Safe Rides

UC Davis Police Safe Rides--It's Free!

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

  • Phone number: 530-754-COPS (2677)
  • Hours of Operation:
    • VIP wheelchair transportation 
      • 24/7 on campus to another on campus location
      • 7 Days a week 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on campus location pick up to any location in the city of Davis (Unitrans not running during this time period)
    • Safe Rides
      • 7 days a week 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on campus to another on campus location
      • 7 Days a week 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on campus location pick up to any location in the city of Davis (Unitrans not running during this time period)

The Safe Rides 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 an Aggie Host 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. 

Remember, your safety is our primary concern!!

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TapRide App

Requesting a SafeRide just got even easier! We've officially launched a new app called TapRide

Setting up the app:

1. Download the TapRide app (iPhone/iPad | Android)
2. Select University of California, Davis
3. Log in with your UC Davis LoginID and password
4. Enable notifications for the app so we can alert you when we arrive

Catching Your Ride

1. Click “Pick Up Location”- Tap your location on the campus map
2. Click “Drop off Location”- Enter your address or Tap your home location
3. Select your number of passengers 

Cancellations

1. Cancellations can be made through the TapRide app
2. Drivers reserve the right to cancel ride requests under certain circumstances.
          Circumstances include, but are not limited to,

        • If we cannot find you within a reasonable timeframe
        • If you are unable to care for yourself due to alcohol consumption
        • If you are injured and have not been evaluated by EMS or a doctor
        • If you threaten the safe operations of the vehicle
        • If you are using the Safe Ride Services for reasons other than safety
        • If adverse conditions exist on campus

Our first wheelchair assisted vehicle for our VIP Riders!
Have you used our Safe Ride Services lately? Complete this quick and anonymous survey to tell us about your experience!

Supplemental content

Download TapRide

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Contact SafeRide from your mobile device with TapRide

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Contact Numbers

DAVIS CAMPUS

EMERGENCY: 911 OR 530-752-1230

Non-Emergency: 530-754-COPS (2677)

SACRAMENTO CAMPUS

EMERGENCY: 911 OR 916-734-2555

Non-Emergency: 916-734-2555