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. In order to accomplish this mission, we follow the motto, Building Relationships ~ Protecting Community. At the core of our department philosophy is the belief that an informed community, coupled with an accessible and approachable police department, is a safer community. Building a safe environment is a community response.
The UW Milwaukee Police Department is made up of 37 State of Wisconsin certified police officers. The department also has a dispatch center which provides 24-hour dispatching services as well as eight security officers who assist with building and environmental security on campus. Our operations are supplemented by a highly professional administrative staff.
The men and women of our department are customer service driven and we hope you will call on us when needed. We pride ourselves on being a highly effective investigative agency, a department that provides a solid uniform presence in the community, and we always strive to partner with campus and student organizations in order to meet our department mission.
We sincerely look forward to serving you and partnering with you to make your experiences at UW Milwaukee safe and enjoyable.
Chief Joseph LeMire