Request a Ride-Along

The UW-Madison Police Department is please to offer a ride-along program, allowing the general public learn and observe how officers serve and safeguard the campus community. UWPD values the opportunity to build positive relationships with participants and to respond to their concerns and questions.  We’re proud to demonstrate the values of Respect, Integrity, Compassion, and Honor while promoting diversity and operating in an unbiased manner.  Learn more about ride alongs, and make a request.


The UW-Madison Police Department offers fingerprinting services three days a week.  For more information about the services we offer, fees, and who’s eligible for our fingerprinting services, visit the fingerprinting information section.

Help For Victims & Witnesses

Being a victim or a witness to a crime can be an emotional, disturbing experience.  Oftentimes, Just as physical injury takes time to heal, the invisible wound inflicted by crime takes time to heal. Time and understanding are the best remedies for dealing with the impact of serious crime — and talking is often the best medicine for crime victims. Learn more about how you or someone you know can get help.