The University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department is dedicated to the safety and well-being of the University community and all who make the campus and its immediate surroundings part of their lives.
Under the leadership of Chief of Police and Associate Vice Chancellor Susan Riseling, the department operates under the guiding principle of Respect, Integrity, Compassion and Honor (R.I.C.H.). Those characteristics guide department members’ actions as they work in partnership with the University, community agencies and professional peers.
The UW-Madison Police Department uses feedback, self-assessment and innovative practices to provide leadership in solving community problems.
The force protects public safety in many ways and serves its mission with, among other resources, patrol officers, a Detective Bureau, K-9 Unit, Bicycle Unit, Mounted Unit and Community Policing Officers. It is responsible for security for the Health Sciences complex, the Chazen Museum of Art and special events including Badger athletics and the Crazy Legs Run.
Gifts are especially helpful for the UW-Madison Police Department in two major endeavors: