Mission of the Department, the
Patrol Division and the Campus through consistent and innovative
processes that support a safe and secure environment in our communities.
The Outreach Bureau sustained a rigorous recruiting and hiring
throughout the year, and was paramount in the department’s
internal leadership development courses. The Technical Support
Services Bureau was busy implementing the Records Management
System (RMS) and enhancing our computer and network systems.
Additionally, continued work with other Campus Departments
on the final designs of our forthcoming facility remodel
of a new evidence processing and storage area, and an Emergency
Operations Center building that will also house several of
our Administrative Division units.
The Investigations Bureau
was responsible for several challenging and high profile
criminal investigations. As well, the Campus
Violence Prevention Program was busy with reported violence
toward women incidents much due to the outreach efforts
of CVPP some
of which is funded by the Violence Against Women grant.
The Training Unit implemented an online intranet delivered roll
training system that standardized training throughout
Department. Several employees were upgraded in their POST
certifications, and the Training Unit.
The Records Unit processed nearly 2,500 reports in 2004, this
included reports both from the Davis campus and the UCD Medical
Center in Sacramento. The records unit has the responsibility
for Live Scan, Police and Fire public counter, mail processing,
providing logistical support, subpoena service and special events
planning. The year 2004 has been extremely busy with numerous
high profile cases. The Records Unit is continually changing
and upgrading to provide the most efficient service possible.
One career Records Technician and two temporary employees dealing
with Live Scan keep the unit running smoothly.
In 2004 the Communications Unit received and dispatched 46,932
police calls for service between the UC Davis campus and UC Davis
Medical Center in Sacramento and 1097 fire suppression calls
for the campus and UC Davis Medical Center. In collaboration
with our detective unit and the local courts the Communications
Unit processed hundreds of warrants. Our unit is technically
equipped with Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), enhanced 9-1-1 (E-9-1-1),
direct ring down elevator phones from campus, alarm monitoring,
closed circuit television (CCTV), 800 MHz radio system and many
other devices designed to assist the dispatchers conduct business.
The Communications Center is the primary 9-1-1 answering point
the Davis campus, UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento
and the outlying facilities. The Communications Unit operates
round with mandatory of at least 2 dispatchers on duty at
all times. The unit currently consists of 10 dispatchers and
supervisor. The unit monitors security and fire alarm systems
from both sites.
The Communications Unit answer emergency and business telephone
lines for police and fire. Dispatchers are responsible for
receiving calls for services, deciphering the information,
the call in CAD, prioritizing the call and dispatching the
appropriate response. The status of the unit(s) and call
progress is tracked
in CAD until the call is cleared by the emergency responder.
The dispatcher’s job is a technical and challenging
The Communications Unit is in the process of
a lengthy remodel project. The first step was the implementation
of new carpet
tiles. Furniture upgrade is on the way for 2005-2006. The
Communications Unit will also be upgrading the E-9-1-1
system. As technology
grows our communication units must grow as well. The Communications
Unit strives to provide a valuable and professional service
to our community of students, faculty, staff, patients,
visitors, other agencies and departments.