UC IRVINE ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Physical Environment and Properties
Sec. 905: Police Department - Authority and Jurisdiction
Responsible Administrator: Chief of Police
Revised: October 2018
A. Establishment of Police Department
The University of California Police Department was established by resolution of The Regents on September 26, 1947. The current authority of The Regents to appoint University Police is set out in Section 92600 of the Education Code and Section 830.2(b) of the Penal Code.
The Chancellor is responsible for the protection of the physical and academic environment of the campus, the protection of the physical and patient care environment of the Medical Center, and for the police and public safety program assigned to provide that protection.
The Chief of Police, under the general direction of the Vice Chancellor–Division of Finance and Administration, is responsible for and has commensurate authority to plan, organize, staff, direct, and control the Police and Public Safety Program for the University of California, Irvine campus and Medical Center within the University of California Police Services System.
University of California police officers are peace officers whose primary duty is the enforcement of the law in or about properties owned, controlled, or administered by The Regents. University peace officers have concurrent jurisdiction within one mile of the boundaries of such properties. (Penal Code, Section 830.2(b); Education Code, Section 92600.)
The authority of University Police officers extends to any place in the state when in pursuit of any offender or suspected offender, and to make arrests for crimes committed, or which there is probable cause to believe have been committed, in the officer's presence, or within the areas described above. The City of Irvine Police Department has concurrent jurisdiction on campus. By mutual understanding, the University Police restrict their primary activity to the campus, and the Irvine Police Department restricts its primary activity to the city. The two agencies cooperate and assist each other upon request of any officer of either department.
The City of Orange Police Department has concurrent jurisdiction at the Medical Center. By mutual understanding, the University Police restrict their primary activity to the Medical Center and its satellite facilities, and the Orange Police Department restricts its primary activity to the city. The two agencies cooperate and assist each other upon request of any officer of either department.
The Sheriff of Orange County has concurrent jurisdiction on the campus and Medical Center, as is the case for the entire county. The two agencies cooperate and assist each other upon request by any officer of either department. The Sheriff's Department restricts its primary activity to the unincorporated areas and contract cities within the county.