Covid-19 Impact at UWPD

As our campus and nation responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, please be assured the UW–Madison Police Department remains open. Staffing, however, has been adjusted to ensure we are properly following the CDC’s guidelines of social distancing to stop the spread of COVID-19. While our patrol services, of course, remain — many of our support staff members are working remotely. Learn more about UWPD’s operational changes below.

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UWPD Operational Changes

Access Control

The UWPD Card Access Office is closed. Access card production services are not available until further notice.

While our Access Card Office is closed, building managers and access control managers may still reach the office via phone or email to have schedules adjusted, access added or removed, or report other access issues. You can reach our Access Control Office at (608) 265-3279 or

Fingerprinting Services

Due to COVID-19, fingerprinting services are not available until further notice. If you are a UW student or employee and need fingerprinting, please call (608) 265-3279 and we can accommodate your request. You MUST call to make an appointment.

For all others, please visit FieldPrint Wisconsin’s website to check for available fingerprinting services in our area.

Records Requests

UWPD records staff will be working remotely, which may cause delays in fulfilling open records requests. Records staff will be monitoring emails at Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Voicemails left at (608) 262-4332 will be checked on a weekly basis, so we are strongly encouraging any records requests be routed either through our website or records email.

Ride Alongs

All scheduled ride alongs have been canceled. We will not consider new ride along requests until further notice.