Office of the Chief
The University of California at Riverside is headed by Chief Mike Lane and provides police services to the students, faculty and staff of the University. UCPD Riverside is composed of three divisions: Patrol, Investigations/Crime Prevention and Administration. All three divisions fall under the command of the Office of the Chief of Police, which also includes the Assistant Chief of Police and Lieutenant of Police. This office oversees all management functions of the department. These functions include: Budget and payroll, public relations, internal affairs oversight, policy overview and implementation and legal matters concerning the department. The office is also the primary contact point for the Executive Leadership of the University in regards to police matters.
There are two sections to the Division of Patrol: Uniformed Patrol Services for the Campus and the University Neighborhood Enhancement Team (UNET). Both are headed by a Police Lieutenant. These Uniformed Patrol sections are further divided into the specific watches or shifts, with each watch headed by a Police Sergeant. The proactive efforts of the Campus Patrol Division help reduce the reported number of property crime. UCPD Riverside patrol officers received awards and recognition from organizations such as; Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and California Highway Patrol “10851” stolen vehicle recovery awards program.
The University Neighborhood Enhancement Team (UNET) is headed by a UCPD Police Sergeant who works in tandem with a City of Riverside Police Sergeant to supervise 4 UCPD officers and 4 RPD Officers. The UNET program continues to be very effective at addressing crimes and quality of life issues within the neighborhood and business areas that surround the UC campus.
The Investigations Division is headed by a Detective Sergeant. This division handles criminal case follow-ups involving the issuance of search or arrest warrants and complex or lengthy investigations. The detectives also assist in crime prevention activities, community outreach, as well as liaisons with other law enforcement agencies and investigators. The UCPD Riverside Crime Prevention Unit (CPU) continues to provide free courses which guide and educate staff, faculty, and students on how to respond in a crisis situation (including active-shooter), early violence intervention and medical aid situations. The CPU is staffed by two police detectives. The Department’s Community Service Officer Program (CSO) also falls under this unit. The CSOs are part-time student-employees of the Department who patrol various locations throughout campus in a non-sworn, unarmed capacity. The CSOs are the “extra eyes and ears” of the Department. The students have daily interaction with officers and the program has been an excellent introduction to law enforcement for students. The Department provides and collaborates in presentations on topics such as personal safety, vehicle and residential security, office and equipment security, and rape prevention. A Crime Prevention Detective normally gives over one hundred presentations per year. For information regarding the UCPD Riverside Crime Prevention programs and services, please visit http://police.ucr.edu.
In partnership with UCR Computing & Communications and Environmental Health & Safety, UCPD continues to regularly test and evaluate the campus Emergency Notification System. This system allows the campus to make emergency notifications through text messages. Students, Staff and Faculty can visit http://cnc.ucr.edu/ens/signup.html for information on opting into this system. The system is tested the system 3 times a year and is activated during on-going incidents.
The Administrative Division is headed by a Support Services Manager. This division handles department’s 9-1-1 dispatch operations and records. All Department Dispatchers, Dispatch Supervisors, as well as all issues related to the maintenance, upgrading and expansion of the campus 9-1-1 system is the responsibility of this division. Because of this arrangement, the campus 800 MHz radio system is also administered through this division; all campus departments wishing to use the system have this division as their primary point of contact. The Records Division is responsible for the maintenance of all department records, as well as agency adherence to all legal mandates for record keeping and release. Also under this division falls the Department’s Live Scan operation. Members of the Administration Division handle all scheduling and monetary transactions related to these services. UCPD Riverside is the primary provider of Live Scan services for the University. For more information about this service, please visit http://police.ucr.edu/faq/livescan.html. UCPD Riverside Administrators are regional board members of the California Law Enforcement Association Records Supervisors (CLEARS), which is a non-profit organization that provides training in the technical and legal aspects of law enforcement records.