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Chief R. Douglas Schwandt welcomes you to the
University of Missouri Police Department

On behalf of the all the officers and staff here at MUPD, we welcome you to our department's website.

Our mission continues here at MUPD and focuses on establishing a partnership with our community, ensuring a peaceful quality of life and supporting a safe learning environment. We have a rich history of growth and professionalism through the years and it is most notable that our department is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. We have maintained this status since 2001. It was this process that helped establish policies, procedures and directives that ensure our agency has a professional level of policing by meeting local expectations and national standards.

All of our staff here at MUPD embrace our University's core values of RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, DISCOVERY, and EXCELLENCE and we view part of our law enforcement role as assisting in the educational process of our students.

Our website offers a wealth of information and services (and is currently undergoing a reconstruction) that hopefully can assist you if you are a student, faculty, staff member or a visitor. If you have a question or comment you can also email us at mupolice@missouri.edu

We look forward to working with all of our campus and surrounding community members in practicing Community Policing, being responsive to our community requests and needs, and working together to ensure our campus is an enjoyable and safe place to live, work, and learn.

R. Douglas Schwandt MU'80
Police Chief
University of Missouri

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