News & Events

  • Severe Weather Awareness Week: April 12-16, 2021

    April 12-06, 2021 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 …

  • UWPD Racial Equity Initiative Update

    Last June, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department (UWPD) announced its Racial Equity Initiative (REI). Since that time we have continued to move this initiative forward and, as promised, would like to provide our community …

  • Winter Driving

    Due to COVID-19, you may not be driving as much as you did in prior winter seasons. But when venturing out in the snow for groceries and other essentials, it’s always smart to refresh your …

  • Thin Blue Line Update

    In November 2020, Chief Roman released a statement in reaction to feedback we received from our community following a photo we shared on social media that included the imagery of a “thin blue line” flag in the background. In the statement, …

  • 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 …

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Media Inquiries & Communications

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