Office of the Chief

The Office of the Chief is responsible for the overall leadership and delivery of public safety services to UCSF faculty, students, staff, affiliates, patients, vendors and neighbors. Strategic and fiscal planning, policy development, labor relations, community relations, intergovernmental relations and coordination with local, state and federal agencies are among the responsibilities of the Office of the Chief.

The department has achieved accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) becoming one of only 60 University police organizations in the world, and the only University of California Police Department, to achieve this recognition of excellence. Additionally, the department has expanded police and security services to the new Mission Bay Campus, implemented enterprise-wide Homeland Security and Emergency Management functions, expanded the use of public safety technology, and accomplished the integration of Security Services into the public safety operation. The UCSF Police Department is committed to delivering outstanding community policing service and enjoys excellent customer service ratings.


Chief of Police Mike Denson
m[email protected]