Law Enforcement Authority

Law Enforcement Authority

100.1 PURPOSE AND SCOPE
Law enforcement officers are granted the authority to perform his/her function based on established legal authority. The UCLA Police Department does not tolerate abuse of law enforcement authority.

100.2 PEACE OFFICER POWERS
Sworn members of this Department shall be considered peace officers pursuant to Penal Code § 830.2 and Education Code § 92600. The authority of any such peace officer extends to any place in the State of California, as follows:

(a) As to any public offense committed or which there is probable cause to believe has been committed within the political subdivision which employs the peace officer; or

(b) Where the peace officer has the prior consent of the chief of police, or person authorized by him or her to give consent, if the place is within a city or of the sheriff, or person authorized by him or her to give such consent, if the place is within a county; or

(c) As to any public offense committed or which there is probable cause to believe has been committed in the peace officer’s presence, and with respect to which there is immediate danger to person or property, or of the escape of the perpetrator of the offense.

100.2.1 EDUCATION CODE SECTION 92600
Education Code § 92600 states in part:
Persons employed and compensated as members of said police department, when so appointed and duly sworn, are peace officers, provided, that such officers shall not exercise their powers or authority except:

(a) Upon campuses of the University of California and an area within one mile of the exterior boundaries of each thereof;
(b) In or about other grounds or properties owned, operated, controlled or administered by the Regents of University of California; and
(c) As provided in Penal Code § 830.2.

100.2.2 PENAL CODE SECTION 830.2 (B)
Penal Code § 830.2 (b) states in part:
"The following persons are peace officers whose authority extends to any place in the state: (b) A member of the University of California Police Department appointed pursuant to Section 92600 of the Education Code, provided that the primary duty of the peace officer shall be the enforcement of the law within the area specified in Section 92600 of the Education Code."

100.3 CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS
All employees shall observe and comply with every person’s clearly established rights under the United States and California Constitutions.

 

 


UCLA Police Department
Email: info@ucpd.ucla.edu
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