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The Office of the Chief of Police is the highest level of the UCA Police Department hierarchy. The Office of the Chief provides the leadership and administration of the Police Department, and is responsible for overseeing the operations of the functional subdivisions of the Department. The Chief of Police provides assistance to, and ensures cooperation with, all UCAPD personnel, other law enforcement agencies, university departments, members of the university community, and the university administration. In addition, the Office of the Chief assists in maintaining police and public safety services to the academic community by providing a number of services and functions. The Office provides police recruitment and training programs for the department, investigates all citizen and internal complaints, develops departmental policies and procedures, conducts special investigations, develops and coordinates emergency preparedness and disaster plans, and conducts departmental planning and research.

The Office of the Chief of Police is comprised of the Chief of Police, the Administrative Services Commander, who also serves as the Chief’s Executive Officer, the Community Outreach and Programs Commander, and an Administrative Specialist.

Commander, Administrative Services

The Administrative Services Commander, who holds the rank of Captain, provides administrative, financial and technical support to the Office of the Chief of Police and to functional subdivisions of the Department.  The Administrative Services Commander serves as the Executive Officer (chief of staff) to the Chief of Police.

Commander, Community Outreach and Programs

The Community Outreach and Programs Commander, who holds the rank of Lieutenant, is responsible for the oversight of community outreach programs, social media and other related programming, and training.