UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi: Welcome our new chief of police

Chancellor Katehi with the Carmichael family.

Chancellor Katehi with the Carmichael family.

I am happy to share some news with you – I’ve named Matt Carmichael to a one-year appointment as our new chief of police, pending a national recruitment. Matt has shown great leadership the past several months during some very demanding times for our community.

At the ceremony this afternoon, Matt said his top priority is to rebuild the police department’s relationship with the UC Davis community. He talked about having more officers out on campus meeting with people to hear their concerns.  “You’re going to know of us more by name,” he said, adding later, “We will be the example of campus law enforcement.

I invite you to read more about Matt in my announcement as well as a new department reporting relationship.

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