Paul Henisey is the Chief of Police at the University of
California Irvine Police Department and joined by Jeffrey
Hutchison – Assistant Chief, Lieutenant Denny Jenner
– Fields Operations, Sergeant Shaun Devlin – Investigations
Division, Sergeant Steve Monsanto – Administrative Sergeant,
Linda Ochaita – Dispatch Supervisor/Communications Division,
Martha Thomas – Records Manager and Scott Larson –
CSO Coordinator. Our team is committed to providing the highest
quality in public safety and policing services and ensuring
a safe and secure learning environment for the entire UC Irvine
For more information about the University of California, Irvine Police Department, visit our website at http://www.police.uci.edu.
The primary responsibility of the patrol division of the
UCI Police Department is to provide police services at the
main campus. In addition, uniform officers respond to the
UCI Medical Center for reports of major crimes, 24/7. The
primary function of the personnel assigned to the Patrol Division
is to provide a uniformed response to calls for service, enforce
traffic laws, provide safety presentations to the campus community,
assist other divisions as needed, and to act as a visible
deterrent to crime. Patrol officers utilize a community-oriented
approach to law enforcement, involving the campus community
to assist in crime prevention. Officers patrol the campus
by use of marked and unmarked patrol cars, police motorcycles,
off-road equipped bicycles and on foot.
This past year, the police department accomplished several
goals directly affecting the patrol division. UCIPD hired
a Patrol Lieutenant and an additional patrol officer. The
department gained a new sergeant by promoting one of its corporals.
The supervisory staff of the patrol division added to its
reservoir of knowledge and skills by sending one sergeant
to the Sherman Block Leadership Institute (SLI) course, one
sergeant to the Weapons of Mass Destruction” course
and two Corporals to the POST Supervisory course.
Additionally, the patrol division took part in enforcement
activities working in conjunction with other surrounding Orange
County police agencies. Two of these enforcement details included
the: Orange County DUI Task Force and the “Click-It
Or Ticket” seatbelt enforcement program. Within the
UCPD system, UC Irvine Police Department willingly and readily
provided mutual aid for a variety of events posing potential
encounters with large crowds to: UCLA PD, UCB PD, UCSB PD
and UCSD PD. To show its appreciation to the community, UCI
PD participated in the “Irvine Pizza Delivery Night”
and the “Tip- A-Cop Night.” The patrol division
has experienced an increase in its volume of calls for service,
citations and arrest from previous years.
The Investigations Division is comprised of a Detective
Sergeant and two Detectives. The Investigations Division conducts
criminal investigations of all crimes occurring on the UC
Irvine Campus and the UCI Medical Center located in the City
of Orange. The UCI Medical Center Detective acts as a liaison
between the police department and the hospital security department,
and additionally provides crime prevention strategies and
advanced officer training to the hospital security staff.
The UC Irvine Campus Detective investigates all crimes committed
on campus including follow-up on hit and run traffic collision
reports. The unit also acts as the police department court
liaison and prepares all crime reports for filing at the local
District Attorney’s Office.
The Investigations Division participated in a variety of advanced
police officer training classes sponsored by POST in 2005,
including advanced criminal investigations, DNA/CSI training,
advanced interview and interrogations, search warrant school,
and a number of in-house training classes hosted by surrounding
police agencies. The unit looks forward to the purchase of
advanced surveillance equipment in 2006, as well as the addition
of a third working detective to the division.
The Communications Division operates 24 hours a day, 7 days
a week and is run by the Dispatch Supervisor, 6 full-time
Dispatchers and 4 part-time Dispatchers.
The UC Irvine Communications Center is fully operational with
state-of-the art equipment and inter-operative capabilities.
The dispatchers are responsible for answering business lines,
emergency, non-emergency calls, as well as calls for service
for the UCI Medical Center. They are also responsible for
monitoring the security alarms, blue lights and campus elevator
phones. Any items reported lost, stolen, found or located
are solely entered by Dispatch into the California Law Enforcement
System (CLETS). In 2005 Dispatch processed 17,509 campus incidents
and 11,790 medical center incidents. They answered 32,418
campus calls and 22,063 medical center calls. All calls for
service were dispatch utilizing the 800 Mhz radio systems
The Administrative Division is dedicated to providing support
to the department management. The unit includes the Records
division and the PD Internship Program. The Management Services
Officer oversees the Administrative Division. Under the Management
Services Officer, the division also includes the Records Manager/Custodian
of Records/Jeanne Clery Coordinator, an
Administrative Assistant Specialist and Records Administrative
Assistant. The primary functions of the division include handling
personnel and benefits matters, responding to the concerns
of the public, providing fingerprinting services, bicycle
licensing, and maintaining the Lost and Found Property. In
addition, the division assists with the recruiting and hiring
processes of Police Officers, Administrative Staff, Dispatchers,
Community Service Officers, and Interns. The division also
plays an active role in budget and purchasing matters.
The Records Manager and controls all records for the UCI Police Department. All record requests are reviewed and processed by to ensure proper release. The Records Manager is also responsible for coordinating compilation of statistics for annual reporting in accordance with UC requirements as well as Federal requirements got the Jeanne Clery Act and the Annual System Wide Report.
In 2005 the CSO Program expanded its roles and duties to continue to meet the needs of the campus community and the UCI Police Department. By providing specialized services to the campus community, the CSO Program has been able to develop strong ties with various campus departments. CSOs have also continued to serve as essential support personnel for the UCI Police Department.
Through the use of website crime bulletins, newsletters, and weekly crime logs, the CSO Program has taken an active role in informing and educating the campus community. This has allowed the Police Department to increase their visibility to the campus community. These services provide the campus with valuable information in reference to safety awareness, crime prevention tips, and criminal activity on campus.
The Security Department continues to staff the Program with a Director, Administrative Lieutenant, Sergeants, Corporals, and Officers (32 FTE). Construction continues on the New University Hospital (NUH) with all of the mat foundation concrete pours completed; now framing the NUH can begin. Year two approaches after the M-26 Taser was introduced and to date it has been an effective tool and the processes associated with it continue to validate the Program, i.e., annual training, data collection, deployment review panels. The Security Department provided representation in many planning committees or task forces related to Emergency Management or Anti Terrorism to include the Medical Center's Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)/Bioterrorism Task Force, Orange County Sheriff’s Department Private Sector Terrorism Response Group, and Region One Homeland Security Advisory Council. Scott Martin, Director, and Lt. Greg Lawritson, continue to hold Chairman and Membership Chair, respectively, positions with the Orange County Healthcare Security Network (OCHSN) now in its second year. The Medical Center participated in disaster exercises as required by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Highlights this year included County and State Wide Medical and Health Disaster exercises with themes associated with coordinating the reception of patients in a National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) exercise and WMD related scenarios. The Work Place Violence Response Team continued to meet on events requiring threat assessments and/or threat management strategies.
In 2005 the Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) Program, managed by Luis Maldonado, supported by Nelly Cruz, Parking Office staff and Parking Enforcement Officers, continued to enforce parking rules and regulations, and provide parking accommodations for faculty, staff, and visitors. Introduced this year was a web based parking permitting system to accommodate our customers. Transportation options were also provided to employees, staff to and from the Irvine Campus, and patients on our Medical Center site. Employee transports totaled approximately 360,000, Campus/Medical Center Shuttle transports totaled approximately 12,000 transports, and Patient Shuttle transports totaled approximately 4,800. The PTS SCAQMD Commuter Reduction Plan and Survey was very successful with a 99.8% participation in the Survey and an improvement in our Average Vehicle Ridership (AVR). Additionally, This Program continues to improve and meet the demands of the ever changing need for inventory of parking spaces as a result of the construction associated with the New University Hospital and parking needs associated with the construction crews.