Community Oriented Policing

Community Oriented Policing (COP) is a partnership with the community on and around campus, which includes students, staff, and the surrounding neighborhoods. COP strives to maintain a dialogue between officers and the community, by creating a cooperative effort towards safety. This is accomplished by effectively communicating our goal as a police department, and requesting and receiving input from all involved in the community at hand.  COP ensures that we are all involved in safeguarding the university and surrounding neighborhood.

UW-La Crosse Police Department is currently involved in many activities within the community.  They include:

UW-L Police Services 
  • Bike Patrol
  • Alcohol Task Force
  • HOPE (Hmong Opportunity Promotion and Education)
  • Resident Hall Liaison Program
  • Campus Safety Talks
  • OC Presentation
  • Steppin' Out in Pink
  • Polar Bear Plunge

By establishing COP, the UW-La Crosse Police Department hopes to support a collaborative effort between this agency and the campus community in general.  By doing this, UW-L Police hope to be a proactive law enforcement agency prepared to help before a serious problem arises.