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University Circle Police Department

The UCPD is a national model for community policing for the University Circle neighborhood.

We're Hiring!

The University Circle Police Department is now hiring full-time and part-time officers and dispatchers. 

Applications can be dropped off or mailed to the University Circle Police Station, located at 12100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, or emailed to Alanna.Smith@universitycircle.org.

DOWNLOAD Application  Officer Recruitment Letter  Dispatcher Recruitment Letter  APPLY ONLINE

Cop Scouts Program

Cop Scouts is a blend of Cub Scouts/Girl Scouts and a Police Explorer program where students will spend time with UCPD police officers learning life skills, having fun, doing cool stuff, and developing friendships with our police officers and fellow Cop Scouts.

We are all about building bridges of trust with young people and their families!


Citizens Police Academy

  • Ever wonder why cops sometimes use their lights but not sirens?
  • Do you want to know how detectives gather evidence?
  • Wish you could see what exactly is in a police car?

Then CPA will be interesting to you! Come talk with officers, learn what they do and how they do it, and even have a chance to practice some police techniques yourself!

Info sessions to include:

Topics to be covered include: traffic enforcement, 911 dispatch, calls for emergency service, criminal investigations, concealed weapons, personal safety, and community resources and opportunities.

Citizens Police Academy Application


A Highly Regarded Law Enforcement Agency

The UCPD works closely with the Cleveland Police Department, Case Western Reserve University Police Department, University Hospitals of Cleveland's Police Department, and other University Circle institutional security forces to keep University Circle safe.With full law enforcement authority granted by state law, the UCPD follows procedures mutually agreed upon with the Cleveland Police Department.

The operations of the UCPD are supported by full radio communication as well as by LEADS (Law Enforcement Automated Data system), which provides instant access to a statewide data bank of crime information including vehicle registration, stolen property files, and wanted or missing persons. Through linkage with the National Criminal Information Center, such information is also available on a national basis.


Download the FREE Tip UCPD app to communicate directly with the University Circle Police Department.

With Tip UCPD you can:

  • Request UCPD assistance 24/7
  • Contact UCPD Dispatch without making a phone call
  • Share crime tips anonymously
  • Alert the UCPD about panhandlers or neighborhood nuisances
  • Receive alerts directly from the UCPD

Download for iOS here and Android here or send an anonymous text tip by texting UCPDTIP and your tip to 847411

To submit an anonymous tip via text message to the University Circle Police Dept., text UCPDTIP and your tip to 847411

Sign Up For Alerts  Submit a Tip

UCPD Services

As a full-service police department, the UCPD provides the following services that are essential to maintaining safety and preventing crime in University Circle:

  • 24-hour patrol of the Circle in marked vehicles for maximum visibility and presence
  • Foot and bicycle patrols in designated areas
  • A remarkable response time to emergency calls
  • Surveillance using plainclothes officers and unmarked vehicles
  • Apprehension and arrest of criminals, as well as criminal investigations conducted by the UCPD Detective Bureau
  • The handling of many non-criminal incidents involving vehicles, missing persons, and disturbance complaints
  • Maintaining public safety also required a wide variety of community services that contribute to the overall well-being of the Circle. Accordingly, the UCPD provides:
    • Directions to those in need and assistance to owners in locating their vehicles
    • Assistance to owners who have locked keys inside their vehicles
    • Aid to motorists with disabled vehicles
    • Traffic control during special institutional events and at other times as needed
    • Special building checks

Community Outreach

The presence of the UCPD, along with its reputation for quick response, is a strong deterrent to criminal activity in the Circle. Minimized opportunity coupled with timely and decisive intervention in actual criminal incidents has characterized the UCPD's public safety strategy since its inception. In keeping with its preventative methods, the UCPD:

  • Works closely with UCI's member institutions in focusing on crime prevention. The Police Advisory Council, composed of members of the UCPD and institutional representatives, meets bimonthly to review safety-related issues and plan enhanced safety measures
  • Makes crime prevention presentations, upon request, to the employee and users of Circle institutions, as well as to neighborhood groups and Circle residents - public awareness and cooperation are basic to public safety
  • Supports the principles of community policing, a concept which recognizes the interdependence and shared responsibility of police and community, as the best approach to problem solving
  • Works in partnership and shares resources with the Case Western Reserve University Security Department, University Hospitals of Cleveland Protective Services Department, and other University Circle institutional security forces to enhance personal safety in the Circle.

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