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Have you had a good or bad experience with the University Police? We want to hear about it!
You can compliment us, provide feedback, or file a complaint in several ways:
To make a formal complaint requiring investigation download the Citizen's Complaint Form.
This form must be signed in person by both the complainant and commanding UCPD officer. Appointments to file a complaint can be made by calling UCPD at 773.702.8181. If you are a student at the University, a representative from the Dean of Students Office can assist you by calling 773.834.HELP. Community members needing assistance during the complaint process can contact the Community Affairs Office at 773.702.8195.
Complaint Review Process
The University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) operates under strict rules and regulations that provide for professional conduct. Occasionally, however, a situation may arise that leads to a formal complaint against the police. Complaints are taken very seriously and investigated thoroughly.
For detailed information and a description of what the Complaint Register Investigation Process entails, please click here.
Once the investigation has been concluded, the complainant(s) will receive a written response from Associate Vice President & Chief of Police Marlon C. Lynch explaining the findings and any disciplinary actions taken by the department as a result of a sustained complaint.
For complaints relating directly or indirectly to issues of excessive force, violation of rights, abusive language, and dereliction of duty, the investigative report is submitted to the Independent Review Committee for the UCPD for review.
Independent Review Committee
As specified above, the Independent Review Committee examines complaints against the University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD). The committee consists of three faculty members, three students, two staff members, and three community members. Committee members are appointed by the Provost. To see the committee's charge, please click here.
The committee meets as needed to review individual complaints as well as UCPD reports and related policy, procedural, and communication issues. The committee annually reports its findings and recommendations for policy and procedure changes to the Provost, President, and CFO & Vice President for Administration. These annual reports are available online to the campus and community at safety-security.uchicago.edu/reports/irc.shtml.
The University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) responses to the IRC recommendations are listed here.
Richard McAdams, Faculty member and Committee Chair
Hannah Chazin, Student member
Scott Clayton, Community member
Eric Jemison, Community member
Emma LaBounty, Student member
Jacqueline Newsome, Student member
Ryan Priester, Community member
Elizabeth Shanin, Staff member
Wendy Stock, Faculty member
Belinda Vazquez, Staff member
Christopher Woods, Faculty member
Ingrid Gould, Staff to Committee
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