Welcome from Chief Salazar
On behalf of the members of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our website. Our website provides relevant information and services that can help you prevent and better respond in the event of an emergency or crime.
The mission of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Police Department is to provide a safe and secure environment in which to learn, live and work. UWMPD is committed to community policing through evidence-based, problem-oriented, data-informed and collaborative strategies. UWMPD operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is staffed by 33 sworn law enforcement officers and 11 civilian staff members who are dedicated to serving the needs of the university community. Our success is dependent upon developing and maintaining strong partnerships with an engaged university community.
On our website, community members can stay up to date on important news, sign up for UWM Emergency Alerts, access the Daily Crime Log, review department policies and much more. Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram and X.
It is an honor and privilege to serve as your chief of police for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Police Department. Thank you for visiting our website and stay safe!
Chief of Police
Mission, Vision and Values
To provide a safe and secure environment in which to learn, live and work.
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Police Department values the sanctity of life and the rights of the community we serve. As an organization, we are committed to providing the university community with professional police services that deter crime while providing a safe and welcoming environment to learn, live and work.
Leadership – Influential acts promoting professional and competent service to the community.
Integrity – We acknowledge that we must strengthen the community’s trust by continuing to demonstrate that we are accountable for our words and actions. We are always honest and truthful.
Courage – We place the safety and well-being of others before our own and accept the responsibility to act against injustice and wrongdoing. Police members are expected to take calculated risks in service of the community.
Competence – We are accountable for the quality of our performance and the standards of our conduct. We are reflective on our performance and always seek to improve.
Respect – We value the sanctity of life and the rights of the community we serve. We treat everyone with dignity and respect. We perform our duties in a fair and impartial manner.
Engagement – We acknowledge that as an agency we must actively engage our campus community to strengthen trust and enhance safety on and around campus.