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UVM Police Services is a sworn police agency with statewide authority, whose primary role is public safety.

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All members of UVM Police Services are guardians of the community. Our call is to serve and protect the most diverse community in the State of Vermont. As a progressive leader in Police Services, we provide a full array of public educational services, as well as a collaborative approach to defining and addressing community needs.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Police Services believes that diversity, the differences between people, exists as a driving force in our interactions with people and institutions in the University community. We recognize that our authority and, ultimately, our institutional existence is predicated upon the people in our community.

In order to provide the highest quality of police service, we must be committed to the recognition and reflection of that diversity and incorporate its realities into our strategic planning and our day-to-day operations. Moreover, Police Services is committed to the belief that there is an intrinsic worth in all people, an irreducible quality whose protection and benefit is the basis for police service. We believe that the recognition of diversity is no less than the recognition of this worth. A commitment to honor the rights and provide for the needs of all people equally is our expression of this recognition.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 25, 2020

For COVID-19 information, you can call 802-656-HELP (802-656-4357) from 10a to 4p Monday through Friday or visit the resources listed below.

March 2, 2020

UVM is closely monitoring circumstances related to the coronavirus and will provide updates based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

For up-to-date information from the University, as well as relevant information regarding the coronavirus, visit the University's dedicated COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information and Updates webpage.

For any announcements from our department, visit our Announcements page.

Malicious Email

A malicious email can look just like it comes from a financial institution, an e-commerce site, a government agency or any other service or business.  It often urges you to act quickly, because your account has been compromised, your order cannot be fulfilled or there is another urgent matter to address.  Does it make you think you need to take action right away?  This is a common tactic of malicious email.

So you think the email is bogus, what now? Try to verify it with these steps:

  • Contact the company directly – using information provided on an account statement, on the company’s official website or on the back of a credit card.
  • Search for the company online – but not with information provided in the email.  Remember, Google is your friend.

Spam

  • Spam is the email equivalent of junk mail.  Tired of it?  Here are ways to reduce spam:
  • Enable filters on your email programs: Most internet service providers (ISPs) and email providers offer spam filters; however, depending on the level you set, you may end up blocking emails you want. It’s a good idea to occasionally check your junk folder to ensure the filters are working properly.  In-house we take care of a lot of this for you, consider this on your personal accounts!
  • Report spam: Most email clients offer ways to mark an email as spam or report instances of spam. Reporting spam will also help to prevent the messages from being directly delivered to your inbox.  We can’t stop what we don’t know about!
  • Own your online presence: Consider hiding your email address from online profiles and social networking sites or only allowing certain people to view your personal information.

Phishing

Phishing attacks use email or malicious websites (clicking on a link) to collect personal and financial information or infect your machine with malware and viruses.

Spam & Phishing on Social Networks

Spam, phishing and other scams aren’t limited to just email. They’re also prevalent on social networking sites. The same rules apply on social networks: When in doubt, throw it out. This rule applies to links in online ads, status updates, tweets and other posts. You can report this type of behavior!  Here are ways to report spam and phishing on major social networks:

UVM Police Services Customer Service Survey Now Open

The UVM Police Services Customer Service Survey is now live! UVM Police is committed to always striving to improve the services we provide to our community. Your feedback helps us to ensure we continue providing excellent customer service in every aspect of our work, and that we can keep growing and getting better as an organization. 

CONTACT POLICE SERVICES

UVM POLICE SERVICES
284 East Avenue
Burlington, VT 05405-3401

Emergency: 9-1-1
24/7 Assistance: (802) 656-3473
COVID-19 Information (M-F, 10-4): 802-656-HELP (802-656-4357)
TIPS Line: (802) 656-TIPS
Administrative (M-F, 8-4): (802) 656-2027 [this line is not currently staffed due to COVID-19; please call the 24/7 Assistance line]
Fax: (802) 656-8077

Need Assistance Off-Campus?

UVM Police Services’ primary response area is the UVM campus. Burlington Police is the primary contact for off-campus incidents within the city of Burlington. They can be reached by calling (802) 658-2700.

Employment Opportunities

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line is free 24/7 support for anyone in crisis in VT or nationally. Just text "VT" to 741741 from anywhere in Vermont or call UVM Police (802) 656-3473 to be connected via phone.

UVM Campus Alerts and Advisories

Clery Act Annual Reports

Fire Safety Report (PDF)

Annual Security Report (PDF)

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Citizen's Complaint Form