Marked patrol cars on campus on a busy summer night.
In 2009, UCLA PD responded to approximately 82,000 calls for service. Patrol officers are the first responders to our community's request for service including those at both on and off campus locations.
Patrol Function The primary function of police officers assigned to patrol is to:
Provide a uniformed response to calls for service
Act as a visible deterrent to crime
Protect the community
Provide traffic enforcement
Educate and provide the foundation of resources for other programs to the community
Bike officers monitor activity at Med Plaza.
UCLA PD Utilizes:
Marked patrol cars
SUV that has the ability to serve as a mobile Command Post (CP)
A patrol officer processes fingerprints on a stolen vehicle.
Patrol Areas Include:
Main UCLA campus
Medical centers (campus & Santa Monica)
On campus residential communities & adjacent communities
University apartment housing
Fraternity & sorority rows
From the ranks of patrol, officers are selected for several Lead Officer positions to serve several communities within UCLA. We have Lead Officers assigned to primarily patrol responsibilities in the following areas:
University apartments north & including resident halls
University apartments south (UAS)
Fraternity & sorority relations
Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center & Orthopedic Hospital
Campus residential communities
Patrol officers stand by at a high profile event.
Community Oriented Policing (COP)
UCLA PD embraces the philosphy of Community Oriented Policing. Community Oriented policing is a philosophy that guides police management style and operational strategies. It emphasizes establishment of police-community partnerships and a problem solving approach that is responsive to the needs of the community.
One of the major objectives of community policing efforts is to establish an active partnership between the police and the community that can analyze problems and design and help implement solutions and services that are truly community based. This requires the police to make a conscious effort to createan atmosphere in which community partners actively and willingly co-operate with the police.
Characteristics of Community Oriented Policing are:
Patrol Division officers participate in community outreach programs and presentations, including:
Multiple agencies gather at UCLA for "Active Shooter" training.
Mutual Aid UCLA PD has entered into agreements with the California Highway Patrol, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the Santa Monica Police Department in order to provide mutual aid assistance.
The UCLA Police Department is also a member of the Los Angeles County Mutual Aid Organization. We are part of the Area 'A' Platoon which includes the police departments of Santa Monica, Beverly Hills & Culver City.
UCLA Police Department Email: email@example.com | Phone: (310) 825-1491 | Fax: (310) 206-2550 | Mail Code: 136408
Address 601 Westwood Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90095-1364
Business Hours Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Station Hours 24 hours a day, 7 days a week