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Divisions of the UWPD

For contact information, please see the individual Division or unit pages, or our Department Directory.

The University of Washington Police Department (UWPD) serves and protects the students, staff, faculty and all people and property within the jurisdiction of our community. See the Brief History of the UWPD for more information about our past.

Police officers are on duty 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The UWPD has the exclusive responsibility to act upon law-enforcement matters and perform police functions for the Seattle campus of the University of Washington. Police personnel are sworn peace officers, performing the same services as those of any municipal police agency. They investigate all crimes and enforce federal, state and local laws as well as WAC rules within the University of Washington's jurisdiction.

All sworn university peace officers have successfully completed training at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Academy or equivalent training recognized by the commission. Many UWPD officers hold either an associate or a bachelor's degree in the sciences related to criminal justice, sociology, psychology, community relations or other public service-related fields. In addition to this extensive training, the officers also attend an additional training throughout the year.

Office of the Chief of Police & Executive Division

The Executive Division includes the following functions: administrative support, budget and fiscal control, communications, Crime Analysis, facilities and Security Services.

Operations Division

This division includes the Patrol Bureau (patrol, K-9, special operations, traffic), and the Support Services Bureau (Crime Prevention, Evidence and Property Control, homeland security, investigations, Victim Advocacy, workplace violence assessment).

Office of Professional Standards & Training Division

This division includes accreditation, internal affairs, internship program, public information, recruiting/hiring and training.

Technical Services Division

This division includes records, information technology support, CAD/GIS support and the communications center (police dispatching).

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206.685.UWPD (8973)
Business Office - 206.543.0507
FAX - 206.685.8042
Tipline - 206.685.TIPS (8477)
Email - uwpolice@uw.edu
Street Address
1117 NE Boat St
Seattle, WA 98105
Campus Mail 355200