Over the past several years, UC Davis has developed initiatives to provide accountability around campus policing. The following entities have made presentations to the Task Force to share the most recent updates.
- UC Davis Police Accountability Board - The Police Accountability Board was established in April 2014, as one component of a complex process of evaluating, restructuring, and healing in response to the November 18, 2011 UC Davis pepper spraying incident. View the presentation here.
- UC Davis Police Department - The UC Davis Police Department is separate from the municipal police departments in the City of Davis and the City of Sacramento. The UC Davis Police Department policy regarding use of force also complies with the eight policies highlighted by the #8Can'tWait advocacy campaign. View the presentation given to the Task Force here.
- UC Davis Difference Updates [new website Fall 2020] - In June 2020, UC Davis reported that the UC Davis Police Department has implemented all 22 of the recommendations from the 2019 Report of the University of California Presidential Task Force on Universitywide Policing that can be implemented at the local campus level. (The remaining six recommendations are systemwide changes, scheduled for implementation by the end of 2021.) June 2020 Implementation Report
The following reports were either written by the Campus Safety Task Force, or include sections that were written by select members of the Task Force.
- Preliminary Report (December 2020): Task Force on Next Generation Reforms to Advance Campus Safety - PRELIMINARY REPORT - December 15, 2020
- Report to UCOP, included within the report from all of the UCs (March 2021): Update on Campus Safety Task Force, UC Davis' section can be found on pp. 11-23.
Compiled by Diana Flores, Maddie Ghosh, Bruce Haynes, Joanna Kwong, Jonathan Minnick, Gillian Moise, Michael Sweeney, Paul David Terry and Maleah Vidal.
- "Opinion | George Floyd's killing sparked a debate on police reform. We need to think bigger." – Washington Post Editorial Board
- "Policing in the University of California." – Report by UAW 2865 Research Working Group
- "Racial Violence, White Spaces, and Neighborhood Vulnerability," by Bruce D. Haynes, Professor of Sociology at UC Davis
- "Los Angeles School District Eliminates One-Third of Its Police Officers." – Shawn Hubler and Kate Taylor in the New York Times
- "Defund or Reform UC campus police? Sharp disagreement surfaces." – Teresa Watanabe in the Los Angeles Times
- California Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board Fourth Annual RIPA Report
- Bonds, Anne & Inwood, Joshua. (2015). Beyond white privilege: Geographies of white supremacy and settler colonialism. Progress in Human Geography.
- Leonardo, Zeus & Porter, Ronald. (2010). Pedagogy of fear: Toward a Fanonian theory of 'safety' in race dialogue. Race Ethnicity and Education. 13. 139-157.
- Leonardo, Z. (2009). Race, whiteness, and education. New York: Routledge.
- Love, B. L., & Monroe, M. (2019). We want to do more than survive: Abolitionist teaching and the pursuit of educational freedom.
- Mayotte, C., In Catasús, N., Kiefer, C., & In Vong, E. (2018). Say it forward: A guide to social justice storytelling.
- Taylor, K.-Y. (2016). From #BlackLivesMatter to Black liberation.
- MH First Sacramento: MH First provides mental health crisis response, domestic violence safety planning, and substance use and mental health support and destigmatization. Their 3 person teams will use de-escalation techniques, non-punitive and life affirming interventions, safety planning and accompaniment to provide community members with much needed services.
- Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP): APTP is a Black-led, multi-racial, intergenerational coalition that seeks to build a replicable and sustainable model to eradicate police terror in communities of color.
Members of the Task Force completed the University of California's Managing Implicit Bias Series upon beginning its work.