Police Department

University Place Police Department
3609 Market Place W, Suite 201
University Place, WA 98466
Business Office Hours:
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Wednesdays: 1-4 p.m
Office Phone Number: 253.798.4058, this is not the number to report a crime, see below.
Fax Number: 253.798.4867

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, obtaining copies of a police report or on-line reporting of a crime.

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