UMPD Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The University of Maine Police Department Joins the Maine Criminal Justice Community, as we all
look inward and forward in regards to diversity and inclusion. We thoroughly review our policies and
procedures, and apply best practices in all that we do. We pledge to maintain strict standards for
hiring and training. The University deserves professional police officers who understand and
appreciate the diverse nature of our community. We commit to remaining transparent and
eliminating police cultures that condone any social injustices. We support a system that guarantees
equal justice under the law to every person.

As leaders, we are all accountable for the actions of our police officers. We must continue to build
trust and follow best practices. We recognize that change starts with us. We embrace and honor this
responsibility.

We work every day to protect and serve every person in our great State. We strive to ensure that our
police officers treat every person with respect, dignity, and fairness, without regard to race, religion,
ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability or socio-economic status. We can and
will do this with your support so that Maine never witnesses a tragic and senseless death in any of
our own communities. We will work every day to make UMaine a just and inclusive community.