Ukiah Police Department recognizes the value of having an officer on campus that students know and trust, which is why Ukiah Unified School District and UPD partnered up to station an officer on campus full time. We are extremely grateful of the education-police partnership that has been established, and our ability to work side by side with school staff to stop dangerous activities on the school campus. Additionally, our drug-trained K9 officer "Jack" helps to reduce drug possession and drug use on campus by 50%.
Our SRO position combines enforcement and interaction by working with students, faculty and parents to deal with issues that arise. In addition to addressing immediate safety concerns, the SRO works with USSD staff to provide crisis prevention training, security planning, and training on how to recognize other dangers, including gang activity.