University of California, Los Angeles

UCLA Police Department

The UCLA campus has a daytime population that exceeds 90,000 people. The department also patrols areas in Los Angeles, Marina Del Rey and Santa Monica where UCLA properties are located. The department has Detectives, K-9, Motor Officers, Bike Patrol, Crime Prevention, participates in the High Tech Task Force and SRT.

The UCLA Police Department participates every year in the Special Olympics Run and has hosted the World Special Olympics. UCLA has 116 NCAA team championships and is home to the newly remodeled Pauley Pavilion that seats over 12.000 people and hosts UCLA basketball, concerts and TV specials.

UCLA will be hosting the athletes village, athletes training center and several events for the 2028 Summer Olympics.

The UCLA Police Department prides itself on having a strong relationship with the community it serves. We have Lead Officers assigned to on-campus housing, Medical Centers (UCLA and Santa Monica) and housing/clinics in the Los Angeles / Venice Beach area. UCLA Police Detectives and Officers serve search and arrest warrants throughout the Southern California area.

The UCLA Police Department is run under the guidance of Chief Tony Lee.

Matthew Pinkus has been involved in Law Enforcement since 1997. He has been with the UCLA Police Department since 2007. He has served as a Lead Officer, FTO and Detective. He is currently serving as Secretary on the FUPOA Board.
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