Police Community Academy

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Interested in learning more about the UC Davis Police Department? This free, nine-week course gives you an insider's view.                                

The Police Community Academy covers:

  • Arrest-search-seizure
  • Defensive tactics
  • Lethal and non-lethal force scenarios 
  • Evidence processing and fingerprints
  • Vehicle stops
  • Community-oriented policing
  • Jail and Coroner's office tour
  • Mock jury trial
  • Other great topics

Dates, Time, and Location:

Start: Janurary 10, 2018  End: March 7, 2018

Every Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: EOC

Who Can Attend?

There are no special requirements for taking the course, but a UC Davis Police Department Live Scan background check may be required.

Enrollment is open to all UC Davis students, staff, faculty as well as citizens in the community who wish to learn more about law enforcement at UC Davis. UC Davis students can earn two units for full attendance.

How to Apply:

We are no longer accepting applications for our 2018 academy.

Be on the lookour for information about the 2019 academy, starting in Fall 2018. If you have any questions, please email rholguin@ucdavis.edu.

Click here to download application

For more information please contact: 

Myra Abshire

Email: mabshire@ucdavis.edu, Telephone (530) 752-7029


Officer Ray Holguin 

Email: rholguin@ucdavis.edu, Telephone (530) 601-3867

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Mission, Vision, Values

UC Davis Police Badge

Our Vision
We are a model law enforcement agency.  Through collaboration, we will always provide the highest level of service to our community.

Our Mission
We are committed to making UC Davis a safe place to live, learn, work and play.  We will accomplish this mission in full partnership with our community.

Our Values
Our badge serves as a daily reminder of our department values:

  • Unyielding integrity
  • Courage
  • Diversity
  • Absolute respect
  • Vigorous excellence
  • Innovation
  • Service