The mission of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Police Department is to provide a safe and secure environment in which to learn, live and work - and you can help the UW-Milwaukee Police Department reduce crime by being aware of your surroundings and notifying us if you see something suspicious. Many victims of a crime are chosen because an opportunity presented itself to the suspect. Below are some tips to help keep you safe.
- Call the Police immediately if you see or hear something suspicious.
- Avoid walking alone, especially during hours of darkness. Walk with a friend whenever possible.
- If you are walking and feel threatened, use the S.A.F.E. phone system to contact the Police. The S.A.F.E. phones are the yellow boxes with the blue light on top.
- Be aware of your surroundings. If someone or something doesn't look right, it probably isn't.
- Keep your possessions safe by keeping them in sight at all times. Do not leave your personal items unattended even for a brief period of time.
- Lock your door. Many individuals are victims of theft because they left their door unlocked. Take the extra few seconds to lock and unlock your doors and help prevent theft.
Students and other members of the University community that witness or become aware of any crime that may impact the safety of students or staff are urged to notify the University Police (at x9911 from a campus phone or 229-9911), the Dean of Students (at x4632), the Director of the University Housing (at x6589), or the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (at x4038). Individuals may also report the crime in person at the University Police Department located at 3410 N. Maryland Avenue. The Dean of Students, Director of University Housing, or Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs shall refer any reports of crimes that may impact the safety of students or staff to the University Police.
In the event that a situation arises, either on or off campus, that, in the judgment of the Chief of University Police, may constitute an ongoing or continuing threat, the Chief will immediately consult with the Vice Chancellor for University Relations, the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administrative Affairs, and the Director of Legal Affairs, or their designees. If upon consultation with these UWM representatives, the Chief concludes that the Clery Act or campus safety requires a campus-wide “timely warning,” University Relations will issue a warning through the university e-mail system to students, faculty, staff, and the campus’ student newspapers. The warning will also be posted on the University Police web site at: http://www4.uwm.edu/police/safetywarnings/timelywarning/.
Timely warnings will only be listed for 60 days after the occurrence. For more crime information please visit the Milwaukee Police Department Compass Site at: http://compass.milwaukee.gov/compass/viewer.htm
Crime reports given to the University community will not disclose the identity of victims or witnesses that wish to remain anonymous.