What Gives the UCSF Police the Right to Issue Traffic Citations on Market Street?

I don’t know, beats me.

Yet there they were stopping this San Francisco resident on the inbound side of Market Street

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Oh well.

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8 Responses to “What Gives the UCSF Police the Right to Issue Traffic Citations on Market Street?”

  1. CG says:

    If memory serves from my time at UCLA, the UC Police Department actually has statewide jurisdiction but obviously focuses primarily on the area surrounding UC campuses.

  2. sfcitizen says:

    I don’t know, maybe they’ll start patrolling our freeways, next…

    Didn’t realize they had statewide jur. – amazing to me.


  3. ad says:

    A cop is a cop, they don’t stop being one on their way home or to say, a delicious donut shop outside their normal beat. IANAL but I’m pretty sure they still have the authority to bust you anywhere they see you breaking the law.

  4. Mike says:

    UC Police are considered state police, just like CHP- they have jurisdiction state wide. Their primary responsibility is to the university and university property, but there are so many UCSF sites within San Francisco- they patrol almost all areas of the city. They, just like Cal State SF PD , City College SF PD., San Francisco PD., CHP, and California Fish and Game, have authority to effect traffic stops anywhere within California. If you run a red light, or violate a vehicle code– it doesn’t and shouldn’t matter what agency pulls you over… These police officers are doing their job by enforcing the state vehicle code laws. Like it or not, they are doing their job.

  5. Ramon says:

    all officers/deputies in california are given their authority by the state, not the city or county. a LA County deputy doing a transport to san quentin could pull you over in San Francisco just the same as any other officer could.


  6. Leroy says:

    While we are on the topic, what gives you the right to question this officer who is simply doing his job? Yet you did!

  7. sfcitizen says:

    What’s in their mission statement? Should they next go into the Tenderloin and start arresting people? Should they go looking for cattle rustlers in Fresno? Why not?

  8. Any unitversity police officer is a state police officer, just like the C.H.P. they are more power that any city cop. The T.V. show Hawaii Five-0 is based on the 50th State police department.