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Become Part of the UC Davis Police Department

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The UC Davis Police Department (UCDPD) is committed to providing a safe and secure community for all who visit, attend, and work at the UC Davis campuses. This is accomplished in partnership with all of the community and in accordance with the highest professional standards of law enforcement and public service. The mission of the Department is to enhance the quality of life by providing a secure and safe environment in which the University community can conduct its fundamental mission of research, teaching, patient care, and public service.

Established on the Davis campus in 1947, UCDPD is a state police agency that provides patrol, investigative, emergency management, and crime prevention services on the main campus and at the UC Davis Health System in Sacramento. Its jurisdiction extends one mile around the campus and the medical center boundaries and to all facilities that are administered by UC Davis. The Department has its main station on the UC Davis campus and one at the Health System campus in Sacramento. UCDPD currently employs 53 sworn and 70 professional staff, as well as 112 student employees.

In addition to providing safety and security services at UC Davis and the UC Davis Medical Center, the UC Davis Police provide the campus lost and found; finger printing services (Live scan) for UC-related jobs; patrol ride-along; and personal safety education. Public safety services are also provided to the campus through programs such as Aggie Host Security Service (AHS). AHS Officers are non-sworn, student security personnel who, upon completion of a background check and specialized introductory and ongoing training with the UC Davis Police Department, facilitate assistance in the areas of escort services, special event security, and site surveillance.

Are you the Ideal Candidate?

Candidates for the UC Davis Police Department will be proactive and passionate people who work collaboratively to advance the safety and security of the campus community. The ideal candidate will build innovative partnerships with students, faculty, staff, the community and other regional agencies to promote community involvement, creating a safe and secure environment.

The UC Davis Police Department is seeking candidates who appreciate and embrace working within a diverse community and are able to communicate effectively with students, staff, faculty, and community members of varying and distinct backgrounds. Candidates should have a proven track record of embracing diversity in the workforce.  Candidates must demonstrate the ability to maintain a relationship of trust, credibility, and collaboration with the campus community. Candidates must embody teamwork, communication and collaboration.

The ideal candidate will be someone who is engaging and committed to creating a safe environment where the sharing of information, ideas, and feedback is encouraged.

These are a few key community traits and characteristics sought in our candidates:

  • Adaptable
  • Approachable
  • Belief in the dignity of others
  • Calming
  • Community oriented
  • Compassionate
  • Customer focused
  • Discrete
  • Effective communication skills
  • Embraces change
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Respect for diversity
  • Respect for the individual
  • Self-motivated
  • Sense of humor
  • Sense of service to others/community
  • Tact
  • Tolerance