The safety and security of the UCSD campus is a joint effort. Community members and the police department work together to build a safe and peaceful campus community where the educational, research and community service goals of the University can be achieved. In order to better understand and act upon the concerns of members of the community the department seeks feedback from members of the University community.


It is the policy of the UCSD Police Department that its employees legally and properly discharge their duties keeping in mind the mission of the University. In order to properly address employee misconduct, we ask that any perceived misconduct be reported immediately. We also ask that you tell us when our employees perform their duties in an exemplary way. We can then appropriately reward good public service.


The UCSD Police Department has a form for members of the community to use when reporting perceived misconduct by any member of the UCSD Police Department. State law requires that complaints against peace officers be submitted on the designated form. This form is available at the UCSD Police Department front counter. Completed forms may be mailed to the police department following the instructions on the form, or they may be dropped off at the UCSD Police Department front counter.


Complaints forms will be acted upon promptly. All investigations will be conducted in accordance with applicable law and University policy. Within 30 days after the completion of the investigation, the complainant will be informed of the departmentís findings.


Under California Civil Code section 47.5, civil action can be brought against person(s) who knowingly file false personnel complaints.