Communication Center

Dispatch and communications center

The University of California, Davis Police Department Communications Center exists for the purpose of providing an efficient communications system between university emergency services, students, faculty, staff, patients, other agencies and the public at large.  University emergency services includes Police, Fire, Facilities Departments and after hours general campus information services.  The Communications Center additionally, coordinates the operation of these departments with similar service agencies throughout the state.  This is accomplished through the use of a variety of communications devices and systems, including but not limited to, telephone, radio and the California Law Enforcement Teletype System.  Public Safety Dispatchers are responsible for dispatching both emergency and non-emergency personnel and appropriate resources as required to ensure the community receives the best possible service in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Dispatch Coverage

The Public Safety Answering Point operates 24 hours a day; seven days a week, with a minimum of two P.O.S.T. certified Public Safety Dispatchers.

Dispatchers: 10 FTE

Supervisor: 1

Police & Fire Alarms

The Communications Center receives and monitors several types of alarms including direct alarms for local area police and fire accounts on the UC Davis campus and at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

We also monitor some police and fire accounts located out of the area or in another agency’s jurisdiction. 

Types of Calls:

  • 9-1-1 calls for both fire and police
  • Facility
  • Medical
  • All Police
  • Aggie Host
  • Protective Service Officers (Medical Center)
  • Fire calls for both campus and City of Davis
  • Elevator
  • General information

Emergency Call List Update

The Communication Center maintains contact information for all campus units and departments. Every year, we request that each unit and department review its emergency call out list for accuracy. Though we send this reminder out once a year, we ask that you remain vigilant and submit necessary changes any time throughout the year.  It is imperative that we have accurate information on file in the event of an emergency.  All personal contact information is kept confidential and used only for law enforcement or emergency-related purposes.

Please use the Emergency Call List form to report your changes. It is available in two formats:

After completing the form, send it to:


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Contact Numbers

Davis Campus

EMERGENCY: 911 OR 530-752-1230

Non-Emergency: 530-752-8943

Sacramento Campus

EMERGENCY: 911 OR 916-734-2555

Non-Emergency: 916-734-2555