University of California Santa Cruz Police Department
UC Santa Cruz PD Policy Manual


Chief Executive Officer



The California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) has mandated that all sworn officers and dispatchers employed within the State of California shall receive certification by POST within prescribed time periods.


Any chief executive officer of this department appointed after January 1, 1999, shall, as a condition of continued employment, complete the course of training prescribed by POST and obtain the Basic Certificate by POST within two years of appointment (Penal Code § 832.4).



Responsibility for security and law enforcement at each campus is assigned to the Chancellor of the University of California, Santa Cruz who is responsible for campus organization, operation, internal administration and discipline. The Chancellor has established a police department with responsibility for law enforcement and the protection of the lives and property of the general public, students, faculty, and staff.

The Chief of Police shall be responsible for, and has commensurate authority to command, direct, and organize the Police Department on the University of California, Santa Cruz campus. This includes establishing objectives for the department; developing department policies and procedures; preparing the budget; and selecting, appointing, training, disciplining, and promoting police officers and employees in the department.

The Chief of Police is a peace officer, and shall meet all of the same requirements as imposed by law, regulation, or POST guidelines and recommendations as a Chief of Police. No one who fails to meet all the requirements of a Chief of Police shall be appointed to the position of Chief of Police.


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