News & Events

For general media inquiries, please contact Marc Lovicott, Executive Director of Communications, at 608-263-2333 or marc.lovicott@wisc.edu. After regular business hours, contact UWPD dispatch at 608-264-2677.

Department News

  • 2021 UWPD Awards Announced

    On April 13, 2022 — in our first in-person ceremony in two years — 45 members of the UW-Madison Police Department, the UW-Madison campus, and the general public were presented with awards for their extraordinary …

  • Severe Weather Awareness Week: April 4-8, 2022

    April 4-8, 2022 is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin. It’s a great time to review your plans in the event severe weather strikes. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), Wisconsin averages 23 …

  • Our 30×30 Pledge: Advancing Women in Policing

    The UW-Madison Police Department is proud to support the national 30×30 Initiative — an effort to increase the representation of women in police departments to at least 30 percent by 2030, and to ensure policies …

  • Online Scams: Protect Your Finances and Your Identity!

    With tax season in full swing, UWPD has started to see an uptick in the number of scams targeting our community members. Unfortunately, scams and fraud are a lucrative business for the perpetrators. The Federal …

  • Apple AirTags and Your Safety

    You’ve probably heard about Apple AirTag — maybe you even own one. The $30 wireless device can help you keep track of things or locate lost items. The concept is fairly simple: you attach an …

  • Leaving Town for the Holidays? Lock Up and Drive Safe!

    Millions are expected to hit the road this holiday season — and chances are, you’re one of those travelers. Whether you’re driving or flying, it’s important that you plan ahead — not just for travel, …

  • UWPD launches data dashboard, emphasis on racial equity

    After more than a year of community meetings, listening to concerns, and collecting feedback, the UW-Madison Police Department is embarking on a one-of-a-kind approach to sharing key data with a focus on racial equity. The …

  • Winter Readiness

    On average, 60 people are killed and 6,000 are injured in Wisconsin each winter in accidents when roads are covered in ice, snow, and slush. It’s important for all of us to prepare for the …

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