Ambassador Program

Patrolling and Protecting Seattle’s University District

The U District Partnership (UDP) launched an Ambassador Team in July of 2017. Patrolling the U District Business Improvement Area (UDBIA) seven-days-per-week, this dedicated team helps keep our neighborhood safe, welcoming, and livable.

The UDP Ambassadors are available to help business owners and employees in the UDBIA with security issues such as shoplifting or other safety concerns. The Ambassadors work Thursday through Sunday in the Business Improvement Area.

Need Ambassador support? Call (206) 422-2918

Regular Ambassador Schedule

  • Monday – Friday 7:30am-11:00pm
  • Saturday – Sunday 2:00pm-10:00pm

Our Ambassadors are dedicated to assisting everyone who lives, works, and visits the U District. They provide the following services:

  • Eyes on the Street – Patrolling the neighborhood to provide additional public presence and deter negative behavior.
  • Wayfinding Help – Assisting visitors with helpful directions and recommendations to local businesses, transportation options, and other services.
  • Service Referrals – Supporting our neighbors in need by sharing with them information about social services and connecting them local providers, such as the REACH Program.
  • Reporting Cleaning Needs – Reporting graffiti, illegal dumping, or other cleaning needs in the public realm to our Beautification Team or through the City of Seattle’s Find It, Fix It app.

Email the UDP’s Clean and Safe Program Manager, Marcus Johnson, at with any questions or comments about our Ambassador Team.