In an emergency please call the Police Department at 9911 if on a campus phone or (414) 229-9911 if using cell or off campus phone.

SAFE Student Campus Safety Patrols are available beginning at 6pm daily to provide walking escorts to and from campus. Request SAFE through UWM Police at 229-4627. 

The mission of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Police Department is to provide a safe and secure environment in which to learnlive, and work.

2016 UWM Campus Safety Week

Please join the UWM Police Department and Campus Community Partners in this fall’s Campus Safety Week, September 26th through September 29th. This year’s focus will be Building Relationships and Protecting Community.

Campus Safety Week is an excellent event that helps the department build relationships with citizens to create a safer campus environment. This week is one we look forward to each year. The main event will be held on Monday, September 26th at the UW Milwaukee Student Union from 8am-2pm. You will be able to navigate through the Union Concourse and Spaights Plaza to meet, greet and gain useful safety tips from our many campus partners. Other highlighted events taking place throughout the week include: Active Shooter training, CPR & AED training, AKA Self-Defense training and demonstrations, and Alcohol Awareness events. At the conclusion of the week we will host our outstanding Coffee with a Cop event in collaboration with the UWM Student Association; there is no agenda, just conversations with UW Milwaukee Police Officers and Student Association representatives on topics that interest you.

We look forward to your visit.

Note: A complete schedule of the trainings for this week can be found under the “Safety Training” section of this page or follow the links below.

Campus Safety Trainings

Campus Safety and Awareness are good things for you to be aware of. The UWMPD is offering various forms of training for you to become aware of your safety.

To sign up or inquire about self-defense training click here.

To learn more about other Campus Safety Trainings click here.

To view current Safety Training Events click here.

Campus Safety Alerts

Campus Safety Alerts are important campus crime notifications that may be a serious or continuing threat to students, faculty, and staff. To view the campus safety alerts click here.

Blue Light SAFE Phones

Do you need to contact the Police Department, but you do not have a phone available to you?
Contacting us is as simple as pressing the button of any of the several “Blue Light” Emergency SAFE phones located all over campus.

Emergency Notification System (S.A.F.E Alert)

This is a text alert service that will be used if or when there is a credible threat to campus.
Students, faculty, and staff are automatically opted into the S.A.F.E alert system. Anyone else can now send SAFEALERT from their mobile phone to 79516 to receive S.A.F.E alert messages via text.

To learn more about SAFE alerts and signing up click here.