UW Police

Mission, Vision, and Values

Our Mission

The University of Washington Police Department actively collaborates with our community to create a safe and secure campus through education, problem solving and enforcement. We use innovative practices, continuing training and partnerships to provide professional public safety services, thereby reducing crime and the fear of crime. In doing so, we foster and maintain an environment that supports the well-being of our students, staff, faculty and visitors.

Our Vision

The University of Washington Police Department aspires to be a world leader in innovative campus public safety practices. Our commitment to excellence supports the campus community’s pursuit of academic and research goals in an environment free of crime and the fear of crime.

Our Values

The University of Washington Police Department is a team of full-time and part-time commissioned, civilian & volunteer personnel dedicated to ensuring the safety and security of the University of Washington campus. We are committed to the highest standards of professionalism and ethical behavior, and we conduct ourselves with P.R.I.D.E. in all we do.


We demonstrate our professionalism through our conscientious adherence to the highest standards in law enforcement. We build professionalism by creating an environment that encourages teamwork, innovation, collaboration and self-evaluation.


Employees are our most important organizational asset. Our success depends upon our relationships with our coworkers and each person we serve. We promote respect for individual rights and personal dignity in our daily interactions. We foster and preserve trust within the University community, creating partnerships to eliminate crime and improve quality of life.


We expect truth, honesty and ethical behavior from all members of our department. We uphold our position of public trust by maintaining the highest level of professional integrity and ethical standards through strict adherence to the administrative codes of our University and the laws of our nation, state and region.


We make every effort to anticipate, plan for and respond to the needs of a diverse and ever-changing community. We appreciate and understand our similarities and differences, and value every partnership we establish. We recognize that different viewpoints, experiences and backgrounds are central to meeting the unique needs of the community we serve. We seek the input and talents of all members of the University in our efforts to safeguard the campus.


We strive to be a premier law enforcement agency through our commitment to collaboration, communication, education, mentoring, outreach and teamwork. In our pursuit of excellence, we support the implementation of creative and innovative strategies to address community concerns.

Did you catch us exhibiting our PRIDE values? Write us at uwpolice@uw.edu to let us know about it!

“Safeguarding the Academic Community with P.R.I.D.E.”