About Us

In September 1947, the Regents of the University of California established UCPD as a state law-enforcement agency. The UCPD is one of several police agencies in California having a state-wide jurisdiction and authority. 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.

A Message from the Chief

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The Chief of Police is dedicated to serving and protecting the UCI Community.

Vision and Values

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The UCI Police Department will vigorously perform our mission of public service to the UCI community with the highest ethical standards.

Patrol Division

Helping to Build a Safer Community

It is the function of the patrol division to provide twenty-four hour uniformed patrol coverage to all areas of the university.

Investigations Unit

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Our Investigations Unit consists of highly trained detectives dedicated to helping the UCI Community.

Crime Prevention

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The UCI Police Department crime prevention mission is to continue to provide on-going educational programs and presentations to the campus community.

Communications Unit

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The Communications Center at the UCI Police Department is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by P.O.S.T. certified public safety dispatchers.


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Remembering our fallen officer