Your UO Police
I have been deeply saddened and angered by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25.
The actions and conduct used by those officers blatantly disregarded the human decency, compassion, and judgment that are rightly expected of all sworn law enforcement officers.
Our laws and constitutions, empowered by our citizens, grant serious powers to police to limit liberty and use force judiciously in order to enforce laws and protect the public peace. Abuse of those powers is a violation of a sacred trust that makes our communities less safe and leaves a terrible stain on our profession.
My deepest sympathies go to the family and to the citizens who continue to be affected by these terrible breaches of trust.
I want to commend our colleagues who exercise sound judgment and who display empathy and compassion for the citizens they are sworn to serve. I hope we can all reflect on the gravity of this and so many other tragic incidents, and re-commit ourselves to the highest form of humble service in KEEPING THE PEACE.
We at the UOPD denounce police brutality and stand united with our students!
The University of Oregon Police Department is committed to excellence in campus law enforcement and is dedicated to the people, culture, traditions, and diversity of our community. In order to protect life and property, preserve the peace, prevent crime and reduce the fear of crime, the department provides inclusive, community-oriented, and trust-based services with compassion and understanding, performing campus law enforcement with accountability, integrity, and vision.
UOPD offers a number of services and programs to university students, faculty, and staff.