University Park Police Department

University Park Police Department University Park, a predominantly residential community of 25,000 residents, is located approximately five miles north of downtown Dallas, Texas.

The City is the home of Southern Methodist University and is also known for its attractive homes, beautiful parks, and numerous churches. The location of University Park in north-central Dallas provides easy access to a broad range of cultural, recreational, shopping, and business activities.

Congratulations to our UPPD employees on their service anniversaries!
12/08/2023

Congratulations to our UPPD employees on their service anniversaries!

Scam alert! Several community members have called UPPD to report receiving spoof calls from someone identifying themselv...
12/04/2023

Scam alert! Several community members have called UPPD to report receiving spoof calls from someone identifying themselves as a University Park police officer. The scammer is a male and advises the subject that they did not show up for court as an expert witness, and a warrant is going to be issued for their arrest. They are then told they will need to come to 3800 University Blvd for a handwriting analysis to compare with the signature on the subpoena. In the meantime, they keep the person on the phone and have them buy prepaid gift cards, then they verify the number on the card. When they get the number, they can take the money on the card.

UPPD will not request payments over the phone or via gift cards.

Central to retaining our accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, the University...
12/01/2023

Central to retaining our accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, the University Park Police Department must survey residents for suggestions on community needs, and for input on how the Department can better serve the public.

If you are a University Park resident, please take a few minutes to answer this 11 question survey. The survey will close on December 19. Thank you for your participation and input!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KD6VCKS

The CALEA Accreditation Manager for UPPD, Amanda Walker was on the Food Network show called “The Big Bake” last night. W...
11/14/2023

The CALEA Accreditation Manager for UPPD, Amanda Walker was on the Food Network show called “The Big Bake” last night. We have great news to report; her team won the competition! Congratulations!

🎂🎥🤩 FOOD NETWORK CHAMPIONS!!!!🤩🎥🎂

That’s right folks!! Team Mistletotes WENT AND TOOK IT on The Big Bake!!!! I want to thank Danny (Danny’s Cakes and Sweets) and Alexa (Alexa's Pastries) for being the amazing and talented women that they are, for being such great friends and cake artists, and for being willing to do this with me!!! We could not have done this without each other, our unique God-given talents, and our individual skills which I think we showcased tonight!! God brought us all together and we truly made THE DREAM TEAM!!!

I want to thank my wonderful and loyal clients, friends, and family who have been with me throughout my journey as a cake artist by showing me your love, encouragement, and support!! Y’all truly are the BEST and I could not be more blessed to have each and every one of you in my life!

And lastly, I want to thank my husband and my children….there are truly no words to thank them or to say how much I love and appreciate them!! My children often sit in the kitchen with me while I work on cakes at night and they are always supportive and offer positive feedback. And my AMAZING husband 🥹… he truly is the backbone of my business!! He is the woodworker and genius behind the scenes making my cake structures. He rarely gets credit for being such a pivotal piece of the cake building process and he is always there to help especially when it’s 3am and I’ve encountered an issue! Without him, his love, and support I would not be where I am!!! ❤️😭🎂

The second class of the University Park Police Department’s Citizens’ Police Academy is forming now! This community-base...
11/09/2023

The second class of the University Park Police Department’s Citizens’ Police Academy is forming now! This community-based, educational program is designed to provide University Park residents with a working knowledge of the department, its personnel, and its policies.

For more information about the program, or to apply, click here - https://www.uptexas.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=67

The CALEA Accreditation Manager for UPPD, Amanda Walker, was approached last year about participating in a show on Food ...
11/08/2023

The CALEA Accreditation Manager for UPPD, Amanda Walker, was approached last year about participating in a show on Food Network called “The Big Bake” to showcase her baking skills. She agreed, and her episode is airing on the Food Network on Monday, November 13 at 10 p.m. Central. We are so proud of Amanda and can't wait to watch her compete on the show!

Congratulations to Lieutenant Allison Smith and Sergeant Jonah Leiseth on their recent promotions. They were recognized ...
11/08/2023

Congratulations to Lieutenant Allison Smith and Sergeant Jonah Leiseth on their recent promotions. They were recognized at last night's City Council meeting for their accomplishments. Great job!

Holiday online purchasing is a convenient way to shop. The convenience has increased opportunities for package thefts. P...
11/07/2023

Holiday online purchasing is a convenient way to shop. The convenience has increased opportunities for package thefts.

Please keep the following preventative steps in mind:

Use tracking numbers provided by the delivery service to monitor the delivery status. Know when packages will arrive to help plan when to be home or notify a neighbor to help.

Consider picking up at a delivery center. Many delivery services offer local pick-up points, such as nearby stores or dedicated facilities.

Leave specific instructions for packages to be placed out of sight such as behind a plant.

When out of town, place a hold on deliveries.

Please report any suspicious activity. The non-emergency number for 9-1-1 Dispatch is 214-363-3000. If a crime is occurring, or you need immediate police assistance, call 9-1-1.

Happy Halloween! Here are some trick-or-treating safety tips to remember tonight. Stay safe and have a happy Halloween!
10/31/2023

Happy Halloween! Here are some trick-or-treating safety tips to remember tonight. Stay safe and have a happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, UP! UPFD firefighters will be passing out candy at the fire station until they run out, so stop by in your costumes! Here are some safety tips for UP trick or treaters to remember before heading out tonight. 🎃

👻 Younger trick-or-treaters should be supervised by an adult.
👻 Older children should trick-or-treat in large groups if they are not accompanied by an adult.
👻 Only visit houses that are well-lit and that are obviously welcoming Halloween guests.
👻 Trick-or-treaters should carry flashlights and use reflective tape on their costumes so that motorists can see them.
👻 Trick-or-treaters should stay on sidewalks and obey pedestrian rules.
👻 Parents, tell your children to not eat any trick-or-treat candy until it is inspected by an adult.
👻 Remove obstacles from your front porch and yards so that visitors don’t stumble or trip.
👻 Use artificial candles to avoid fire hazards.

And, don’t forget a sweater! Stay safe and have a happy Halloween!

Graduation from The Institute of Law Enforcement AdministrationSergeant Allison Smith successfully completed the 142nd S...
10/30/2023

Graduation from The Institute of Law Enforcement Administration

Sergeant Allison Smith successfully completed the 142nd School of Police Supervision class at The Institute of Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA) in Plano. The course is designed for first-line supervisors and emphasizes the importance of supervision as a major management function in law enforcement. The four-week class focuses on the transition from street policing to management. Sergeant Smith is pictured with Assistant Chief Nelson Walter and Police Chief Bill Mathes. Congratulations Sergeant Smith!

10/28/2023

REMINDER! DRUG TAKE BACK IS TODAY

The National Take-Back Initiative provides an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutical controlled and uncontrolled substances and other over the counter medications for destruction. These drugs are a potential source of supply for illegal use and pose an unacceptable risk to public health and safety.

Prescription Drug Take Back Day:
Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 10 am to 2 pm

Needles, syringes and inhalers are NOT accepted.

Syringes/Needles
Place syringes/needles in a "Sharps" or rigid plastic container with a screw on lid (like laundry detergent).
Mark outside container with "needles or sharps"
Tape or secure lid if possible
Place in trash cart for weekly collections and disposal.

3800 University Blvd. Fire Bay side of City Hall.

Parked Facing TrafficWe would like to remind citizens about the violation, parked facing traffic. A driver who stops or ...
10/11/2023

Parked Facing Traffic

We would like to remind citizens about the violation, parked facing traffic. A driver who stops or parks on a two-way roadway shall do so with the right-hand wheels of the vehicle parallel to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway. Park with the flow of traffic. It is a traffic hazard if parked in the opposite direction and a driver pulls out into oncoming traffic.

10/04/2023

FEMA EAS/WEA Test

Today, at 1:20 p.m., FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a national test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA). The national test will consist of two portions, testing WEA and EAS capabilities. If your mobile phone is on and within range of an active cell tower from a participating wireless provider, you should receive the national test. Wireless providers will transmit the national test for 30 minutes, but your phone should only receive it once. For more information visit, IPAWS National Test 2023 | FEMA.gov.

Thank you to Doug Owen and Stone Andrews for assisting Officer Tomasa Williams rescue of a kitten.
09/27/2023

Thank you to Doug Owen and Stone Andrews for assisting Officer Tomasa Williams rescue of a kitten.

Prayers for the family of Darrin McMichael and the men and women of the Arlington Police Department.
09/23/2023

Prayers for the family of Darrin McMichael and the men and women of the Arlington Police Department.

Please join us in honoring the life and service of Officer Darrin McMichael #1805.

A visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, September 26, 2023 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at Wade Funeral Home in Arlington.

Officer McMichael's funeral service will take place Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 10:00am at Crossroads Christian Church in Grand Prairie.

Both events are open to community members.

09/16/2023

Fatality Accident on Northwest Parkway

On September 16, about 3 o’clock in the morning, UPPD officers were dispatched to a one vehicle accident in the 3600 block of Northwest Parkway. When UPPD officers arrived on scene, DPD officers and a Dallas Fire Rescue crew were already providing emergency care to the driver, who was the only occupant of the vehicle.

The vehicle, an 2018 Audi Q5, struck a tree in the median area between Northwest Highway and Northwest Parkway. Although the vehicle was apparently driving at a fairly high rate of speed at the time of the accident, there were no skid marks.

Dallas Fire Rescue transported the driver to Presbyterian Hospital. The 34-year-old white female was pronounced dead a short time later. The woman’s name is being withheld, because family members have not been notified. Investigation of the accident continues.

Thefts at Gas PumpsRecently there have been incidents regarding thefts at gas stations. Most of the time thieves catch t...
09/08/2023

Thefts at Gas Pumps

Recently there have been incidents regarding thefts at gas stations. Most of the time thieves catch their victims off guard when they are pumping gas. Gas station customers leave their car doors unlocked and items like purses and wallets are often left in plain view. A thief is able to drive up next to the victim’s car, open an unlocked door and grab any valuables within reach. Then the thief quickly drives off. It happens in a matter of seconds.

Tips to prevent citizens from becoming victims of theft at area gas stations.

Always remove your keys and lock the doors while you are pumping gas.

Keep valuables out of plain view in your vehicle and lock the doors even if you are going inside for a moment.

Pay attention to your surroundings.

Call 911 if you see anything suspicious.

Welcome to UPPD, Officer Clint Akin!
09/06/2023

Welcome to UPPD, Officer Clint Akin!

09/06/2023

Update on August 26 CVS Pharmacy Aggravated Robbery -

Three suspects have been identified in this offense and warrants have been issued for all. Two of the three were already in custody on other charges, so a UPPD warrant has been executed on them. Although the third suspect is still at large, that individual is expected to be apprehended soon.

McGruff was hanging out with Officer Holley at Boone Elementary Walk or Bike to School Day.
09/01/2023

McGruff was hanging out with Officer Holley at Boone Elementary Walk or Bike to School Day.

08/26/2023

UPPD - Aggravated Robbery at CVS Pharmacy on Mockingbird

About 2:45 a.m. Saturday, August 26, two male suspects entered the CVS Pharmacy in the 3000 block of Mockingbird. One of the suspects was armed with a handgun. The suspects told the store employee to lay on the floor as they took money from a store register. Moments later both suspects left the store and drove away from the location, going east on Mockingbird.

There is little to report on the description of the suspects. Both had their faces covered. One of the suspects was wearing a blue or black jacket or shirt. The other suspect was wearing a grey hoodie. The vehicle involved was described only as a grey or silver sedan. The store employee was not injured.

If you have any information about this incident, please call UPPD 911 Dispatch using the non-emergency number – 214-363-3000.

Tonight is MADD Texas Saturation Saturday. Our department is joining police agencies across North Texas to look for impa...
08/26/2023

Tonight is MADD Texas Saturation Saturday. Our department is joining police agencies across North Texas to look for impaired drivers. We will have additional officers working tonight. Plan a safe ride home if you drink tonight. There are no excuses for driving impaired with all the ride share options. Plan ahead! MADD Texas

MADD - Saturation SaturdayOn Saturday, August 26, 2023, MADD will launch its nationwide "Saturation Saturday," an opport...
08/25/2023

MADD - Saturation Saturday

On Saturday, August 26, 2023, MADD will launch its nationwide "Saturation Saturday," an opportunity to support law enforcement departments across the region coming together to focus on DWI enforcement. The idea is to “saturate” communities with facts, tips, law enforcement patrols and sobriety checkpoints to stop impaired driving. Saturation Saturday occurs the Saturday before Labor Day weekend, a time when drunk driving crashes typically rise. Our department will support the event to build awareness in apprehending impaired drivers.

Happy last day of summer, HPISD! Our School Resource Officers can't wait to see you tomorrow!
08/14/2023

Happy last day of summer, HPISD! Our School Resource Officers can't wait to see you tomorrow!

Happy last day of summer, HPISD! Our School Resource Officers are signing off from summer vibes with a splash! 💦🌞 From campus hallways to poolside, we're always here to ensure a safe and secure environment for our students. We’re ready to dive into a new school year!

School is almost back in session! Active school zone reminders are below.
08/10/2023

School is almost back in session! Active school zone reminders are below.

It's almost time for school! ✏️📚🎒 HPISD begins classes on Tuesday, August 15, and the school zone on Preston near Christ the King Catholic School will be active beginning tomorrow, August 10.

Reminder that the speed limit in active school zones is 20 mph and cell phone use is prohibited. Active school zone times are 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. and 2:45 to 4:15 p.m.

Help keep our community safe and slow down to protect our little learners!

Captain Colan WarnackThe family of Captain Colan Ray Warnack presented UPPD with his uniform and a shadow box containing...
08/08/2023

Captain Colan Warnack

The family of Captain Colan Ray Warnack presented UPPD with his uniform and a shadow box containing memorabilia from his thirty-two years of service. When Mr. Warnack was twenty-five he needed a job during the depression and heard University Park Police Department was looking for a motorcycle officer. Not knowing how to ride a motorcycle he quickly learned and started work on December 17, 1930. This began his career as a dedicated municipal employee where he advanced through the ranks to Captain. Warnack passed away November 3, 1963 while still employed with the department. We appreciate the Warnack family for entrusting us with their family’s legacy. Thank you for the special memorabilia from University Park PD history. Pictured with Assistant Chief Walter and patrol officers is Captain Warnack’s grandson, Mark Warnack and his wife Mary.

08/07/2023

Electric bicycle operating guidelines are a hot topic in communities all over North Texas, and with the popularity of e-bikes increasing, we asked our Youth Advisory Commission to conduct some research and develop recommendations to address various safety issues. 🚲

After receiving recommendations from the Youth Advisory Commission and the Public Safety Advisory Committee, City Council approved an ordinance earlier this month:

-E-bike operators and riders under the age of 16 must wear a helmet
-No bicycles or e-bikes may be operated on sidewalks in commercial districts, and no e-bikes may be operated on any sidewalks in the City
-E-bikes must be operated at a speed reasonable to surrounding conditions

There will be increased public safety activity at the Bradfield Elementary campus on Monday, July 24 and Tuesday, July 2...
07/21/2023

There will be increased public safety activity at the Bradfield Elementary campus on Monday, July 24 and Tuesday, July 25 due to an Active Shooter Training Exercise. More details below.

There will be increased public safety activity at the Bradfield Elementary campus on Monday, July 24 and Tuesday, July 25 due to an Active Shooter Training Exercise. Units will be on scene starting around 7:30 a.m., and the exercise will take place from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on both days. There will be signs posted around the campus. This is a joint exercise among UP, HP, HPISD and SMU Public Safety.

Big congratulations to Crime Prevention Officer Lita Snellgrove on her recent Presidential Award from the Texas Crime Pr...
07/20/2023

Big congratulations to Crime Prevention Officer Lita Snellgrove on her recent Presidential Award from the Texas Crime Prevention Association! We are so proud of you!

UPPD is proud to announce that Crime Prevention Officer Lita Snellgrove has received the Presidential Award from the Texas Crime Prevention Association. The award salutes her outstanding dedication and encouragement of citizen involvement and participation to preserve safe environments and communities throughout Texas. The Association has also granted Lita lifetime membership. In addition to citizen members, the Association is composed of security professionals, loss prevention experts, and law enforcement officers who use education-based crime prevention programs to strengthen neighborhoods across our state. We applaud Officer Snellgrove on her well-deserved recognition!

The school year is just around the corner! Officer Cutshall is getting prepared and representing UPPD at her D.A.R.E. Of...
07/19/2023

The school year is just around the corner! Officer Cutshall is getting prepared and representing UPPD at her D.A.R.E. Officer Training in Norman, Oklahoma. Her team won the first round of Daren the lion during a recent competition. Kudos on a job well done!

Here are a couple more pictures of the team working this July 4th. We had a great parade and turnout in Goar Park.
07/04/2023

Here are a couple more pictures of the team working this July 4th. We had a great parade and turnout in Goar Park.

07/04/2023
If you can’t make it to the Park Cities 4th of July Parade today, you can watch it live on YouTube!
07/04/2023

If you can’t make it to the Park Cities 4th of July Parade today, you can watch it live on YouTube!

Join the Rotary Club of Park Cities as we celebrate our 20th year of presenting the Park Cities 4th of July Parade. Our Grand Marshal this year is Jan Langbe...

Community members recently received a spoof call from someone identifying themselves as a University Park police officer...
06/30/2023

Community members recently received a spoof call from someone identifying themselves as a University Park police officer. The scammer is telling the person they have a warrant because they missed a court date and are demanding payment to avoid being arrested. University Park PD will not request payments over the phone or via gift cards. The only way our court accepts payments is in person at our court or via a secure website.

Welcome to Assistant Chief Walter, and congratulations to Sergeants Trussell and Roberts!
06/09/2023

Welcome to Assistant Chief Walter, and congratulations to Sergeants Trussell and Roberts!

Street resurfacing in University Park begins tomorrow. See below for more details.
05/30/2023

Street resurfacing in University Park begins tomorrow. See below for more details.

Street milling and repaving is scheduled to begin tomorrow, May 31! Similar to efforts during the past several summers, crews will start resurfacing streets in several locations throughout the community. This work is scheduled to continue through mid-August.

This week, these streets will be resurfaced on the dates listed -

Daniel from Willard to Cleburne - 5/31
Fondren from Boedeker to Dublin - 6/1
Dublin from McFarlin to University - 6/2
Milton from Cleburne to Dublin - 6/2
Dublin from Rosedale to Lovers - 6/2

For more information and a list of project locations through mid-June - https://www.uptexas.org/repaving

05/19/2023

Heavy police activity at Westchester and Luther Lane in Dallas - Preston Center West. Please avoid the area. Incident occurring about 3:30 this afternoon involving a suspect allegedly breaking into vehicles. Suspect shot a security guard and fled in a gold older-model Toyota Camry. Incident investigation involves DPD. The area west of Preston Road is outside University Park boundaries.

We love serving this community!
05/16/2023

We love serving this community!

It’s National Police Week! We cannot thank the UP Police Department enough for all they do to keep this community safe each and every day. 💙👮‍♀️👮‍♂️🚔

05/05/2023

Stop by the Public Safety Open House next Friday, May 12 at 6 p.m. before the Movie in the Park. We have some fun things planned!

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3800 University Boulevard
University Park, TX
75205

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