Professional Standards & Training
Commander S. Rittereiser, PIO:
Professional Standards and Accountability Lt.:
Commander Steve Rittereiser heads the Office of Professional Standards & Training and reports directly to the Chief of Police. This division includes Accreditation, Internal Affairs, Internship Program, Public Information, Recruiting/Hiring and Training. The mission of this division is to uphold the honor, reputation and integrity of the University of Washington and its police department, to ensure that all members of the UWPD abide by the mission, goals and values of the university and the police department, and to take immediate action to correct any and all members found to be non-compliant with our mission, goals and values and/or the department's Code of Conduct.
The UWPD is proud to be nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).
The Internal Affairs Unit reports directly to the Chief of Police and is separate from the Operations Division, allowing this unit to function independently and in an unbiased manner.
If you would like to file a commendation or compliant regarding a UWPD employee, please go to our Citizen Comments page.
This program allows students from the University of Washington to earn credits while learning about the police department and all it does. The intern must be at least 18 years old and a junior or senior, though exceptions have been made in the past for course credit.
The intern will be assigned to different areas within the department and have a supervisor to go to with any concerns or questions they might have. All interns, due to the confidential and sensitive nature of our work, are backgrounded for any criminal history. A confidentiality statement is signed and must be adhered to by all parties.
The schedule is usually 10 hours per week for 10 weeks, developed primarily by the intern. This mirrors an academic quarter during the school year. Normal credits earn range from 3 to 5, depending on the course being taken. Each intern is given a monthly schedule in advance so they are aware of whom they should report to during that time period. These schedules are kept to ensure each intern achieves the necessary hours and thus credit for the time with us.
The UWPD is proud and happy to assist our young community in achieving their goals and pursuing their interests.
We have had 17 student interns earn college credit in the last three years.
For information contact: Lt. C. Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UWPD's Public Information Officer (PIO) is Commander Steve Rittereiser. The media can reach him at 206.616.8347.
This Office oversees all Human Resources functions for the department, including recruiting and hiring.
For information on current job openings, go to www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs. Select the staff jobs option. After logging in, search by Category: Police/Security.
The UWPD's training officer ensures that all employees of the UWPD receive the requisite number of training hours in a year and ensures that police officers maintain their up-to-date status on skills including first aid and CPR, firearms qualification, cultural diversity and defensive tactics training.