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Assistant Chief of Police Named

UC Riverside Names New Assistant Chief of Police.

(September 7, 2004)

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Mike Lane

The University of California, Riverside has announced the appointment of
Michael Alan Lane as assistant chief of police for the UCR Police Department.

“I am very pleased that Mike has agreed to serve in this position,” said UCR Police Chief Hank Rosenfeld. “During his 16-year association with our campus, he has shown that he is dedicated to the safety and well being of our students, faculty, staff and the community that we serve.”

The assistant chief of police is second-in-command of UCR’s police department and oversees its day-to-day operations. Lane has been interim assistant chief for the past eight months. His appointment to the position on a permanent basis was effective Sept. 1. He replaces Steven Staggs who retired January 2004.

Lane joined the UCPD in July 1996, and has worked on a variety of assignments, including patrol officer, patrol corporal, field training officer, and sergeant.

He graduated from UCR in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in administrative studies. As a student he was a member of several UCR student organizations, including the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, Black Student Union, and African Student Alliance.

He started working on campus more than 11 years ago as a resident advisor in Housing Services. After graduating, he continued to work for the department as a program coordinator and a resident director.

The University of California Police Department (UCPD) operates 24 hours a day year round and provides a full range of police-related services focusing on the campus and the surrounding area. Officers are duly sworn peace officers of the State of California. The department has a close working relationship with the Riverside Police Department.


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