Feedback & Police Accountability

Chief Farrow talks to students

We're accountable to you

Please provide your feedback: The UC Davis Police Department recognizes that we are accountable to our communities on the Davis and Sacramento campuses, when it comes to upholding justice, ensuring campus safety, and adhering to UC Davis Police Policies. We hope our service exceeds your expectations and lives up to professional standards.

To increase transparency, UC Davis established its own Police Accountability Board with students, staff and academics who review complaints made about the UC Davis Police and make recommendations to the UC Davis Police Chief.

Your voice matters. To meet our goal of constant improvement, we need to hear your feedback, especially when you have concerns about police conduct at UC Davis. Your complaints will be handled independently by the UC Davis Police Accountability Board. Learn more about how the board works on the UC Davis Police Accountabilty Board website.

vector icon of alert message  File a complaint

A complaint should be filed when you feel that a member of the UC Davis Police Department has acted improperly in the course of their work. Whether the complaint is related to discourteous treatment, failure to take action, inaccurate report writing, an unjustified arrest, unnecessary force or any other police action that you feel is wrong, the Police Accountability Board wants to know about it.

The complaint process is designed to detect and correct improper or undesirable police practices. All investigations are kept confidential; retaliation for filing a complaint is prohibited.

To file a complaint, follow the directions on the Police Accountability Board website to file a complaint online, in person, by telephone, by mail or fax.

If you prefer, you may also contact our non-emergency number and speak with an on-call supervisor, 530-752-1727 for the Davis campus or 916-734-2555 for the Sacramento campus.


vector icon of hands shaking  Thank an officer for their service

If you would like to commend a UC Davis police officer for a job well done or thank someone for their service, you may use our online officer commendation form.


vector icon of siren  Report a crime online

If this is an emergency, dial 911.

Certain types of crimes can be reported using our online crime reporting form. See the form for additional details about how to report a crime. Reporting some types of crime may require additional assistance by calling 530-752-1727.


vector icon of magnifying glass  Submit a crime tip online

If you have information pertaining to a crime, you may also submit a crime tip online to the UC Davis Police Department.


vector icon of checkbox  Evaluate our services via UC Davis Satisfaction Surveys

Services provided by the UC Davis Police Department are included in the UC Davis Academic and Staff Satisfaction Survey, for employees to evaluate our service if they have interacted with the police department in the course of their job in the last year. In 2020, our services were also added for students to evaluate in the UC Davis Student Satisfaction Survey.