About University Police

A department dedicated to providing a safe and secure campus experience.
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A message from the Chief of Police

Image of Jason Spetz, Chief of PoliceAs the Chief of the UW-Stout Police Department, I'm proud to lead Police & Parking Services, a department that is dedicated to providing you with a safe and secure experience with a focus on exceptional customer service and community oriented policing.

Our mission is to serve and protect UW-Stout’s unique and diverse community. We do this by being “Available, Accessible, and Approachable.” You will see these words throughout our department. To us, they are not just words, but rather, the way we do business.  We are a State-certified police agency vested with providing law enforcement services for UW-Stout at all times.

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Organization Details
  • Officers actively patrol campus with marked patrol vehicles supported by bicycle and foot patrol officers whenever possible.

  • All officers have met or exceeded the training requirements of the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

  • We provide 24-hour service to the university in the areas of protection, emergency services and law enforcement.

  • University Police Officers patrol the campus and are available to help students, faculty, staff, and guests in need of assistance. 

 Meet Our Staff

Lisa Pederson | Sergeant

"By getting to know the students and staff, they are much more comfortable talking and reporting to us."

Lee Hakes | Sergeant

"We are a 24/7 operation, and we spend a lot of our time interacting with staff and students."