The UCI Police Department crime prevention mission is to continue to provide on-going educational programs and presentations to the campus community. The Community Service Officers, Patrol Division and Detective Unit have presented general personal safety, workplace violence, sexual assault, property and auto theft, and drug and alcohol awareness, bicycle safety, domestic violence and identity theft presentations to students, faculty, and staff.
We provide yearly safety training to all housing resident advisors. The training introduces Police procedures and expectations for handling crimes in progress, hazardous conditions, medical aids, sexual assaults, drug identification and protocols for handling fire alarms.
The UCI Police Department participates in the Orange County Crisis Response Network, Center for Women and Men Advisory Council, UCI Alcohol Task Force, CAST of Orange County (Child Abuse Services Team), PCAA (Probation County Action Association), Orange County Elder Abuse Coalition, UCI Summer Bridge Program, UCI SAAS ( Student Academic Advancement Services), UCI CalSafe Orange County Safe Communities, Orange County Human Relations Commissions, Irvine Prevention Coalition, UCI Health Education Mini Health Fairs.
Throughout the year, the Patrol Division has assisted in the planning of new building projects with emphasis on personal safety and the placement of emergency phones. We assist the Housing Departments with periodic residential safety checks.
The Administrative Division accepts many Social Ecology 195 Field Study Interns for each year. The responsibilities of the internship positions include assisting the administrative staff with tallying and analysis of crime statistics (this includes reading police reports to determine how a particular crime/incident should be classified); Assisting with creating brochures and pamphlets on crime preventive measures as well as researching new methods of crime prevention for the campus; Working with the detective division with handling court documents and constructing criminal cases.
The UCI Police Department issues crime prevention tips to the campus community via department website, email or campus newspaper. We encourage the community to work as a team with the Police Department and we teach them to take responsibility for their own safety and their property.