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Aggie Host

Aggie Host Security Division

Please direct questions about Aggie Host Security to Security Manager, Moa Smith
(530) 752-3279  |

The Aggie Host Security (AHS) program provides a variety of security and public safety functions on the UC Davis Campus. Aggie Host Security Officers are non-sworn, part time, student security personnel who support the mission of the UC Davis Police Department by providing a variety of services, including:

  • UC Davis Safe Ride Services, a free service provided to students, staff, and faculty who need a ride to or from one on campus location to another and to an off campus location, after 8pm. Please visit our Safe Ride page for more information on this particular service.

  • Special event security for concerts, athletic competitions, theatrical performances and other large-scale campus events such as Picnic Day and the Whole Earth Festival. Special event security does incur a charge (see rates below).

  • Site Surveillance at various locations on campus to deter vandalism, fire damages and/or burglary. Services are available daily and overnight, both short term and long term, depending on the situation. Site surveillance requested for a specific building or area does incur a charge (see rates below).

  • Security Patrols are completed on a daily basis across the UC Davis campus, housing areas, and parking lots. Aggie Hosts serve as a deterrent and report security concerns suspicious activity.

Aggie Hosts Security Officers complete other duties as assigned, and work directly with other tiers of the UC Davis Police Department to contribute to overall campus safety and security.

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 for events.

Aggie Host Security Officers wear distinguishable tan and navy uniforms that read “Student Security” and are equipped with portable radios that provide a direct link to the UC Davis 911 Emergency Dispatch Center. Aggie Host vehicle are labeled as either Safe Ride or Aggie Host Security.

Request Security Services

To request security services for an upcoming event, please follow the directions on the form below.

Download the AHS Service Request Form

Once completed, please submit the service request form to

To allow for proper staffing, smaller events requesting less than 5 hosts must be submitted at least 2 weeks in advance. Requests for larger events or multi-day events, must be submitted at least 4 weeks in advance. We cannot guarantee security staffing for requests that are submitted less than 2-4 weeks in advance.

If you do not receive a follow up email within 3 business days of submitted a request, please follow up again or contact the security manager.

Security Service Rates

Effective July 1, 2022

Service Hourly Rate
UC Davis Safe Ride Free
Special Event Security Services Hourly Rate
Aggie Host Security Officer $26.00 - $35.00
Aggie Host Security Supervisor $30.00 - $40.00
Aggie Host Security Manager $66.50 - $90.50
UC Davis Police Officer $94.00 - $126.00
UC Davis Police Sergeant $113.00 - $151.00

Final staffing numbers for an event request will be determined by the Security Manager. The final number of security personnel will be determined by various criteria; including the size, scope, location, and topic of your event. Many events will require an Aggie Host Security Supervisor(s) be present. In some cases, additional security personnel beyond Aggie Hosts may be required, including sworn law enforcement personnel. Events creating large amounts of traffic or congestion may require personnel dedicated to traffic control.