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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.

Contact us

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.

File a report online

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.

Download the app

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.

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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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  • UWPD warns parents about scam calls

    May 30, 2023

    University of Washington police are warning parents about scam phone calls that appear on caller ID to come from UWPD. The caller falsely claims the student is in legal trouble and immediately needs money. UWPD has received multiple reports of these calls recently from parents of student athletes.The caller identifies themselves as a UW police…

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  • False alarm: Swatting calls and AI-assisted scams

    May 19, 2023

    In the past year, schools across the country have received an alarming number of false threats and fake reports of active shooters. At UW Seattle, we’re closely monitoring this national trend, as well as emerging scams using artificial intelligence. Several school districts in Western Washington have gone into lockdown because of bogus threats. Also known…

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  • CALEA Public Comment Portal

    March 23, 2023

    The University of Washington Police Department is participating in the CALEA Law Enforcement Accreditation process for its 6th reaccreditation.  UWPD was first accredited by CALEA in 2005 and reaccredited in 2008, 2011, 2014, 2017 and 2021.  We are now in the process of achieving our 6th reaccreditation in 2025.  As a part of this process, we…

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