Mission & Values


University Police is committed to community service and policing with compassion, integrity, and accountability. Since joining the U in mid-February 2020, Director Rodney Chatman has implemented a variety of changes, including hiring and recognizing officers who are committed to the U Police mission and core values.



The dedicated professionals of the University of Utah Police Department exist to serve our campus community with respect, fairness, and compassion. With community service as our foundation, the mission of the University of Utah Police Department is to create a safe and welcoming campus community for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. We seek public trust by policing with compassion, integrity, and accountability in our daily pursuit of excellence. We nurture public trust by holding ourselves to the highest standards.



The department’s core values create the acronym U.N.I.T.E.D.:


United: We are united in our pursuit to serve and protect with honor and to constantly pursue best practices of the police profession.

Networking: Our approach is focused on building collaborative relationships with our entire campus community.

Integrity: We hold ourselves to the highest standards of the police profession.

Teamwork: We value excellence in one another. Our goal is to establish a tradition of excellence in serving our community and pledge to do so in a transparent fashion.

Excellence: Our professional conduct is above reproach and we strive to be better each day.

Diversity: Inclusive excellence exists when there is an appreciation for the diversity of thought, identity and dignity of all people


We are committed to continuous improvement and to creating a safe environment that meets the needs of the U community. Please share your feedback with us. This information is received by the Office of the Chief Safety Officer, which serves as the central administrative unit for all public safety functions, including University Police, Community Services, Emergency Services, Campus Security, and U Health Security.

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