Patrol Division


The UCI Police Department’s Patrol Division personnel actively collaborate with our UCI and UC Irvine Health communities to help create a safe and secure learning environment through education, problem solving, and enforcement.  We use innovative practices, technology, continuing training, and partnerships to provide twenty-four hour, uniformed police services to deter, prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from all criminal activity, hazards and threats.

The UCI police officers generally provide for the peace, safety and security of persons and facilities on the university campus in the city of Irvine, the university hospital in the city of Orange, and those properties owned, controlled, or occupied by the University of California. Officers work in a diverse environment and take pride in delivering exceptional law enforcement services to our community.

The Patrol Division is comprised of the traditional line functions (patrol services, field training program, and special events) of the Police Department and is managed by a Lieutenant.  As such, most of the sworn personnel are assigned to this division.  As the most visible part of the department, our officers are called upon to protect the community with customary policing methods and to provide the foundation of resources for other outreach programs to the community.

The UCI police officers are deployed among two patrol shifts (dayshift and nightshift) and utilize patrol vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles, and foot patrols.  We have officers assigned to specialized responsibilities within the community, including: University Housing, Cross Cultural Center, Greek Life, Athletics, Student Life and Leadership, Special Events, the UCI Consultation Team, and the UC Irvine Health Workplace Violence Consultation Team.  We pride ourselves on the strength of our working relationships with departments and community members throughout the UCI family.