Parents: Safety/security

Campus Safety and Emergencies

UC Davis offers a Campus Safety and Managing Emergencies Web site with information about emergency management, notifications and safety topics ranging from hazing to mental health intervention teams and parental notifications.

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Emergency Management — UC Davis has a comprehensive emergency management program under the guidance of a full-time emergency planner. It includes a formal emergency operations plan for preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies. UC Davis uses an emergency operations center to coordinate response to major emergencies, and trained employees staff the center. UC Davis regularly conducts training sessions and emergency exercises. UC Davis is part of a regional emergency management system, and it is in compliance with state and federal standards for managing emergencies.

Notifications and Information UC Davis is prepared to meet the need for urgent communication as part of its comprehensive emergency management program. We have multiple ways to distribute life-saving and other important information in major emergencies.

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UC Davis Police Department

Fire and Police Building, Kleiber Hall Drive near Hutchison Drive
Emergencies: 911 from campus phones, (530) 752-1230 from cell phones
Business Line (24 hours): (530) 752-1727

The UC Davis Police Department is a state police agency that provides patrol, investigative and crime prevention services on the main campus and at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

Patrol Services — The UC Davis police department provides 24-hour patrol of the campus, with particular attention to residence hall areas. Also at work for the residence halls is the police department’s "Adopt-a-Building" program, in which an officer serves as police liaison for the building.

Crime Alerts — The police department promptly publicizes significant incidents of criminal activity that pose a potential threat to the campus or medical center. Distribution methods include posting to the Web and campus bulletin boards. Anyone may subscribe to an e-mail service that alerts subscribers that a bulletin has been issued and directs them to a Web site.

Sexual Assault and Hate CrimesThe Campus Violence Prevention Program provides 24-hour advocacy, crisis intervention, support groups and educational programming aimed at reducing incidents of sexual violence, relationship violence and hate. For more information, call (530) 752-3299.

Safety Escorts and RidesAggie Host Security Service provides escorts and rides for students, employees and campus visitors from 6 p.m. to midnight during the regular academic year. It operates on campus and from campus to addresses within about a quarter-mile of campus. To request the service, call (530) 752-1727.

Crime Prevention — The crime prevention unit conducts safety and security surveys and presents educational programs on crime prevention topics ranging from drug and alcohol awareness to personal safety. All students are encouraged to take precautions for their personal safety, and attend presentations on personal safety and security that are offered in the residence halls. Residents should also protect their personal property by registering their bikes, locking computers to their desk, and engraving valuables with their student identification or driver’s license number. Safety tips are available on the department’s Web site, and students may borrow an engraving pen to mark personal valuables with their driver’s license number. For more information, call (530) 752-0629.

Lost and Found — Found property and reports of lost property may be turned into the UC Davis Police Department 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Lost items may be claimed from 8 noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday (excluding university holidays). A searchable data base of reports of lost and found items is available online.

Crime Statistics — Each year, the police department publishes two sets of crime statistics. The department’s annual report is prepared pursuant to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program and released in the spring. Another report made public in the fall, is prepared according to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The two reports have different reporting requirements -- including definitions of crimes, reporting authorities and the geographical areas considered.

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Self-Defense Classes

Personal Defense Course — Physical Education offers half-unit courses in self-defense. For more information, call (530) 752-1111.

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UC Davis Fire Department

Fire and Police Building, Kleiber Hall Drive near Hutchison Drive
Emergencies: 911 from campus phones, (530) 752-1230 from cell phones
Business Line (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.): (530) 752-1236

The UC Davis Fire Department is responsible for fire suppression and prevention, emergency medical services, hazardous materials response and rescue on the main campus and for fire prevention at other UC Davis facilities.

Student Firefighters — Specially trained students work alongside career firefighters in a student firefighter program that is one of only five in the nation. The students are selected as graduates of a competitive three-week training academy offered every other year. They work 14-hour and 24-hour shifts and participate in at least eight hours of training each month. In exchange, they are provided with a room in the fire station and paid for overtime work.

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Local Law Enforcement Agencies

City of Davis Police Department — The City of Davis Police Department is located at 2600 Fifth St., about one block east of Pole Line Road in Davis. Business line (24 hours): (530) 747-5400.

Yolo County Sheriff’s OfficeThe Yolo County Sheriff’s Office and the Yolo County Jail are located at 41793 Gibson Road, Woodland, just West of County Road 102 or Pole Line Road. The facilities are about 10 miles from campus. Business line 24 hours a day: (530) 668-5280.

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Student Health Services and Local Hospitals

Student Health and Counseling Services — 

UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services provides a wide variety of medical, mental health and wellness services to all registered UC Davis students regardless of insurance coverage. Most services are provided at the Student Health and Wellness Center through scheduled appointments, however urgent care (services without appointments) for acute medical and mental health needs are also available. Student Health and Wellness Center is open weekdays and closed on university holidays and weekends. The center does not offer emergency care. Call 530-752-2300 for general inquiries.

Sutter Davis Hospital — Sutter Davis Hospital, which has an emergency room, is located on Sutter Place in Davis, off Covell Boulevard about one block west of Highway 113. For information 24 hours a day, call (530) 756-6440.

UC Davis Medical Center — The UC Davis Medical Center is located in Sacramento on Stockton Boulevard south of V Street (map and written directions). For information 24 hours a day, call (916) 734-2011.

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Related Information

Student DisciplineStudent Judicial Affairs has jurisdiction over student conduct on university property or in connection with university functions. It may also exercise jurisdiction over conduct that occurs off-campus when the alleged misconduct indicates the student may be a threat to the safety or security of persons or property.

Legal Services — Students may arrange a free, 15-minute consultation with a Davis attorney. They must show their undergraduate identification card when they book an appointment through the Associated Students of UC Davis in Room 345 of the Memorial Union Building. Call (530) 752-1990.

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