Addressing Campus Safety Collectively
In June 2020, UC Davis’ Chancellor Gary May announced the UC Davis Task Force on Next Generation Reforms to Advance Campus Safety to “discuss and assess how the university’s Police Department should evolve to look, operate and engage on both the Davis and Sacramento campuses.” The Task Force is comprised of stakeholders representing constituencies from across the campus community, and had its first meeting on July 27, 2020. The Task Force prepared for its work with readings curated by the School of Law and UC Davis Campus Counsel, and the University of California’s Managing Implicit Bias six-course online training series. The Office of the Chancellor also sponsored the members’ attendance at the 2020 conference for the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE), which aired live sessions online between July 20 – September 22, 2020.
The preliminary report describing the work and findings from the Task Force was submitted to the Office of the Chancellor on December 15, 2020. It is now available to the public. Read the full report here.
UPDATE: March 2021:
- In March 2021, the UC Office of the President (UCOP) requested a report on campus safety task force information from each of the 10 campuses in the UC. The report was submitted to UCOP, and is published online here: Update on Campus Safety Task Force. UC Davis' section can be found on pp. 11-23.
During Winter Quarter 2021, the Task Force will sponsor opportunities to engage the campus in discussion with town halls, focus groups, and online feedback. The Task Force will gather and analyze all of the data and feedback during Spring Quarter 2021. The final report will be submitted to Chancellor May in June 2021.
The Task Force respectfully asks the press to refer to the materials on this website as a response to inquiries.
The Next Generation Campus Safety Task Force seeks your feedback on your perspective of campus safety at UC Davis. Use the Campus Feedback Form to share your stories and experiences to bring perspective to the task force and the final recommendations for the UC Davis community.