Officer smiles with UC Davis water tower in the background

Our Mission


To enhance the safety and quality of life for students, faculty, staff and patients at  UC Davis and UC Davis Health. Working in partnership with our community, we strive to promote public safety and crime prevention through education and enforcement.


We base our practices on the principles of service, professionalism and diversity. We value our differences and acknowledge that our unique backgrounds bring strength to our organization and community. We will strive to exceed the expectations of the community we serve. We will reflect our community and respect the experiences, knowledge, and abilities of one another. Our professionalism is reached through teamwork, training and continual self-improvement.


The UC Davis Police Department strives to provide a safe environment for all those who visit our campuses through strategic policing, effective security efforts and strong community partnerships. We aim to be a leader in campus policing and community engagement. We willingly accept this responsibility and hold ourselves accountable for its achievement.