Department Policies

The UW-Madison Police Department is committed to being as transparent as possible with our community. Because of that commitment, we’ve chosen to make our department policies available to the public. Please note: some of the policies have been redacted for tactical, officer safety, and other security concerns.


1.1 Law Enforcement Role
1.2 Limits of Authority
1.3 Use of Force
1.4 Peer Support


2.1 Jurisdiction & Mutual Aid
2.2 Contracts


11.1 Organizational Structure
11.2 Authority & Responsibility
11.3 Written Directives
11.4 Reporting & Notifications
11.5 Computer Use
11.7 Access Control


15.1 Planning
15.2 Crime Analysis


16.1 Allocation & Distribution of Personnel
16.2 Specialized Assignments
16.3 Volunteer Program


17.1 Fiscal Management
17.2 Inventory Control


21.1 Position Descriptions
22.1 Compensation & Benefits
22.3 Conditions of Work
22.4 Precautions Against Air & BBP


25.1 Grievance


26.1 Performance Procedures


31.1 Recruitment


32.1 Selection-Professional & Legal Requirements
32.2 Selection-Administrative Practices & Procedures


33.1 Training Administration
33.2 Academy Partnerships Department Instructors
33.3 Training Evaluation Program
33.4 Career Development
33.5 In-Service, Shift Briefing, Advanced, Specialty Training
33.6 Non-Sworn Training
33.7 Mentoring Program


34.1 Promotion-Professional & Legal Requirements


35.1 Performance Evaluations


41.1 Patrol Administration
41.2 Patrol Operations
41.3 Patrol Equipment
41.4 Alarm Monitoring & Research Lab Response
41.5 Drug Recognition Expert
41.7 Police Motorcycle Unit
41.8 Police & Security Bicycle Units
41.9 Canine Unit
41.10 Police Honor Guard
41.11 Robbery in Progress Calls & Alarms
41.12 Pharmaceutical Disposal Program
41.13 Foot Pursuits


42.1 Investigations Administration
42.2 Investigation Operations
42.3 Domestic Abuse
42.4 Sexual Assault Investigations
42.5 Missing Person Investigations
42.6 Persons Exhibiting Abnormal Behavior
42.7 Documenting Large Population Events


43.1 Drugs, Gangs, Prostitution, & Organized Crime


44.1 Juvenile Operations


45.1 Crime Prevention Community Involvement


46.1 Critical Incidents-University Response Plan
46.2 Dignitary Protection Plan
46.3 Homeland Security
46.4 Special Events Plan
46.5 Continuity of Operations Plan
46.6 Protests, Demonstrations, & Crowd Control
46.7 Chemical & Specialty Impact Munitions
46.8 Personal Protection Team Policy


47.1 Disaster or Multiple Victim Trauma Response
47.2 Incidents Involving Inmates
47.3 UW Hospital-Response


52.1 Complaint Investigation Procedures


53.1 Line & Staff Inspections


54.1 Public Information
54.2 Social Networking


55.1 Victim Witness Assistance


61.1 Traffic Enforcement
61.2 Traffic Collision Investigation
61.3 Traffic Direction & Control
61.4 Traffic-Ancillary Services


70.1 Detainee Transport


71.1 Processing & Temporary Detention


74.1 Legal Process


81.1 Communications


82.1 Records Administration
82.2 Field Reporting & Management
82.3 Records Maintenance
82.4 Records Retention Schedule


83.1 Collection Preservation of Evidence-Administration
83.2 Evidence Processing


84.1 Property & Evidence Control


91.1 Risk & Threat Assessment
91.2 Clery Reporting
91.3 Title IX Investigations


Appendices:
APPENDIX A
APPENDIX B
APPENDIX C
APPENDIX D
APPENDIX E
APPENDIX F
APPENDIX G
APPENDIX H
APPENDIX I
APPENDIX J
APPENDIX K
APPENDIX L