A Message from the Chief

Chief Griffin's Portrait

As the Chief of Police, I welcome you to the official UC Irvine Police Department website - your destination for comprehensive information about our organization, professional services, and resources. This site is an important platform to aid us in our communication between you and our team. 

As you browse our website, you will quickly discover a linear theme: We embody our mission and values to the fullest. Our work is proof that we hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of honesty, accountability, transparency, and teamwork. We earnestly commit to ensure a safe and secure learning environment for the UC Irvine community. I invite you to explore our data dashboards which provide you with a wealth of information regarding crime statistics, calls for service, and other information regarding our work at UC Irvine. 

We understand the importance of enriching public safety through proactive initiatives in community engagement and crime prevention programs. Through our highly popular Community Police Academy, we offer you a special behind-the-scenes look at our police department. This bi-annual program gives you an in-depth look into the roles and responsibilities of police officers as well as our professional staff who help drive our department every day. Our Community Safety Ambassador program is a fantastic part-time job opportunity for any student interested in law enforcement work. We encourage students to learn more because it’s not only great for personal development, but it’s also a fantastic stepping stone for a fulfilling career in law enforcement, should you pursue that career path. 

We are incredibly proud of our tailor-made resource guide that was developed in collaboration with some of our campus partners. You can also find specific topic related brochures that include safety tips and other important information that is most relevant to our community. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you cannot find the content or answers you are seeking on this website. We’re more than happy to help.

Thank you for visiting our police department website. We look forward to meeting you!


Chief Griffin's Signature
Elizabeth "Liz" Griffin
Chief of Police