Kathy "Kat" Albrecht
About the UC Santa Cruz Police Department
The University of California, Santa Cruz, opened in 1965 and grew, one college
at a time, to its current (2006-07) enrollment of about 15,000 students. Undergraduates pursue 62 majors supervised by divisional
deans of humanities, physical & biological sciences, social sciences, and arts. Graduate students work toward graduate
certificates, master's degrees, or doctoral degrees in 33 academic fields under the supervision of the divisional and graduate
deans. The dean of the Jack Baskin School of Engineering oversees the campus's undergraduate and graduate engineering programs.
Police officers of the UCSC Police Department are duly sworn peace officers
under section 830.2(b) of the California Penal Code. The officers of the department are armed and possess the same authority
under the law as municipal police officers. UCSC Police Officers patrol the campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They enforce
the law, arrest violators, investigate and suppress crime, investigate traffic and bicycle accidents, and provide a full range
of services to the community. The UCSC Police Department has police officers responsible for specialized assignments including
crime prevention, investigation, bicycle patrol and motorcycle patrol.