Lt. Buhta with visitors


Welcome to the University of Minnesota Police Department (UMPD) website. The UMPD is a sworn and licensed agency within the Minnesota law enforcement profession and we have been serving the campus community for over 70 years. We offer a full range of police services including emergency response services, the enforcement of laws and ordinances, investigations, crime prevention and education, student monitor and escort services, and parking enforcement.

We maintain strong partnerships on our Twin Cities campus and in the surrounding communities in order to maximize public safety. We strive to make the University a place where people can teach, learn, conduct research, work, visit, and recreate, free from fear for their personal safety. The men and women of the UMPD are dedicated to serving with courtesy, professionalism, and respect. We are honored to be granted the public trust and believe we are privileged to be of service.

Recent News

Timely Warning-November 25, 2015

On Wednesday, November 25, Minneapolis Police responded to the report of an aggravated assault and robbery on the north side of the 10th Avenue Bridge near University Avenue. The crime occurred shortly after 1:00 a.m.

Timely Warning-November 21, 2015

On Saturday, November 21 at approximately 11:50 a.m., University of Minnesota Police responded to the report of an armed robbery. The crime occurred at the east entrance to the Carlson School Management on the University's West Bank campus.

Minor assault at CTC

Minor assault occurred at Commonwealth Terrace Cooperative in St. Paul yesterday evening.

For an EMERGENCY, Dial 9-1-1

Non Emergency phone number: 612 624-COPS (2677)

Location: Transportation and Safety Building (511 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis) (This email is not monitored 24/7.  If you have a incident to discuss or an issue that needs immediate attention, please call us.)

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