Policing is not always an easy job. Sometimes officers provide services that are requested and appreciated. On other occasions, officers interact with citizens in very stressful situations or hold people accountable for violation of law. The officers of the University of Minnesota Police Department (UMPD) strive to serve in a professional, courteous, and equitable manner. UMPD officers frequently receive thanks from members of the community. It is always greatly appreciated when the public we serve takes time to commend an officer for a compassionate act or a job well done.

If you would like to compliment the conduct and/or actions of a UMPD officer or staff member, contact the UMPD at 612-624-COPS (2677) and inform the supervisor on duty. You may also submit your compliments in writing via e-mail or by using the following mailing address:

University of Minnesota Police Department
Attn: Chief Matthew Clark
511 Washington Avenue SE, #100
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Praise from citizens may form the basis of department commendations and review by the UMPD Awards and Recognition Committee.