As chief of the University of Oregon Police Department, I want to give an enthusiastic welcome to all our new Duck students and families.
At the UO, we continue to build a unique campus police department. Our mission is to serve everyone on our campus, with student safety and security first in our thoughts and actions.
UOPD 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 community-oriented and trust-based services with compassion and understanding, performing campus law enforcement with accountability, integrity and vision.
Everyone in our department is dedicated to enhancing the student experience at the University of Oregon, and supporting the academic, research, and service work of our colleagues.
Safety is a shared responsibility at the UO, and we do everything we can to partner with student and employee leaders, and others in the community, to educate our students, faculty, staff and visitors about how we can all work together to look after one another, share information, and be active friends and bystanders in making our community a safe place.
For the 2018-19 academic year, our department will continue to partner with student leaders and our professional colleagues in Student Life, Student Services and Enrollment Management, and Safety and Risk Services, to educate and engage students in preventing crime, promoting safe behaviors, and helping one another in forging a safe campus environment. Areas of focus include getting students home safely, having an exceptionally trained and equipped corps of officers, and working diligently with off-campus housing providers and local businesses to prioritize student well-being.
We encourage our students, colleagues, families, community members and all stakeholders to reach out to us with their needs, concerns, and ideas. Please join us.
Matthew Carmichael, Chief of Police