Police Department

University Place Police Department
3609 Market Place W, Suite 201
University Place, WA 98466
Phone Number: 253.798.4058   Fax: 253.798.4867
Office Hours: Tues and Thurs 9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m., Wed 1:00 - 4:00 p.m
Behavior recognition is everyone's responsibility
When you have an uneasy feeling about something occurring in your neighborhood and choose NOT to report that information by dialing 911 or non-emergency, you refuse to give us the opportunity to investigate and as a consequence you or your neighbor may be victimized. If it turns out to be nothing, we continue about our business responding to other such calls around the City. You are the eyes and ears of this City. You know what is normal for your neighborhood. Report ALL suspicious activities without hesitation.

Emergency number:

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 number:
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 and obtaining copies of a police report

For questions relating to gun permits or obtaining a copy of a police report visit South Sound 911's website or dial the number listed here.


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.

Alarm Permits
Animal Control
Cadet Program
CodeRED / PC Alert
"Crime Data for Your Neighborhood"
Fireworks Discharge Information
Personal Safety Tips
Personal Safety Tips for Children
Public Safety Commission
Public Safety Programs
Reporting Crime in University Place
University Place Municipal Court
U.P. Fire Department (Pierce County)
U.P. Police Department (Pierce County Sheriff)

Police Services Division

Mike Blair Police Chief 253.798.3209
Cory Shears Sergeant 253.798.3208
Leslie Wheeler Office Manager 253.798.3206
Jennifer Hales Public Safety Manager 253.798.3141