Chief Carmichael and VP for Student Life Kevin Marbury greet returning students with free donuts

Your UO Police

The University of Oregon Police Department’s goal is to help create an exceptionally safe, secure campus for students and faculty to focus intently on excellent academics, research and public service. We promote an inclusive, respectful environment for our global campus, and protect the free and civil exchange of ideas.

We are police on campus, for campus. How can we help you?

University of Oregon Police Department
Matthew Carmichael, Chief of Police

SPRING 2020:



"Welcome to UOPD’s new crime prevention initiative “Keep My Seat Warm,” designed to help out UO students, faculty, and staff who left their bikes on campus or nearby before leaving Eugene due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

UOPD is volunteering this free service to retrieve any UO student, faculty, or staff bikes from locations on or near campus where they could be stolen or have parts stolen. Officers are also able to cut bike locks, if necessary.

Retrieved bikes will be transported to a secure police facility and stored until their owners can retrieve them or make arrangements to have their bikes shipped to a location.  Bike owners are responsible for finding a shipper and paying their own shipping fees if they choose to have their bike shipped. Bikes will be stored until October 3, 2020.

For the security of the community, UOPD can only help bike owners who provide proof of ownership, a detailed description of their bike and its location, and proof of status as a UO student, faculty, or staff. 

Please read the rules of this program at the end of this request form carefully before submitting your request. Click below to fill out your request.




Students can get around the campus area with confidence using the Safe Rides programs, like Safe Ride, Designated Driver Shuttle, or the UO Campus Shuttle. The services also great employment opportunities for responsible, motivated and qualified students.

Campus safety is a shared responsibility, and UO students are taking that to heart.