Department Policies

The UW-Milwaukee Police Department strives to be as transparent as we can be with our community. We understand that an informed community is a safer community. Please view our Publicly accessible Department Policies below:

Key Department Policies


Policy on Use of Force

Policy on Use of Less Lethal Weapons

Policy on Deadly Force

Department Policy & Procedure Manual


The below policies and procedures are designed to be a source of guidance in providing fair and impartial law enforcement services to all people served by our department. This is a snapshot of our Department operational guide.

Please note: The formulation of the Policy & Procedures and Directives is an ongoing process in which all materials are subject to review and revision.

Chapter 1 - Organization & Management Role
Chapter 2 - Personnel Services
Chapter 4 - Commendations/Disciplinary Procedures
Chapter 6 - Operations
Chapter 7 - Care of Detainee
Chapter 8 - Community Relations
Chapter 9 - Communications
Chapter 10 - Records
Chapter 11 - Evidence/Property Integrity
Chapter 12 - Training
Chapter 14 - Victim/Witness Assistance
Chapter 15 - OSHA Policies