UCI Police Department
Jorge Cisneros is the Chief of Police at the UCI Police Department and is joined by Acting Captain Joe Reiss, Acting Captain Anthony Frisbee, and Emergency Services Manager Anne Widney. Our team is committed to providing the highest quality in public safety and policing services and ensuring a safe and secure learning environment for the entire UC Irvine community.
The Administrative Division is dedicated to providing support to the entire Police Department team. The Administrative Director oversees the Division which includes the Administrative and Communications Units. The Administrative Unit includes the Clery Act Compliance Coordinator, CSO Coordinator, Records Analyst, two Administrative Specialists, Front Desk Coordinator, student staff and interns. The primary functions of the Unit include handling payroll and personnel matters, accounting and financial needs, responding to the concerns of the public, maintenance of department records, managing Clery requirements, property and evidence processing, fingerprinting services, and maintaining lost and found property. In addition, the Unit assists with the recruiting and hiring processes of Police Officers, Administrative Staff, Dispatchers, Community Service Officers, and Interns. The Unit also manages budget and purchasing matters.
Community Service Officer Program
The CSO Program is dedicated to being the "eyes and ears" of the UCI Police Department. The program consists of approximately 30 student employees who provide the campus community with safety escorts, security patrols, building checks, unlocks, fire watches and many other safety related services.
The UC Irvine Police Department’s Patrol unit actively collaborates with our UCI and UC Irvine Health communities to help create a safe and secure learning environment through education, problem solving, and enforcement. We use innovative practices, technology, continuing training, and partnerships to provide 24 hour, uniformed police services to deter, prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from all criminal activity, hazards and threats. Officers work in a diverse environment and take pride in delivering exceptional law enforcement services to our community. The UC Irvine Police Department uses a community-oriented policing service that uses a synergistic approach to meeting the safety and security needs of the community we serve. Our goal is to be accessible to, and accepted by, our community, while providing more efficient and effective services. Our Zone Policing Program is composed of one Sergeant and two to three officers, who are given the primary responsibility for conducting community oriented policing (C.O.P.) projects within defined areas on the campus, much the same as it is done in Geo-Policing. Each team is responsible for making contacts in the community within their assigned areas and for keeping abreast of crime trends or special problems in their areas to develop strategies in partnership with the community to help solve these problems. We pride ourselves on the strength of our working relationships with departments and community members throughout the UCI family.
The UCI Police Communications unit operates 24 hours a day serving as the critical link between the University community and all public safety emergency and non-emergency responders. Our Dispatchers are committed to acquiring and disseminating pertinent information to help protect life, property, and the environment. In doing so, we strive to provide the community with the highest level of service. Dispatchers are responsible for answering emergency and non-emergency calls, as well as dispatching operations for the UC Irvine Health Medical Center’s Security Program. Dispatchers also monitor campus security alarms, surveillance security cameras, blue light emergency phones and elevator phones. Any items reported lost, stolen, found or located are entered by Dispatch into the California Law Enforcement System (CLETS). In 2015, Dispatch processed 16,829 campus incidents and 16,934 Medical Center incidents.
The Investigations Division is compromised of a Lieutenant, Sergeant and five Detectives. The investigators conduct criminal investigations of all crimes occurring on the UC Irvine Campus and at the UCI Medical Center. The Detective Sergeant and two Detectives are dedicated to the UCI campus and the other two Detectives are assigned to the UCI Medical Center. The detectives are responsible for following up on criminal incidents, solving crimes, and conducting proactive investigations. Additionally, the Medical Center detectives interact with the UCIMC Administration, and are the liaison between the Police Department and the UCIMC Security Department. Detectives also augment the Patrol Division with uniform patrol assistance during large campus demonstrations or other events.
Emergency Management Division
The mission of the Emergency Services Division is to continuously improve the resilience and readiness of the campus community and the ability to respond to and recover from natural and human-caused emergencies within the framework of the phases of emergency management – mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. The Emergency Services Division is responsible for readiness and training of the Chancellor’s Executive Policy Group and staff selection, plan development and training for the Emergency Operations Center and six Department Operations Centers on campus. Significant energy is given to ongoing preparedness efforts with the revision and distribution of the new RED emergency procedure flipcharts, presentations upon request, and training for Zone Crew staff members who facilitate evacuations to pre-designated assembly areas when necessary. The Campus Search and Rescue program, modeled after the national Citizen Emergency Response Team model, has trained over 350 staff members on advanced emergency preparedness and response actions. Through use of the newly revamped UC Ready on-line tool, schools and departments improve their resilience and business recovery capabilities. In 2015, the ZotReady campaign was launched to bring further understanding to students, staff, and faculty on campus preparedness. Under the general direction of the Assistant Police Chief, the Emergency Services Unit is staffed by the Emergency Services Manager and Business Continuity Planner.
UC Irvine Health System (Medical Center) – Security & Parking Department Program
The UC Irvine Health Security and Parking Department had operational oversight provided by Charles Chase, Security Operations Manager and Nelly Cruz, Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) Program Operations Manager. Supporting Charles are a team of 6 Sergeants and Security Officers totaling approximately 30 staff members. Supporting Nelly is a Parking Operations Supervisor, Parking Office staff, Parking Enforcement Officers, an Employee Transportation Coordinator, and Information Kiosk staff. Additionally this division oversees operations for an Employee Transportation Program, Valet Program, Patient Shuttles, and Medical Center to Academic Campus Shuttle.
The primary responsibility of the Security Department is to provide security services at the medical center in Orange and at the Family Health Clinics in Santa Ana and Anaheim. These services are available 24/7 on the medical center campus. In 2015 security personnel responded to 17,956 calls for service on the City of Orange Campus. 2.5 FTE was constantly dedicated to the Emergency Department to support safety to staff and patients on Holds. Beginning in March of 2015 the UCI Health Security Department in cooperation with Nursing Administration and Human Resources developed a comprehensive strategic Workplace Violence Prevention Program meeting and exceeding workplace violence prevention program requirements pursuant to Senate Bill 1299. This program has provided clinical staff, ancillary employees and security officers with Workplace Violence Prevention instruction through the managing Aggressive Persons and Situations training initiative. This 4 hour course of instruction is the cornerstone of the UCI Health Workplace Violence Prevention program and has been positively received by in excess of 1,000 employees. The primary responsibility of the Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) Department is to manage the Parking Program, including the issuance of permits to Faculty and Staff and Enforcement. Additionally, the PTS Department oversees an Employee and Patient Shuttle Program. The PTS Department has an Employee Transportation Coordinator who oversees annual compliance with AQMD requirements and manages a Rideshare Program. The Parking Operations Supervisor supports special events in coordination with the Marketing Department and School of Medicine.
Photo Identification and Access Control Division
The primary responsibility of the Badging and Access Control Division is to provide photo identification badges, as required by regulatory code and the Business and Professions Code, and develop and assign access permissions using the badges. This division oversees the development and installation of security hardware to include closed circuit television cameras (CCTV), duress alarms, and access control systems. Additionally, the installation and maintenance of emergency notification phones are assigned to this division.