Our Approach

The University District Patrol is a not-for-profit community organization dedicated to ensuring the safety and security of the historic University District neighborhood, in Detroit, Michigan.


The mission of the University District patrol is to ensure the safety and security of the historic University District neighborhood.

Through the financial support of residents, the UD Patrol contracts with a professional security service to provide ongoing patrols of the neighborhood. In addition, the following services are available to paid members during patrol hours:

  • A dedicated security number to communicate directly with patrol officers
  • Escort service for late night arrivals
  • House checks by a patrol officer if you hear a noise or see something suspicious
  • Vacation checks of your house when you are away
  • Response to an alarm

All residents of the University District are encouraged to become members of the UD Patrol, as the whole neighborhood benefits from the organization.  The UD Patrol does coordinate with the neighborhood’s other community organizations including the UDCA and UD Radio Patrol.

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