Police Department

The City of University Place has contracted with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department for police services since its incorporation in 1995. The UPPD is comprised of a team of deputies assigned to the City to provide 24/7 police services. Currently, the team consists of 15 Deputies, 1 Sergeant, and 1 Chief.
The City of University Place has a small town feel while still boasting a population of over 33,000 residents and a growing business community. The UPPD embraces a community policing philosophy through its daily interactions with citizens, and ongoing partnerships with community groups and businesses. The UPPD offers a variety of public safety classes and crime prevention programming to help foster the relationship between police and the community.
Please review our website for answers to many of your questions, but don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly if you can’t find your answer here.
Current Updates
Due to the COVID-19 virus the police department doors will be closed to the public. We will remain this way for the foreseeable future. Ways to conduct business are listed below. Please check back for updates on closure. Additonal COVID updates can be found on the COVID-19 Public Safety Information page.
This year the U.P. Police Department has planned a series of Public Safety Forums. At the first forum on February 12, Chief Premo shared the following presentation of department statistics.
The pending forums have been cancelled at this time and will be rescheduled for later this year. Please check back later for updates.
Office Information
Business Office Hours:  9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday - Friday (except holidays)


3612 Drexler Dr W, University Place, WA 98466

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Emergency Line 911 911 is for emergency use only. An emergency is defined as "an immediate threat to life or property, or a crime in progress." If a speedy response will solve the problem and prevent further injury or damage, call 911.
24-Hour Non-Emergency Line 253.798.4721 Report any other issue, concern or suspicious circumstance by dialing the 24-hour non-emergency number. This number may ring for several minutes if there is a high volume of emergency 911 calls.
Firearm Permit, obtaining copies of a police report or online reporting of a crime 253.798.7441 For questions relating to gun permits or obtaining a copy of a police report. You may also visit the South Sound 911 website.
The prevention of crimes is a primary focus and goal of the University Place Police. It is when crimes are prevented that society is best served. The University Place Police have several measures in place to help citizens and businesses to determine their risks and take measures to prevent crime, which are listed in detail on the Crime Prevention Programs page linked below.