Mission Statement

The City of University City Municipal Code identifies the responsibility of the University City Police Department as the protection of rights of persons, the enforcement of ordinances and regulations, and the preservation of peace, order, and safety.

With the City Code as a mandate for service, elements of the Mission Statement of the University City Police Department are identified as:
  • To prevent and repress crime.
  • To detect criminal activity and apprehend offenders.
  • To protect life and property.
  • To facilitate the safe movement of people and vehicles.
  • To assist those in danger, those who cannot care for themselves, and those in need of assistance.
  • To protect individual constitutional rights.
The University City Police Department became an internationally accredited Police Department in August 1996.