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The UCLA Police Department is a leader in providing progressive law enforcement services to a culturally diverse urban campus and its surrounding community. We are dedicated to providing a safe and secure environment for teaching, research and public service. We do this through patrol, rapid response to calls for service, investigations, education and implementation of preventative strategies. Our work, grounded in a community policing philosophy, utilizes campus partnerships as the most effective approach for insuring a safe campus.

UCLA PD sets a standard of excellence in law enforcement and serves a multicultural, educational environment of over 82,500 faculty, staff and students in Los Angeles. It is a part of the statewide UC Police system of about 410 sworn personnel. We take pride in our cultural and ethnic diversity and strive to employ a broad cross-section of the community. The department employs about 65 sworn officers, 41 civilians and 130 students.
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The men and women of the UCLA Police Department proudly serve this community with a firm commitment to our Core Values: 

    •  Accountability:Being responsible for your actions.

    •  Respect:Treating others as you would want to be treated.

    •  Integrity:Always doing the right thing.

    •  Service:Working to meet the community’s needs.

    •  Excellence:Performing at the highest standard.  
The UCLA Police Department is dedicated to providing a safe and secure environment for teaching, research and public service. We accomplish this by developing community partnerships and problem-solving techniques to proactively address crime, the fear of crime and quality of life issues. That includes working with UCLA students, staff and faculty through the Police Chief's Advisory Council to bring about positive change. 

UCLA PD is committed to reform by participating in a task force commissioned by the university to assess campus safety policies and procedures. We have also joined all other UC police departments in committing to a 21st century model of community-oriented policing, guided by sources including President Obama’s 21st Century Policing Task Force, the #8CantWait project, and Campaign Zero.

Operations Bureau

    •  Patrol Division 

    •  Investigations Division

Administrative Bureau

    •  Communications Center

    •  Records Unit

    •  Personnel & Training Unit

    •  Community Services Division

        •  Crime Prevention Unit

        •  Community Service Officer Program

        •  Emergency Medical Services

        •  Police Chief's Advisory Council
    •  Telephone Numbers

    •  Anonymous Reporting Line

       (310) 794-5824