Search for Chief of Police

TOWN HALL MEETINGS

The Recruitment Advisory Committee for the Chief of Police search invites you to come and discuss the qualifications you would like to see in the next UC Davis Chief of Police

Town Hall Meetings for
Faculty, Staff and Students

Date:  Wednesday, February 15
Location:  Student Community Center,
Multi-Purpose Room

Morning Session: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Afternoon Session: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.



Town Hall Meeting for
Students Only

Date:  Wednesday, February 15
Location:  Student Community Center,
Multi-Purpose Room

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
(Refreshments will be served)


Town Hall Meeting for
Faculty, Staff and Students

Date:  Wednesday, February 22
Location:  School of Medicine, Lecture Hall 1222

Noon - 1:00 p.m.


Town Hall Meeting for
Faculty, Staff and Students

Date:  Wednesday, February 22
Location:  Medical Center, ACSU G344

3:15 - 4:15 p.m.


We are committed to conducting an open, transparent search to attract a strong and diverse pool of candidates with the background and experience necessary for this critical position. The information gathered at these town halls will be used to inform the selection process.

Not able to attend? Send your comments to: chiefofpolicesearch@ucdavis.edu

UC Davis has launched a nationwide recruitment for the Chief of Police. This position reports directly to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor.

The Chief of Police leads the Police Department in support of UCD's academic mission of teaching, research, and public service and patient care. The Chief is responsible for providing leadership to assure the Police Department executes to the highest standards its public safety mission of providing a secure and safe environment through the "Community Policing" model, which enhances the quality of life for the campus and medical center community.

The chief works with command and civilian staff to establish and articulate a unified, inclusive and comprehensive vision from which specific goals, objectives, and performance measures are identified to ensure the safety and security of the campus community. The Chief has ultimate responsibility for successful implementation of this plan, and for holding staff accountable in this endeavor

The Chief of Police has oversight of the Police Department which encompasses 2 separate locations (Davis Campus and Medical Center – Sacramento) with 80+ employees in two divisions; Police Administration and Operations (Patrol).  The Chief of Police collaborates with surrounding local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and University of California Police Departments system-wide and in the region with respect to mutual aid agreements and other professional commitments and provides guidance to the management team to ensure decisions and actions are consistent with organizational goals, values, policies, and law enforcement standards.

The recruitment advisory committee, chaired by Milton Lang, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Life, and co-chaired by School of Law professor Elizabeth Joh, is composed primarily of faculty, staff and students and also includes members of the City of Davis Police Department and Yolo County District Attorney's Office to ensure that the views of the external community are represented and considered during the recruitment process.

Gary Peterson, of the national executive search firm Ralph Andersen & Associates, is assisting the recruitment committee in identifying potential candidates for this critical position. Advertisements have been placed in The Chronicle of Higher Education and with other leading organizations. 

Nomination Process

Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed to Gary Peterson at apply@ralphandersen.com.

Members of the campus community are encouraged to send comments about the qualifications the university should be looking for in candidates for this position. Emails should be sent to chiefofpolicesearch@ucdavis.edu.

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