As one of UCLA Police Department’s newest members, Melody Mendoza is fulfilling a lifelong dream in becoming a police officer.
Public Safety Aides will be dispatched when an issue does not rise to a level requiring a police officer.
When an urgent situation happens on campus, Officer Shamir Gonzalez is often the first to arrive. That’s because as a motor officer, riding a motorcycle allows him to cut through campus and get where he needs to quickly.
As the University Apartments North lead officer, Jonathan Rivenburg is all too familiar with the buildings he patrols. Having lived at Rieber Hall as an undergraduate, he now protects the same campus he studied at as a UCLA student.
Every member of the UCLA Police Department takes a different path to working in law enforcement. Just ask Lindsay Schirner, who went from teaching fifth grade to becoming our newest detective in less than four years.
With approximately 3,400 students involved in Greek life at UCLA, keeping them safe is a major priority for our department. As Fraternity/Sorority Lead Officer, Larissa Amezcua not only educates members of the Greek community about safety, but also builds relationships that go far beyond her law enforcement duties.
Whether at work or at home, Officer Tiffanie Hand's best friend is always by her side. Since 2016 her trusted partner has been seven-year-old Kylo, who was the UCLA Police Department's first K-9 officer in 20 years.
From AAA to UCLA, Najala Baker loves helping people in every job she's had. As our Dispatch Supervisor she's ready to answer any call that comes in, whether it's an emergency or someone who just needs to hear a friendly voice.
When someone applies for a job with the UCLA Police Department, our Backgrounds/Training Division is there to help them through the process.
Whether they’re providing an evening escort, patrolling campus buildings, or answering questions about the university, our Community Service Officers (CSOs) are the “eyes and ears” of the UCLA Police Department.