The primary mission of the University of California Police is the protection of life and property on University property. The primary goal of the department is to accomplish its mission in a manner that enhances and supports the University's ability to deliver quality higher education and research opportunities in a peaceful environment. To provide guidance for officers tasked with accomplishing the stated mission within department policies and procedures, and as defined within their assigned responsibilities and duties.
The UC Davis Police Department (UCDPD) is committed to providing a safe and secure community for all who visit, attend, and work at the UC Davis campuses.
Summary of sworn employee benefits
Benefits are subject to negotiations with labor union.
Special Assignments incentive pay: Officers assigned as Specialist, shall receive an additional 5% above that Officer's base wage while assigned.
P.O.S.T. Certification Pay: Possession of POST Intermediate - 4% of base wage. Possession of POST Advanced - 8% of base wage.
Longevity Pay: 4% above top step. Eligible with ten or more years of continuous UC service
UC Davis offers a choice of health plans. Cost shared
UC Paid Benefits: Dental, Vision, Basic Disability and Basic Life.
Work closely with the public and University units to identify and solve community problems. Make presentations to citizens and groups. Patrol a specified area on foot or utilizing a patrol vehicle. Respond to calls related to the protection of life and property, traffic collisions, and other emergencies. Evaluate and control violent situations. Enforce federal and state laws, and University regulations. Make arrests for violations of laws; search, fingerprint and transport prisoners. Conduct preliminary and follow-up investigations of criminal incidents, disturbances, hazardous incidents, vehicle collisions, and casualties. Operate vehicles under hazardous conditions. Collect and preserve evidence and found property. Interrogate suspects and interview victims, complainants, and witnesses. Check buildings for physical security. Direct traffic and write traffic citations. Prepare written and computer-generated reports. Participate in on-going training. Prepare cases and testify in court. Execute assigned duties pursuant to University and Department policy and procedures.
$33.61 - $42.23
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Lift a minimum of 50 pounds overhead. Lift and drag a 165 lifelike dummy a minimum of 32 feet. Climb and go over a 6-foot fence. Climb over and pull up oneself over obstacles; jump down from elevated surfaces; climb through uneven or narrow surfaces and using body force to gain entrance through barriers
UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
The primary mission of the University of California Police is the protection of life and property. The primary goal of the department is to accomplish its mission in a manner that enhances and supports the University's ability to deliver quality higher education and research opportunities in a peaceful environment. To provide guidance for officers tasked with accomplishing the stated mission within department policies and procedures, and as defined within their assigned responsibilities and duties. Must be able to do the following:
The following items must be met:
Entry Level Officer (Academy Graduate): Must be a graduate of a California P.O.S.T. Basic Police Academy within twelve-months of appointment and possess an Academy Certificate of Completion.
Lateral Officer: Possess a current valid California P.O.S.T Basic Certificate. A minimum of three-year experience. Currently employed or recently retired as a police officer from a California Police Agency
All Officers: Be at least 21 years of age. Not have been convicted of a felony as well as felony-level and felony-related offenses [GC 1029(A)(B)]. Not have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. Not have been convicted of a crime or anything that would affect your legal eligibility to possess/carry firearms [Penal Code section 29805; U.S. Code Title 18, section 922(d)(9)]. Be a United States citizen. Be a high school graduate of a U.S. high school or possess a GED or attained a two or four-year degree from an accredited college or university [Government Code section 1031(e)] Be of good moral character, as determined by a thorough background investigation [Government Code section 1031(d)]. Possess a current valid California POST Basic Certificate. Possess a valid Class 'C' California driver's license.
Knowledge of University regulations. Current or recent University of California affiliation as a student or staff member. Knowledge and understanding of current police practices, protocols and procedures. Knowledge and understanding of the workings of the California criminal justice system. Knowledge and understanding of local, state and federal laws applicable to the police function generally, and to the University of California police function specifically. An associates or greater degree in criminal justice or related field. Proficiency with use of a police mobile-data computer. Proficiency with the use of a police radio for tactical communication purposes. Interpersonal communication methods and techniques, including conflict resolution and general mediation techniques. Ability to express oneself clearly in writing and speech
The following is expected from each peace officers at every level: -Proficient communication skills: Ability to express oneself clearly in writing and speech. Ability to read with good comprehension. Ability to write a report that accurately describes what has happened. Ability to speak clearly and to make oneself understood. Demonstrate communication skills in court and other formal settings. -Problem solving ability: Knowing how to size up a situation, identify the problem, and make a logical decision. Knowing when to take action and what kind of action is appropriate. Using good judgment in making decisions. Ability to see the similarities and differences between the many situations confronted on a daily basis. -Learning ability: Ability to comprehend and retain a good deal of factual information. Ability to recall factual information pertaining to laws, statutes, codes, etc. Ability to learn and to apply what is learned. Capability of learning the factual material, which is required of a law enforcement officer. -Good judgment under pressure: Applying good common sense in dealing with pressure situations. Capability of making sound decisions on the spot. Using good judgment in dealing with a potentially explosive situation. Ability to make effective, logical decisions under pressure. -Observation skills: Mental alertness, good observational skills, memory for details. Alertness to signals, which indicate that something is wrong. Inquisitive, senses when something is wrong. Suspicious & inquisitive, able to sense when things are not satisfactory. -Willingness to confront problems: Ability to be assertive in a potentially explosive situation. Willingness to confront a problem. Won't back away. Willingness to stop people who are behaving in a suspicious manner and to challenge them. Having the courage to confront a potentially dangerous situation. -Interest in people: Wanting to understand people and to work with them. Having an active interest in working with people. Fairness in dealing with the public regardless of ethnic race economic level, etc. Having a public service orientation. Wanting to help people. -Interpersonal sensitivity: Showing empathy in working with people. Does not enforce the law blindly. Effective in dealing with people without arousing antagonism. Understanding the motives of people and how they react. -Desire for self-improvement: Accepting responsibility for learning the job and a willingness to put in the time needed to stay up to date. Having a high degree of interest and self-drive in wanting to improve skills & knowledge. Caring about one's competence as a law enforcement officer, and wanting to improve one's skills. -Appearance: Having personal and professional pride in one's demeanor and appearance. Showing pride in appearance. Professional bearing as determined by neatness and overall grooming. -Dependability: Well motivated. Dependable, follows through on assignments. Accurate in all details of the work. Willingness to turn in the hours needed to complete a job. -Physical Ability: Showing the endurance required to do the job. Having good physical coordination, stamina & agility. Being physically able to handle himself/herself when necessary. -Integrity: Refusing to yield to the temptation of bribes, gratuities, payoffs, etc. Refusing to tolerate unethical or illegal conduct on the part of other law enforcement personnel. Showing strong moral character & integrity in dealing with the public. -Operation of a motor vehicle: Ability to possess a valid California Driver's License. Ability to control a motor vehicle at high speeds. Ability to operate a motor vehicle in all types of weather conditions. -Credibility as a witness in a court of law: Ability to give testimony in a court of law without being subject to impeachment due to his/her character for honesty.
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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