UCSB Police Department

Interpersonal Violence Detective

In partnership with the University of California Police Department (UCPD), the Isla Vista Community Services District (IVCSD) created the Interpersonal Violence Investigator position in November 2018 to “[work] directly with survivors, suspects and witnesses to investigate interpersonal violence-related crimes [in Isla Vista].”  The investigator will be required to work with the CSD to provide preventative services against interpersonal violence, including community education and outreach, in addition to services which respond to such cases. Also, working together with CARE and STESA, the Investigator will serve as a crucial guide and facilitator of difficult processes such as case investigation.

In November 2018, Detective Kovena Avila was named the first official Interpersonal Violence Investigator.