UCSB Police Department

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The Dispatcher Supervisor plans, organizes, coordinates and maintains the campus 24/7 dispatcher 911 communication operations center. Manages and directs personnel, projects and communications to assure smooth and efficient systems operations and meet the emergency response needs of the Campus and IV Communities. Schedules, trains, assigns and evaluates a team of dispatchers on a daily basis. Works with Chief of Police and reports to the Administrative Lieutenant setting policies and goals for the Police Dispatch unit.

Attends and successfully completes all phases of a Police Academy. Eventual promotion after graduation and certification into Police Officer. University of California Police Officers deliver police services to the University and local community. Officers patrol on foot, bicycle and in vehicles; respond to crimes; investigate complaints; arrest offenders; appear in court; respond to medical, fires and other emergencies; control traffic; provide law enforcement and security at major events or assemblies; engage in crime prevention; participate in community liaison meetings; safeguard the custody and disposal of found property and evidence. Officers deliver police services to the local community in participation with the Isla Vista Foot Patrol and mutual aid to other Police Departments.

Patrols and safeguards University and Isla Vista property on foot, bicycle, and by vehicle. Maintains order, enforces the law, makes arrests, and testifies in court. Directs and communicates with students and the public. Performs related duties including beach and other patrols. Takes citizen complaints and directly supervises department personnel on a daily basis. Responds to any and all calls for service and works campus special events.

Police Officer actively patrols and safeguards University of California and Isla Vista property on foot, bicycle, motor vehicle and other types of conveyance. Maintains order, enforces the laws, makes arrests, and testifies in court. Educates and communicates with students and the general public. Provide law enforcement and crowd control services for special events and dignitary visits. Provides mutual aid assistance to other UC campuses and jurisdictions as requested or required.

Respond to crimes, injuries, illnesses, fires, and other emergencies or disasters; engage in crime prevention techniques and practices; receive, process, and investigate criminal cases; arrest offenders and make court appearances; provide traffic and enforcement; attend community meetings; and safeguard the custody and disposal of evidence and lost and found property.

Monitors/operates all equipment and accesses all resources within the Dispatch Center. The majority of each shift is at the console monitoring radios and alarms, radio dispatching personnel, answering phones, computer input/retrieval using specialized software, including CLETS, alarm software, and 911/telephone software in addition to common Microsoft Windows-based programs. This position may also require the release of emergency messages and communications to the UCSB community in the event of an emergency.