We Serve Students

UOPD Cadet Program

Interested in Policing? Join the UOPD Cadet program.

There is currently a lack of women and underrepresented community members in policing. As a campus police department, we serve one of the most diverse communities in Oregon and the traditional recruiting methods aren’t enough to create and sustain a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Cadets are paid, part-time positions at UOPD. 

The UOPD Cadet Academy

Policy Advisory Workgroup

The UOPD is the only campus police department in the country that includes our students in reviewing department policy and helping to create new policy.

The role of the Policy Advisory Workgroup is to provide informed recommendations on police policies and practices. The police chief relies on this multi-disciplinary approach to ensure all department policy meets local, state, and federal law, while remaining consistent with the needs of the community.

Join the Team

UOPD Complaint Process

University of Oregon faculty, staff, and students play a key role in reviewing complaints against UOPD as members of the community Complaint Resolution Committee.


Students Serving Students

Part-time UO students are key members of the UOPD team. Students serve in a variety of roles, including as executive student assistants to Acting Chief Wade. Those students serve as a conduit for other students to the chief, especially when students do not feel comfortable meeting with the chief.

Ride Along

UO students can take part in a ride along with their campus police officers.

About Ride Alongs

UOPD Gives Back

The UOPD often partners with student organizations to help the greater Lane County community. Programs have included to providing care packages to the needy, and “Chuck it For Charity” which collects student furniture during move out and donates it to local charities. 

UO students are encouraged to bring us their ideas for collaborative giving.

UO Duck Rides

UOPD runs the Duck Rides program that helps students get home safely.

During this challenging time of COVID-19 and required social distancing, we will have a greatly reduced ridership capacity. However, we remain committed to innovating in order to serve students, staff, and faculty at the UO with safe transportation.

Paid employment and internship opportunities exist with the Duck Rides programs for current and incoming students.

Be part of Duck Rides