The Investigations Division is commanded by a Lieutenant who is responsible for overseeing the investigations of crimes committed against persons and property and serious or unusual incidents following the initial response and investigation by patrol, and for investigating narcotic and vice activity.
The Investigations Division is comprised of the following units:
- Detective Unit
- Threat Management Unit
- Crime Analysis Unit
- Property and Evidence Unit
Members of the Detective Unit conduct criminal investigations for both misdemeanor and felony crimes. Their responsibilities include responding to crime scenes, case follow-ups, investigations, presenting cases for prosecution and participating in the court process. Approximately three-fourths (over 1,800 cases) of all reports taken have investigative leads and are assigned by the sergeant to one of six detectives for follow-up. Notable cases for 2013: the investigation, resignation and subsequent arrest of a staff member for possession of child pornography and enticement, the arrest and subsequent Grand Jury indictment of a UCLA athlete for multiple counts of sexual assault, the arrest of one CSUN student responsible for multiple counts of sexual battery, the arrest of a prolific burglar who was responsible for several burglaries and thefts from the Wooden Center and the I.M. field over a span of four to five months, and the arrest of three (3) Pierce College student athletes after a subsequent investigation revealed they were responsible for multiple robberies on the west side.
Threat Management Unit
The Threat Management Unit (TMU) is an integral part of a campus wide, multi-disciplinary team that collaborates to provide resolutions for incidents of workplace violence, personnel actions and/or disciplinary actions. This sergeant presented ‘active shooter’ training to the campus community, he was responsible for over 100 TMU cases in 2013. The Sergeant assigned to this position is funded by Risk Management to work with the campus community and coordinate efforts.
Crime Analysis Unit
A priority of the Crime Analysis Unit is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the police department's crime suppression efforts, and provide the public with accurate information regarding crime at UCLA. Daily, weekly, monthly and year-to-date statistical analysis is provided to staff helping to direct crime-fighting activities and provide on-going crime prevention information to the campus community. This unit also takes a leading role in the preparation of the Clery Report and the release of Timely Warnings for crimes that present a serious or ongoing threat to the safety to the community.
Property & Evidence Unit
The Property and Evidence Unit handles hundreds of pieces of property every year including lost and found, evidence, and items for safekeeping.
UCLA Police Department
Phone: (310) 825-1491
Fax: (310) 206-2550
Mail Code: 136408
601 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1364
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Station Hours
24 hours a day, 7 days a week