Wednesday, March 4, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

UCD reforms under way

By
From page A5 | November 18, 2012 |

Following the recommendations of four reports on last year’s pepper-spraying incident, UC Davis has compiled a long list of campus reforms.

Among the steps taken, in progress or planned are:

* Inviting 18 people, including California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye and state legislators Lois Wolk and Mariko Yamada, to evaluate the campus’ progress. Chancellor Linda Katehi has requested that the task force complete a draft of its report in March 2013.

* Creating a Campus Community Council to promote open discussion on a variety of issues.

* Forming an emergency management team, with campus leaders taking federal emergency management and state Commission on Peace Officer Training and Standards training for university administrators.

* Hiring a consultant to help the campus establish a system of police oversight, either through a police commission or auditor.

* Putting protocols in place requiring a designated senior leader be present at any event where police involvement is being contemplated.

* Forming a provost-led group that meets weekly to discuss campus-level policies and emergency management.

* Recruiting a campus ombudsman to resolve conflicts for faculty and staff.

* Reviewing the campus’ Student Judicial Affairs processes “to determine if and how they can effectively be used as an appropriate and effective alternative to police intervention.”

* Moving oversight of the Police Department from Administrative Resource Management to the Office of the Provost.

* Updating the emergency operations plan to clarify leadership roles and coordination between administrators and field operations.

* Updating police policies to meet federal and state laws and best practices.

* Writing the department’s first crowd management policy, following POST guidelines, and updating all policies to clarify active vs. passive resistance.

* Developing with students an information card explaining to protesters what to expect that can be handed out before any interaction with police.

* Requiring all police operations plans to be reviewed by a campus executive.

* Purchasing new software meant to improve handling of citizen complaints.

* Training for officers and supervisors covering a number of subjects, among them incident command training, bike training and training in a method called compliance, direction and takedown billed as using “minimum justifiable force.”

* Holding a meeting between police management and representatives from the Museum of Tolerance to discuss campus issues.

* Completing POST audits of officer training and background files.

* Funding a student facility security program, including the creation of 20 new student positions.

* Making plans to expand the department’s Volunteers in Police Service program for students interested in a career in law enforcement.

* Adding faculty and students to department hiring and promotion panels.

* Expanding officer orientation so that new hires meet more people on campus.

* Encouraging more events based around the Principles of Community, including training for new students and UCD employees.

* Developing new materials on freedom of speech and expression and explaining how to report hate and bias incidents on campus.

For a full report on UCD’s progress on recommended reforms, see http://demonstrationreviews.ucdavis.edu/combined-report-recommendations/index.html.

Comments

comments

Cory Golden

Cory Golden

The Enterprise's higher-education and congressional reporter. http://about.me/cory_golden
.

News

Davisite competing for breast cancer ‘Survivor of the Year’

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Cool musicians, hot jazz at Coconut Grove fundraiser

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Guilty verdict in child abduction case

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1

 
UC will freeze resident admissions

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

Bob Dunning: Aggies still have all to play for

By Bob Dunning | From Page: A2

 
State’s snow levels reach historic lows

By San Francisco Chronicle | From Page: A2 | Gallery

Nominees sought for Bill Streng Business Award

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Museum brick sales to end this month

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Prostate cancer group looks at massage

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

 
Moore featured at two climate talks this week

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Talk breast cancer with oncologic surgeon

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
DPNS offers open house Saturday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Public input sought Monday on Northstar Pond

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
Documentary on immigration issues will be screened

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

Veggie gardening, composting are workshop topics

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Visiting prof will discuss Armenian genocide

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Holmes plans open house Thursday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Closing education gap will lift economy, a study finds

By New York Times News Service | From Page: A4 | Gallery

Applications due for Rotary’s leadership camp

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Project Linus meets March 11

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Breakfast with the Bunny tickets on sale now

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5 | Gallery

 
.

Forum

Snowbird sings the song he always sings

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

 
Athletes just want time to do their homework

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

Let’s not delete Giovanni Barovetto from Davis history

By Rich Rifkin | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
Low-flow toilets in our parks?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

It was music to our ears

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
Thanks for pet drive support

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

Story was an ad for NRA

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
.

Sports

Hawkins enters the home stretch of brilliant UCD career

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Blue Devils girls stay undefeated ahead of league opener

By Evan Ream | From Page: B1 | Gallery

After a shaky start, DHS stands up to No. 4 St. Mary’s, but loses

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
DHS girls lacrosse coach likes her 2015 squad

By Dylan Lee | From Page: B1 | Gallery

San Jose crushes Canucks behind Nieto

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

 
Sports briefs: Blue Devils drop softball opener

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3

Cousins returns to lift Kings in New York

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3 | Gallery

 
.

Features

Ringing in the Year of the Sheep with dim sum

By Ann Evans | From Page: A8 | Gallery

 
.

Arts

French-Algerian guitarist weaves acoustic spells at The Palms on Friday March 6

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7 | Gallery

 
California Honeydrops drop in for ‘Down Home’ tour

By Landon Christensen | From Page: A7 | Gallery

 
.

Business

.

Obituaries

Merna Petersen

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
.

Comics

Comics: Wednesday, March 4, 2015

By Creator | From Page: B6