Who We AreThe UW-Madison campus can be considered a “city within a city”. The University Police Department provides complete law enforcement services to the campus. Our police officers are authorized to enforce all State laws and Rules of the Board of Regents. They are also deputized by the Dane County Sheriff.
The Department is open 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. We have Enhanced 9-1-1 and Computer- Aided-Dispatch in our mobile data computers and our recently updated Communications Center. We are a leader in policing and possess nationally recognized special units in the bike and mounted patrols. We were the first campus agency in the State to establish a "community police officer" position with a satelite office. The Deparment currently has four of these positions. We are a diverse and progressive organizations with quality goals and objectives. Some of the services provided include development of crime prevention programs; investigation of reported crimes, disturbances, traffic accidents, driving violations; transportation to medical facilities when appropriate; patrol and inspection of campus grounds and buildings as a deterrent to criminal activity and to detect potential safety or security problems. The UW-Madison does experience a full range of criminal behavior but a way to combat this reality is through crime prevention, which is the responsibility of each member of the University community.
Applicants determined ineligible or not selected may reapply as positions become vacant.**
**The selection process includes written, physical and psychological examinations, oral interviews, and background investigations. Confidential aspects of a candidates personal life may be explored. Processes for vacant positions generally take three to six months to complete.