Aggie Host

The AHS Officer Program provides security and support at UC Davis campus events. In addition, AHS personnel facilitate the UC Davis Safe Ride Service that is free of cost to UC Davis students, faculty and staff.

Safe Rides Service

Phone:
530-752-COPS (2677)

Hours of Operation:
5 p.m. to 6 a.m. on campus
10 p.m. to 6 a.m. to off campus location
7 days a week.

The AHS Officer Program provides security and support at UC Davis campus events. In addition, AHS personnel facilitate the UC Davis Safe Ride Service that is free of cost to UC Davis students, faculty and staff.

Aggie Host Security Officers are non-sworn, student security personnel who support the mission of the UC Davis Police Department by providing a variety of public safety services to the campus, including:

  • UC Davis Safe Ride Services, free upon request, for students and staff after hours on campus. UC Davis Student Housing is a key supporter and their attentiveness to maximizing the safety of all UCD affiliates is much appreciated.  
  • Special event security for concerts, athletic competitions, theatrical performances and other large-scale campus events such as Picnic Day and the Whole Earth Festival. There is a charge for event services. (See Rates.)
  • Site Surveillance at various locations on campus to deter vandalism, fire damages and/or burglary. Services are available daily and overnight if needed. There is a charge for surveillance services. (See Rates.)  Aggie Host Security Officers patrol the West Village complex and provide security service to all critical infrastructure on campus.

In December 2013, the Aggie Host Security Program was employed to provide site security for the West Village community on campus.  Aggie Host Security Officers serve as members of the community providing an extra layer of protection and work directly with police officers assigned to campus.  Aggie Host Security Officers are equipped with portable radios that provide a direct link to the UC Davis 911 Emergency Dispatch Center.

Aggie Host Security Officers are trained to enhance campus diplomacy, diffuse disruptive behavior, minimize risk through access control countermeasures, manage large crowds and to execute stringent inspection protocol when justified. They can be readily identified by their black uniforms with gold embroidery and departmental equipment.


UC Davis Safe Ride Services--It's Free!

If you have safety concerns while moving about campus at night we encourage you to call us.

  • Phone number: 530-752-COPS (2677)
  • Hours of Operation:
    5 p.m. to 6 a.m. on campus
    10 p.m. to 6 a.m. to off campus location
    7 days a week.

The safety service is available to anyone who prefers an alternative to walking alone or in a small group at night. Those using the service are given a ride in a clearly marked security vehicle or are escorted on foot by a security officer.  All drivers have a valid California driver's license and are trained AHS personnel who have been background checked, fingerprinted, and are in compliance with the California DMV pull system. Additionally, each employee of this program has completed a "Safe Driver Awareness" course administered by UC Davis Staff Development.


Becoming an Aggie Host Security Officer

Undergraduate UC Davis students in good standing are welcomed to apply. Employment is conditional upon a background check and the completion of specialized introductory and ongoing training.

If interested, hard copy applications can be picked up at the front lobby of the UC Davis Police Department. An electronic application can also be found here at the AHS Officer Application pathway. Please email the completed electronic version to AHS Officer Program Manager, Benjamin McNulty, at bjmcnulty@ucdavis.edu. Completed hard copy applications should be submitted in person at the UC Davis Police Department's front service desk. Applications are accepted year-round with 2-3 hiring cycles taking place per academic year.


Security Service Rates

  • UC Davis Safe Ride: FREE
  • Special Event Security Services:
    • AHS Officer: $17.00 - $22.00/hour
    • AHS Supervisor: $20.00 - $26.00/hour
    • AHS Manager: $37.00 - $52.00/hour
    • UCD Police Officer: $67.00 - $86.00/hour
    • UCD Police Sergeant: $79.00 - $103.00/hour

For special event services, the number of security personnel will be determined by various criteria; including the size and scope of your event. UC Davis Conference and Event Services can assist with building reservations for special events as part of their event planning service. The UC Davis Police Department Security Coordinator or Security Director will assist with security measures and in some cases will employ sworn law enforcement personnel should they be requested or required.

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To request a Police and/or Aggie Host Security Services

for an upcoming event, please follow the directions on the form below:

Download request form here

Please follow the instructions to complete, attach, and submit your updated file to securityrequest@ucdavis.edu. We will confirm your request within 48 hours of receiving the completed form.