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Crime Prevention Unit

One officer staffs the Crime Prevention Unit (CPU). This officer acts as a resource for the university community on crime prevention issues. The CPU officer speaks at campus orientations, staffs a resource booth at community tabling events, provides seminars on personal and workplace safety, conducts office and environmental security surveys, advises on the storage of petty cash and addresses other topics as requested by student organizations and university departments.

The CPU also oversees the bicycle registration and electronics registration program as well as the building use permit program.

The CPU is actively involved with the Campus Violence Prevention Program by providing a representative to the Violence Prevention Assessment Team. The CPU also assists Human Resources with the Campus Violence Prevention Presentations that are given to departments and facilities throughout main campus and other UW-affiliated properties off campus.

The CPU organizes and conducts the annual Citizen's Academy, a ten-week program that increases public understanding of police work and develops enhanced interaction and communication between the university community and the UWPD.

The UWPD also spearheads the annual Husky Food Drive that occurs during one of the UW home football games. The proceeds benefit Northwest Harvest.

To contact Crime Prevention, please call 206.543.9338 or email the unit at uwpolice@uw.edu. For Service Requests, you may call, email or fill out a Service Request Form.

Crime Prevention Programs

  • Bike Registration and Electronics Registration. Registration with the police department ensures the speedy return of your property in the event that it is stolen and recovered.

  • Bike Patrol. Officers out on bike patrol are more accessible to the public than officers in police cruisers. The bike patrol officers have made good use of their increased social contacts to educate the public about personal safety as well as how to properly secure their belongings.

  • Building Security Surveys. By request, a Crime Prevention Officer can review your building for safety concerns and will  make recommendations on ways to improve the security of your area. Contact Crime Prevention for more information. 206.543.9338.

  • Building Use Permit Program. This program helps keep our buildings safer after hours by limiting those who can have access when buildings are closed.

  • Citizen’s Academy. This series of free classes, offered in the spring, informs citizens about law enforcement.

  • Campus Safety Advisory Committee (CSAC). This committee reviews crime trends and crime issues and has representatives from a cross section of UW departments.

  • Husky NightWalk. Security Guards provide uniformed escorts in the campus area at night. Other escort services are also available on campus.

  • Incident Prevention Teams (IPT). These teams conduct emphasis patrols north of campus. Officers address incidents from noise complaints and alcohol violations to breaking up fights and responding to crimes in the area. Social contacts and crime prevention presentations have led to good relationships with the neighborhood.

  • Petty Cash Survey. By request, a Crime Prevention Officer can review your cash handling procedures and will make recommendations on ways to improve your procedures. Contact Crime Prevention for more information. 206.543.9338.

  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD). UWPD police officers teach realistic self-defense techniques to the community.

  • Safety Talks. By request, Crime Prevention Officers and patrol officers do presentations for community groups (e.g., residence halls, UW departments) on personal safety, theft prevention and other topics of concern. Contact Crime Prevention for more information. 206.543.9338.

  • Sector Patrol. Patrol officers are assigned to a particular sector of campus and they are responsible for knowing their community and their safety concerns.

  • UW Alert. UW Alert disseminates official information during emergencies or crisis situations that may disrupt the normal operation of the UW or threaten the health or safety of members of the UW community. UW faculty, staff and students may opt in to be notified by UW Alert.

  • WatchDawg. WatchDawg is an email listserv for the wider University District community to help keep them informed about criminal incidents on and around campus. While UW Alert is for university faculty, staff and students, WatchDawg is available for anyone to sign up.

Tips & Brochures

  • Bike Registration
  • Campus Safety and Crime Statistics
  • Crime Prevention Resource Guide
  • Crime Prevention Resource Guide, Text Only Version (Disability Accessible)
  • Crime Prevention Tips
  • Domestic/Relationship Violence
  • Drug & Alcohol Information
  • Electronics Registration
  • Identity Theft
  • Jeanne Clery Crime Statistics and Safety Report
  • SafeCampus
  • Service Request Form, UWPD
  • Sex Offenders
  • Sexual Assault
  • SPD Sex & Kidnapping Info
  • Workplace Violence
  • Workplace Violence Security Plan

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