Community Relations Unit

The Community Relations Unit (CRU) helps build and strengthen relationships between members of the UChicago community and the UCPD through education, intervention, and policing initiatives. The CRU works to identify and analyze crime hazards in our community and come up with strategies to help minimize them. The unit also provides members of the University community with a variety of services, including safety presentations, community outreach initiatives, and bicycle and laptop registration.

The CRU neighborhood representatives are:

  • Officer Jerone Thadison - Woodlawn
  • Officer Ariana Ramirez - Hyde Park
  • Officer Zachary Ramey - North Kenwood
  • Officer Victor Vazquez - Oakland
  • Officer Jaime Arreola - South Kenwood

To schedule a time to register your bikes or laptops, or to schedule a safety presentation by a member of the CRU for your group, department, or organization, call 773.702.6008 or email