Office of the President

University of Washington Police Chief Search

The University of Washington is seeking a Chief of the UW Police Department. UW’s Seattle campus communities require a forward-looking chief who understands and embraces evolutions in policing, engagement with communities and collaboration. The Chief of the UWPD will serve a vital role in the safety, security and success of the University of Washington. At a minimum, this position requires an individual with significant law enforcement leadership experience who is adept at building trust through relationships; understands and values working with students, faculty, staff, and other constituents at the University; can provide leadership to UWPD officers and staff as our campus reimagines approaches to public and campus safety; is able to anticipate future challenges; and inspire others with a collaborative and engaging style.

This search is being assisted by Ralph Andersen & Associates.


CUWPD Position Description
CUWPD Position Brochure

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CUWPD Search Charge Letter

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