UMPD Information


The University of Minnesota Police Department has jurisdiction for land and property owned by the University of Minnesota on the Minneapolis and St. Paul Campus.  Our Clery geography map depicts our jurisdiction.  Please note that property owned and operated by recognized student groups, which includes fraternities and sororities, and private business and residences that fall within the boundaries of our Clery geography are not included in our jurisdiction.


Mental Health, De-escalation, and Diversity

All Officers are enrolled with PATROL Online through the League of Minnesota Cities. 

Training topics include

  • Force and De-escalation
  • Mental Health

Fair and Impartial Policing

  • Instructor Training in 2016
  • Department training in 2016
  •  All new officers receive training during orientation

Procedural Justice through the Center for Public Safety and Justice (CPSJ)

  • Instructor Training in 2018
  • Department training in 2018
  • All new officers receive training during orientation

Forensic Experiential Trauma Interviewing presented by Senior Special Agent (Retired) Russell W. Strand

  • 2017 & 2019

First Responders and Mental Health Crisis through People Incorporated

  • Department training in 2019

Law Enforcement Active Diffusion Strategies Training

  • Instructor training in 2019
  • Department training to occur in 2020

Additional Ongoing Training

Topics Include:

  • Constitutional Law
  • Use of Force
  • Emotional Wellness
  • Legislative Changes
  • Civil Liability
  • Critical Incidents
  • MN POST Requirements


The University of Minnesota will no longer be contracting with the Minneapolis Police Department for the following services during special events:

The University has a separate contract with the Minneapolis Regulatory Services for Traffic Control Agents during Gopher Football Games.  This contract is still current.

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) hires licensed police officers from across the state to assist with security and police functions during large events on the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus. This process, which is similar to that used by the Minnesota State Fair and other organizations hosting large events, does not involve contracting with outside law enforcement agencies. In these roles, officers from a variety of agencies are hired individually by DPS as part-time employees. Their state-issued license status is transferred to the University of Minnesota Police Department (UMPD), meaning they are fully licensed and recognized as UMPD officers when working in this capacity at large events.

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