About UMPD

The University of Montana Police Department (UMPD) serves and protects the students, staff, faculty, and all people and property within the University of Montana campus and properties.

Both Police Dispatchers and Officers are on duty 24 hours a day, every day of the year.  Our Police Officers and Dispatchers are certified and trained by the Montana Law Enforcement Academy (MLEA). UM Police Officers have the exclusive responsibility to act upon law-enforcement matters and perform police functions for the UM Main Campus and the Missoula College. UM Police Officers investigate all crimes and enforce federal, state, and local laws as well as University of Montana policies.

All sworn UMPD officers have successfully completed training at the Montana Law Enforcement Academy (MLEA) or equivalent training recognized by the Montana Peace Officer Standards and Training Council. Our officers have the same authority and powers of arrest as any officer in the state  In addition to the MLEA training, UMPD officers receive additional training throughout the year.