About the Department
The primary goal of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Police Department is to provide a safe campus environment conducive to personal growth and educational development.
With a commitment to professional excellence, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Police Department will provide effective and efficient law enforcement service to the University community. We are dedicated to the preservation of life and property, and the maintenance of law and order.
Every member of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Police department will strive to protect the rights of all persons. We will endeavor to treat every person with respect, dignity and compassion. We are committed to personal integrity. We provide leadership as an example for all law enforcement, and guarantee the best possible service to our citizens.
The UW Oshkosh Police Department’s highly trained, educated and professional state police officers patrol campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Uniformed police officers patrol the campus on foot, on bicycle and in marked and unmarked police vehicles. Three of the University’s police officers also serve as liaison officers to the residence halls.
Duties of University Police officers include responding to calls for service, self-initiating activity when necessary, building security checks, assisting local law enforcement and conducting criminal investigations. Officers enforce all criminal and traffic laws, and administrative rules of the University of Wisconsin System.
Through a partnership with the Department of Residence Life, the UW Oshkosh Police Department operates the Community Service Officer (CSO) program, which trains student employees who assist in maintaining campus safety.
The University Police department also offers a variety of crime prevention programs.
The UW Oshkosh Police Department currently has a staff of ten sworn personnel, including the chief of police, lieutenant, patrol sergeant and seven patrol officers. University Police also employs a full-time police communications officer and varying numbers of part-time student employees as community service officers.