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UW Police

The University of Washington Police Department collaborates with our community to create a safe and secure UW campus through education, problem solving and enforcement.

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Emergency: 911

Non-Emergency: 206-685-8973 (UWPD) or report online

Anonymous Tips: 206-685-8477

Email: **this account is not monitored 24/7, call 911 for an emergency**

Address: 3939 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105

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Online reporting

Submit an online report to notify UWPD about non-emergency crimes, such as theft, vandalism or lost property. All reports will be assigned a case number and reviewed by an officer. You may be contacted if further investigation is needed.   DO NOT USE THIS TOOL TO REPORT MOTORIZED VEHICLE THEFTS (including eBikes and eScooters) — CALL 206-685-8973


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Beyond the UW Seattle campus

If you need emergency assistance, call 911. For non-emergency assistance at UW Bothell or UW Tacoma, contact the UWB or UWT campus safety office:

UW Bothell Campus Safety

UW Tacoma Campus Safety

SafeZone app

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With this free app, connect with UWPD immediately when you’re on the Seattle campus and relevant local emergency services when you aren’t. Use the app to call for help, report a medical issue or share your location with UWPD on your walk home.

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Electronic & bike registration

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Use this service to register your electronic devices and/or bike so that there’s a record of your ownership if your stuff is stolen or lost. Plus, get tips for preventing theft.


Safety escort services

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Studying late? Use Husky NightWalk or NightRide for a safe trip to places on or near the UW Seattle campus. Husky NightWalk can also help with building lockouts and dead car batteries.

Check it out

Mental health and wellbeing

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Mental health is important. Find out how to get mental health support for yourself or for a student you care about.

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SafeCampus and other services

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Check out some of the other safety options offered by the UW, including SafeCampus. Contact SafeCampus — no matter where you work or study — to anonymously discuss safety and well-being concerns for yourself or others. SafeCampus’ team of caring professionals will provide individualized support.

Other UW resources

Off-campus resources

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Find yourself outside of our jurisdiction or want to explore your options? Here are some other resources for you, including shelters and hotlines.

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Chief Craig Wilson



Your safety matters. I’m a UW grad, and I’ve proudly served in UWPD for more than 25 years. By working together to create strong partnerships, UWPD and our students, faculty and staff create a campus community where we can all learn and thrive.

Craig WilsonUniversity of Washington Chief of Police, UW '94

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Careers at UWPD

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Interested in joining the UW Police Department? Learn more about our openings, benefits, and requirements.

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We hold ourselves to the highest standards and follow best practices for law enforcement agencies. UWPD is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies and the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs.

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  • Prevent bike theft

    March 12, 2024

    A U lock next to a bike tire.

    When the weather warms up — we’re pretty sure that will happen someday — more UW students, faculty and staff enjoy commuting and exploring the campus by bike. Unfortunately, that usually means that the number of bike thefts grows, too. Even though we’re still feeling the wind chill, we’ve seen an earlier crop of bike…

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  • UWPD February Blood Drive

    February 1, 2024

    This Winter, you can show your community that you care by donating blood. It's a simple and easy process that only takes an hour from check-in to post-donation cookie. Donated blood is crucial for cancer treatment, surgeries, and trauma situations. That's why we're urgently looking for new and returning donors to help maintain a safe…

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  • Celebrate safely as you cheer for the Huskies!

    January 5, 2024

    A row of three gold UW football helmets at a football game at Husky Stadium.

    We are counting down the minutes until the Huskies play in the national championship game! As you get ready for Purple Reign, here are a few safety tips for Huskies fans. Be a Party MVP Volunteer to be a designated driver. Let your team know that you’ll be there for them when the party’s over…

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