12/12/19 - 12/12/20
Cleveland History Center
The UCPD is a national model for community policing for the University Circle neighborhood.
Former UCI President, Joe Piggott, once said that the UCPD was the glue that held the University Circle community together. This sentiment still holds true today, as the UCPD is a national model for community policing the emphasises community outreach and communication.
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. In addition to its 25 officers, which include plainclothes detectives, the UCPD is headed by Police Chief Jim Repicky and supported by a staff of 4 full-time and 3 part-time civilian employees. 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:
To submit an anonymous tip via text message to the University Circle Police Dept., text UCPDTIP and your tip to 847411.
As a full-service police department, the UCPD provides the following services that are essential to maintaining safety and preventing crime in University Circle:
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:
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