Vision/Mission Statement

Vision Statement

The vision of the University Police Unit is to facilitate and strengthen partnerships with UW-La Crosse students, faculty, staff, and within the La Crosse community to ensure a safe learning environment that supports academic freedom, respect for the individual, tolerance, and the open exchange of ideas.

Mission Statement

The select mission of the UW-La Crosse University Police Unit is to enhance a high quality of learning and life opportunity for the campus community through dedicated and professional service. The department serves with integrity, discretion and expediency; and in a fair, proper, and thorough manner. The conduct of each member of the department will be professional and honorable. We work with other organizations to create a campus environment that is socially rich and diverse. 

Badge of the University Police

Values and Goals

Work with students, faculty and staff to reduce crime.

  • Reduce crimes against and affecting students and employees through community policing practices.
  • Provide proactive visual patrols and encourage prevention awareness.
  • Provide a secure and safe campus environment that has the affect of reducing fear of criminal activity.
  • Protect and preserve the assets of the University.

Protect the constitutional rights and freedoms of all persons.

  • Apply integrity and honesty as the most important basis for public trust.
  • Protect all people’s rights through fair and impartial enforcement of university policies, Federal laws, and the State Statutes.

Provide a department that is open and accessible to our customers.

  • Work with other departments and agencies to maximize benefits to the University.
  • Strive to always act in the best interest of the University.
  • Provide outreach educational opportunities to students, faculty, and staff.