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UW Police Department

Frequently Asked Questions

When are fingerprints taken?

Fingerprints and VIN inspections are done Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.. to 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., subject to officer availability.

 

How do I go about storing my weapons with UWPD?

Currently, the UWPD can only store weapons for students living on the University of Wyoming campus.  Students may only store 3 weapons plus a bow.  A valid UW ID and the weapons are needed to check in.  

 

When is the next bicycle/found property auction?

The Annual Found Property Auction is in September.  Please check back for the 2014 auction date.

 

How do I protect my laptop or other mobile devices?

UW Information Technology has created a web site with tips for protecting your laptop and other mobile devices. For more information click here.


UWPD seems to make a lot of arrests and write a lot tickets for alcohol issues. Why is that?

86.3% of Wyoming residents surveyed listed alcohol use by youth under the age of 21 as a serious or somewhat serious problem.

94.6% of Wyoming residents surveyed believe "Local Law Enforcement should strongly enforce laws regulating alcohol use by youth under the age of 21."

93.9% of Wyoming residents surveyed believe "Adults who supply alcohol to youth under the age of 21 should be prosecuted."

71% of Wyoming residents surveyed believe that binge drinking on college campuses is a serious or somewhat serious problem.

86.8% of Wyoming residents surveyed believe that drinking and driving is a serious or somewhat serious problem.

Source: Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center, "Wyoming Alcohol Issues Survey", 2006

Alcohol was a contributing factor in 85.58% of all arrests in Albany County from 2009-2010

Alcohol was a factor in 85.51% of all arrests by UWPD in 2009-2010

Source: Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police, "Alcohol and Crime in Wyoming", 2010

 

Click HERE to learn more about the effects of underage drinking in Wyoming

 


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