Community Engagement

The UCPD is actively engaged with the community we serve and we employ a variety of methods to communicate safety best practices and gather feedback from members in the patrol area. Officers frequently participate in meetings with neighborhood and community organizations, in addition to groups affiliated with the University. Members of the Community Relations Unit are available to provide safety presentations to any group, department, or organization interested in learning more about safety in and around the greater Hyde Park area. To request a safety presentation for your group or department, call 773.702.6008 or email ucpd-cru@uchicago.edu.

In 2014, the UCPD started the Hyde Park Business Operators group as a way to help business owners stay up-to-date on safety-related information and news in the community. The UCPD communicates regularly with these local business owners by email and in person, providing a forum to discuss any safety concerns they have and learn about ways to provide a safe environment in their businesses for customers and employees. If you are a business owner and would like to join the Hyde Park Business Operator’s Group, contact the Community Relations Unit at 773.702.6008 or ucpd-cru@uchicago.edu.