The University Park Police Department (UPPD) is focused on upholding the Constitution of the United States by understanding our duty to carry out our Social Contract with all People by providing Fair Access, Public Trust, Safety and Security, and Teamwork and Objectivity to those we serve with honor.
View the Police Department Organizational Chart (PDF).
Message From the Chief
On behalf of the men and women of the University Park Police Department, I want to welcome you to our website. This site is one of the many ways we strive to assure that we are effectively communicating with the citizens we serve. To help make this effort a success, we will work to make this site as useful and as interactive as possible.
The University Park Police Department continues to work toward meeting the public safety needs of our community. Much has been made of the "new" community policing philosophy in recent years, but the fact is, historically the UPPD has always practiced community policing as evidenced by tremendous resident support.
We hope you take the time to look over our website and get to know more about your Police Department. We have a great staff of sworn and civilian employees who are always happy to answer any questions you may have concerning public safety.
Thank you for helping us make University Park a safe community and a great place to live and work.
UP Crime Statistics
For years, every February UPPD has provided residents with a recap on recent crime activity in University Park. University Park remains a very safe place to live and work. The City’s most reported crime in 2022 was Burglary of Motor Vehicles. Many of the 171 victims admitted the items stolen were left in plain sight. Moreover, much of the time, victims acknowledged their vehicles were left unlocked, making wallets, purses, computer laptops and jewelry easy and quick to obtain. View the rest of the crime statistics in the 2022 Crime Statistics News Flash.
Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies
UPPD is recognized as a Gold Standard agency by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). There are only about 670 police agencies in the U.S. that have achieved CALEA accreditation. The process requires continued compliance with over 480 standards of law enforcement professionalism.
Opportunity for Feedback - Public Portal
On March 17, 2023, the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) will be conducting an electronic assessment of the University Park Police Department to ensure we meet the highest standards in public safety.
CALEA accreditation focuses on standards that provide best practices related to life, health, and safety procedures for the agency.
If you would like to provide commendations or concerns to the Commission about our activity in the community, please submit your comments in the public portal.
Comments can be anonymous and will not be responded to.