The University of Minnesota Police Department (UMPD) is responsible for policing and investigating crimes that occur on property owned, leased or operated by the University of Minnesota on the Twin Cities Campus. This property consists of academic buildings, administrative buildings, residence halls, athletic facilities, parking facilities and property surrounding the facilities. The University also owns and maintains several roadways that run through campus.

Neighborhoods and business districts surrounding the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus fall under the jurisdiction of the Minneapolis Police Department, St. Paul Police Department and St. Anthony Police Department.  However, UMPD has a stake in keeping the greater campus community, where students live, work, and recreate, safe. UMPD officers spend a significant amount of time assisting our neighboring jurisdictions patrolling and responding to calls for service, particularly MPD. On average 30% of all 911 incidents are to events off campus where students live, work, or recreate.

Near Campus Jurisdictions

Many students and employees live in the neighborhoods that surround the campus. These neighborhoods are not the jurisdiction of the UMPD and most are outside of the University’s Clery Act responsibility. However, when a serious crime occurs in an area just outside of our Clery geography, the University works closely with our law enforcement partners to determine if a public safety notification should be issued to the University community.

Community members are encouraged to sign up for community and neighborhood alerts for off-campus areas. This can be done through the police department where you live.

Minneapolis Police Department 

Many student frequent the Marcy Holmes (including Dinkytown) and Cedar-Riverside neighborhoods of Minneapolis which surround the University.  Concerns regarding these areas should be directed to the Minneapolis Police Department.  Contact information for these areas are:

Cedar-Riverside: 1st Precinct

Marcy Holmes (Dinkytown, Stadium Village), Como: 2nd Precinct