Art project in the Arboretum

The UC Davis Police Accountability Board (PAB) was established as a pilot project in 2014 to develop and promote accountability, trust, and communication between the campus community and the UC Davis Police Department. The PAB is an independent board composed of representatives of the UC Davis community. Working with independent campus investigators from the Office of Compliance and Policy, the PAB is charged with making recommended findings to the Chief of Police based on objective investigations into complaints of misconduct filed against UC Davis police officers.  

Who can file a complaint?

Any person directly affected by UC Davis police misconduct may file a complaint.  You do not need to be a UC Davis student, staff, or faculty member or a U.S. citizen to file a complaint.

Examples of complaints

  • Improper arrest, search, seizure, or stop
  • Improper or inadequate investigation
  • Improper detention procedure
  • Improper police procedures
  • Excessive force
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Discourtesy

Why should I file a complaint with the PAB?

The PAB is staffed by University employees who are independent from the police department. Complaints from the community are important to us. Without such input from community members, the University may not be aware of police misconduct and cannot take steps to address it. All complaints will receive a fair and objective review.Complaints are received, reviewed, and investigated by staff in the Office of Compliance and Policy. This Office reports to the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor. 


  • Using the online complaint form
  • Via telephone at (530) 752-6550
  • In person by calling (530) 752-6550 to schedule an appointment
  • Printing the complaint form and sending it via fax at (530) 752-0853, or via mail to the Office of Compliance and Policy, attn: Wendi Delmendo, UC Davis, Mrak Hall 428, Davis, CA 95616

PAB Spring 2016 Quarterly Meeting

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Davis campus: Memorial Union, De Carli Room

Sacramento campus: Education Building, Room 3225A/B (4610 X St.)

On April 20th, the PAB will hold two simultaneous public meetings on both the Davis campus and at the Sacramento health system. Members of the campus community and of the public are invited to attend at either the Davis or Sacramento location. The PAB holds public meetings once each quarter of the regular academic year. Each public session starts with board member introductions, and information about the board's purpose and how complaints can be filed. The board then invites public comment.

UC Davis Police
Accountability Board

Tel:  (530) 752-6550
Fax: (530) 752-0853