Public Safety Programs
Check out the Crime Prevention programs that can provide citizens with the tools, in the form of knowledge, needed to help prevent crime. Please review programs that may apply to you and, if you should have any questions, do not hesitate to call the Public Safety office at 253.798.3141.
The University Place Crime-Free Multi-Housing Program is a three-part program designed to help residents, owners, and the managers of rental property keep drugs and other illegal activity off of their property.
- Phase One involves a sixteen-hour training seminar presented by the University Place Police and the Pierce County Sheriff's Department.
- Phase Two will certify that the rental property has met the security requirements for resident safety.
- Phase Three is a resident crime prevention meeting for certification.
After certification, management will be given the use of a sign for display on the property and granted use of the program logo in all advertisements.
This program is honest and direct. It is solution-oriented. It is designed to be easy yet very effective in reducing the incidences of crime in rental property.
University Place Crime-Free Multi-Housing Certified Properties
|1918 70th Avenue West
|3215 Bridgeport Way West
|2422 70th Avenue West
|2625 Cascade Place West
|7518 48th Street Court West
|3313 72nd Avenue Court West
|5726 59th Court West
|2326 70th Avenue West
|6100 Lakewood Drive West
|2210 70th Avenue West
|7602 46th Street West
|4510 76th Avenue West
|3504 72nd Avenue West
|2635 Cascade Place West
|5406 57th Street Court West
If you are interested in participating in the program or if you have questions please email Jennifer Hales, Public Safety Manager, or call 253.798.3141 to sign up.
On the first Tuesday in August, neighborhoods throughout University Place are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the "Annual National Night Out" (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and cosponsored locally by University Place Police. Over 31 million people are expected to participate in "America's Night Out Against Crime."
National Night Out is designed to:
- Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
- Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships
- Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
How to Participate
From 5 to 8:30 p.m., residents in neighborhoods throughout University Place and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on their outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors, police, fire and City officials.
Register your neighborhood today by calling the University Place Police Crime Prevention Division at 253.798.3141. University Place Police and Fire Departments will be visiting all University Place communities who register. Don't wait another minute, start planning today!
The University Place Police Department is dedicated to safety and crime prevention. Creating a safe community and preventing crime is a shared responsibility for the citizens of University Place and your University Place Police team. Defining those responsibilities is taking a huge step forward in making University Place a much safer place to live.
How to Participate
How can the Citizens of University Place play a bigger role in crime prevention? By being proactive and getting to know their neighbors, citizens catapult ahead in crime prevention. A high level of communication between neighbors builds relationships and creates a heightened awareness of suspicious activity. Also, taking initiative in your own home to safeguard against burglary thwarts efforts of would be criminals.
Listed below is a short checklist of ways to ensure more security in and around your home.
- Locking pins in windows
- Installing a home alarm system
- Cutting back shrubs, reducing hiding spots around your home
- Adding more lighting to the outside of your home
- Having a house sitter when vacationing
- Doors and windows closed and locked when not in the home
- Installing a solid core front/side door with heavy duty dead bolt
- Buying a family dog (most criminals are deterred by dogs)
- Keeping valuables in a safety deposit box at the bank
- Parking your vehicle in the garage
Crime prevention is a collective effort of every citizen in University Place and the University Place Police Department. University Place will be an even safer place to live with the hard work from its citizens to help safeguard their homes and neighborhoods.
Interested in developing a Block Watch neighborhood? Call the Public Safety office at 253.798.3141. We’ll set up a meeting in your neighborhood where we can visit with neighbors about crime, prevention and how we can work together to achieve neighborhood safety!