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The University Police Department is responsible for crime prevention, public safety, and law enforcement in the UW community. The department is staffed by 14 certified peace officers, four security guards, five full time certified dispatchers, two staff members, as well as several part-time student employees. All officers are fully trained, state certified and have arrest authority. UWPD also has one Explosive Detection Canine (EDC). The department operates 24 hours per day, 365 days a year.
To keep members of the UW community aware of police activity on campus, the department maintains a chronological log of all incidents reported to the department. This log is made available to news media and is open for public inspection through the UWPD Web site. University crime reports are also included annually in the United States Department of Justice publication, Crime in the United States. Crime statistics, as well as other public safety information, are included in the annual Public Safety Report, which is available online.
Free informational pamphlets on topics such as theft, sexual assault, drug and alcohol abuse, and harassing phone calls are available from the department. In addition, department personnel present public safety programs upon request to any group or organization. Further information is available through the UWPD World Wide Web site.
Safety escorts: call the UWPD at (307) 766-5179
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m., subject to officer availability.