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Office of Public Safety

Police:  Emergency (406) 243-4000    |    Non-Emergency (406) 243-6131    |    9-1-1
Parking: (406) 243-6132 (Ofc Hrs: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)    |    Permit Required: M-F 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

The Office of Public Safety is composed of the University of Montana Police Department and Parking Division. Both areas of OPS work in partnership with the campus community to provide the most professional, effective public safety services possible. From parking management to crime prevention, Public Safety is dedicated to supporting an environment which is safe and conducive to learning.

UM Alert Update - 7/11/14

A man has been arrested in connection with the UM Alert sent out on July 5, 2014 at approx. 8:26 am. The UM Alert was a Timely Warning because a woman running on the Kim Williams Trail east of campus was grabbed by a man at approx. 5:40 pm on Saturday. The suspect is also being charged in connection with the attack on the Higgins St. Bridge Wednesday night.

For the official Missoula PD press release see: 

UM Office of Public Safety would like to remind everyone to always remain alert and let someone know where you will be.

Public Safety is NOW HIRING for Student Ticket Writers

E-mail your Cover Letter, Resume, and Student Schedule to Joe George to apply.

DOJ: Independent Review Report

The Agreement between the United States Department of Justice and the University of Montana Regarding the University of Montana Office Of Public Safety's Response to Sexual Assault. 

The initial Independent Review Report covers June 19 - October 1, 2013

The second report covers October 1 - April 1, 2014.

Office of Public Safety/Police Sexual Assault Investigation Policy

The purpose of this policy is to provide officers and investigators with guidelines for responding to reports of sexual assault, sexual intercourse without consent, assisting victims, collaborating with local health, outside law enforcement and service agencies, and conducting interviews with victims, witnesses, and suspects. Because of the special needs involved in sexual intercourse without consent investigations an attached appendix serves as an all-inclusive document that covers first response, investigation and prosecution.

Annual Security Report
A safe campus is achieved through shared knowledge and partnership with the community.  This report is a resource to aid in that effort. Learn more

Crime Report

Crime Report Form
If you have been a victim of a crime or witnessed what you suspect is criminal activity, please report it here:


Emergency Phone Map
The main UM campus has 17 emergency telephones that put you in immediate contact with Public Safety and indicates your exact location: View the Map


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GRIZWALK (formerly Grizzly Personal Safety)

Ensuring that no campus member has to walk campus alone after dark. Explore