About UOPD


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 operates 24 hours per day, year-round. Officers patrol the campus on foot, by bicycle and vehicle, and are responsible for campus safety, crime prevention and law enforcement. We actively collaborate with students and other campus partners to prioritize and respond to campus safety needs.

UOPD serves campus with sworn police officers, community service officers, security officers, and civilian staff in a variety of roles. UOPD works with campus and community partners to track safety issues and use proven approaches for prevention and response.

UOPD has established a detailed matrix and job function descriptions that help determine what UOPD resources are the most appropriate to deploy in response to every potential type of call for service.

UOPD is separate from the Eugene Police Department, and any other local law enforcement agencies. UOPD is a department of the University of Oregon, and covers all campus properties as its jurisdiction. While UOPD works with Eugene Police and other agencies to prevent and solve crime, UOPD exists to serve students and campus community members, and can prioritize issues important to the campus community. UOPD works with student and faculty government as well as various campus departments and offices, to tailor services to the needs of the UO.

Department Structure

  • Office of the Chief
  • Patrol Operations
  • Professional Standards and Training
  • Security and Special Events

Authority and Jurisdiction

UOPD receives its police powers under the Oregon Revised Statutes (Section 352.121).

Although sworn UOPD police officers may enforce the law anywhere in the state, as with all state-certified law enforcement officers, UOPD's primary patrol jurisdiction is the owned and controlled property of the University of Oregon, including UO Portland and satellite campuses in Bend and Charleston.