Recommendations call for primarily pre-event planning, organization
and communication; and that specifically require interaction with the
campus community; either directly or through posted communications.
Recommendations in this category include: 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 14,
16, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 39, 41, 42, 44,
45, 46, 47, 48, and 49.
Increase and better publicize opportunities for students, faculty,
staff, and others to engage with senior administrators, particularly
on issues likely to trigger protest or civil disobedience events.
Discuss with the Regents the possibility of increasing opportunities
for students and other campus constituencies to address concerns
directly with the Regents at times other than during the public
comment period at formal meetings.
Create user-friendly summaries of each campus's time, place, and
manner regulations and policies governing the response to events of
civil disobedience, and distribute the summaries at least annually
during student orientations; highlight in the summaries descriptions
of conduct that is or could be perceived as threatening to safety
and thus might trigger a police response.
Increase opportunities for routine interaction between police and
students and between the police and key administrators (especially
the Police Chief and the Chancellor).
Establish a standing event response team on each campus to plan and
oversee the campus response to demonstrations - include on the team
faculty members and/or administrators recognized by students and
faculty to be sensitive to the University's academic mission and
To the extent necessary, modify police policies to require the
participation of senior administrators in decision-making about any
police response to civil disobedience - clearly define the
respective roles of administrators (objectives) and police (tactics)
in this process.
During the course of an event, continuously re-assess objectives,
and the wisdom of pursuing them, in light of necessary police
tactics - seek to pursue only important goals with the minimum force
Coordinate in advance of planned demonstrations with other police
departments likely to provide assistance.
Obtain input from members of the campus community (e.g., students,
faculty, staff) in the process for hiring campus police officers and
promoting or hiring officers for command-level positions within the
Review UC police compensation practices to ensure that compensation
is sufficiently competitive to attract and retain highly qualified
officers and police leaders.
Increase training of campus police officers in the areas of crowd
management, mediation, and de-escalation of volatile crowd
Make every reasonable attempt to identify and contact members of the
demonstration group - preferably one or more group leaders - in
advance of the demonstration to establish lines of communication.
Inform protesters, in advance of the event, of the availability of
alternative avenues for communication of their concerns or
Pursue a dialogue between Administration officials and the
demonstration group about protest objectives and applicable rules
for campus protest.
Absent special circumstances, assign administrators or faculty
members, rather than police, to serve as the primary University
representative communicating with protesters during a demonstration.
Establish senior administrators as a visible presence during
protests, absent good cause.
Make every reasonable attempt to establish a communication link with
identified leaders or sponsors of the event - for leaderless groups,
communicate broadly to the group as a whole (through social media
and otherwise) until relationships form.
To the extent not already available, establish a communication
mechanism for promptly informing the campus community at large about
material developments in ongoing protests, for use when appropriate.
Establish an internal mediation function at the campus or regional
level to assist in resolving issues likely to trigger protests or
Consider deploying this mediation function as an alternative to
force, before and during a protest event.
Where possible, police should pursue tactics designed to diffuse
tensions and avoid tactics likely to increase tensions.
Require each campus police department to include the list of weapons
approved for use in response to demonstrations and civil
disobedience in its use-of-force policies, and to make the list
available to the public.
Establish at each campus a formal program to allow designated,
trained observers to gain access to the protest site for purposes of
observing, documenting, and reporting on the event.
Establish a program for video recording protest events designed to
develop a fair and complete record of event activity solely for
evidentiary or training purposes.
Coordinate review of after-action reports on a periodic basis with
campus event response teams, and with the Office of the President.
Establish a structure and process at the system level for
discretionary review of campus responses to protest activity,
consistent with existing legal limitations.
Establish a systemwide Implementation Manager to develop specific
policy language in those areas where recommendations call for common
or system policies or practices, and to track campus-level measures.
Require status reports from each campus six months following the
President's acceptance of this Report's recommendations concerning
progress on implementation of the recommendations.
Require a final report and certification from each Chancellor one
year following the President's acceptance of this Report's
recommendations confirming that all recommendations so accepted have
Establish similar reporting and certification requirements for
future recommendations arising out of the event review process