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

  • UWPD Mourns Death of Retired K9 Casey

    On Sunday, July 24, 2022, we said a final goodbye to retired K9 officer Casey — the “#1 Dog in the State”. Capt. Caradine and K9 Casey, a Dutch Shepherd, were partnered together in 2007. …

  • UWPD Invites Public Comment for WILEAG Accreditation Assessment

    The UW-Madison Police Department is taking on a voluntary assessment process to evaluate all aspects of our policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services. The assessment will be performed on July 19, 2022 by …

  • 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, …

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