News & Events

  • Statement about “Thin Blue Line” Imagery

    A photo shared to the department’s social media channels over the weekend has led some members of our community to express concerns regarding a “thin blue line” installation that appears in the background. The installation …

  • Updated Purchase Records Request Released

    On August 11, 2020, the UWPD Records Unit fulfilled an open records request made by an individual affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison for the following information: “Documentation of any purchases goods and services over …

  • Chief Roman Statement on ASM Vote of No Confidence

    Chief Kristen Roman has released the following statement following Tuesday night’s vote of no confidence by ASM: “I’m disheartened. On behalf of the UWPD I say with the utmost confidence that we can be trusted. …

  • Setting the Record Straight

    With each start of a new academic year, I take the opportunity through my Chief’s Corner blog to welcome our newest students and share relevant information about our department. Of course, this fall semester is like no …

  • UWPD Invites Public Comment for CALEA Accreditation Assessment

    On October 12-14, a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will be examining all aspects of the UW-Madison Police Department. This virtual assessment will include an evaluation …

  • Medical Amnesty Through Responsible Actions

    New guidelines pass along “amnesty” to individuals who need medical attention. After a night out, you notice your friend has had too much to drink. Their condition reaches the point where they’ve become unresponsive and …

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Media Inquiries & Communications

For general media inquiries, please contact Public Information Officer Marc Lovicott at 608-263-2333 or by emailing him at marc.lovicott@wisc.edu. After regular business hours, contact UWPD dispatch at 608-264-2677.