On Monday, December 19, 2016 Staff Assembly coordinated a ‘Lunch with Leadership’ event featuring Chief. This lunch series provides staff and faculty members the opportunity to enjoy a hosted lunch while engaging in casual conversation with various UCI leaders throughout the year. This casual speaking engagement was a fantastic way for the Chief to connect UCIPD with the community in a more personable format. He spoke about the upcoming programs that are in development such as the Volunteers in Public Safety, The Chief’s Community Advisory Board, and the Community Academy. In continuing to promote transparency, he also took the time to share facts and figures about our department to help the community better understand our policing philosophy and how we actively continue to improve our department to better serve the needs of community.