The safety and security of UWM students and community members is a top priority at UWM. Because of that we strive to provide you with the most updated information and alerts possible. Below are multiple resources available if you have additional questions.

City of Milwaukee Crime Statistics

 Safety/Pedestrian Resources

S.A.F.E. Walkers:

S.A.F.E. is an escort service designed to keep students safe on the streets around campus at night.  Patrols run Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings in the near-campus area.  They are trained and supervised by the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Police Department and are available for students to utilize by calling 414-229-4627.

S.A.F.E Alert Emergency Notification System

S.A.F.E. Alert allows students, faculty and staff to register to be notified via text message or email in the event of a campus emergency. S.A.F.E. Alert is completely voluntary, and will be used for emergency contact purposes only. Emergency purposes include credible, life-threatening incidents that present imminent danger. At no time will it be used to distribute advertising or other unsolicited content.

Campus Health and Safety

At UWM, we all share a deep sense of community about keeping safe and healthy. From peace-of-mind to personal well-being, we’ll be here for you. At this new Campus Health and Safety page you can find a wide variety of information from health issues that are currently taking place on campus, tips on staying health, lifestyle and welll-being issues for students to current safety issues facing the campus community.

B.O.S.S. (Be On the Safe Side) Van Taxi Service

This van escort service is designed to ensure that students have a safe ride home from campus or campus-area locations during night hours. It runs until 4:00 a.m. during the semester. You can request a B.O.S.S. van by calling 414-229-6503 or by stopping at the B.O.S.S. office located on the ground floor of the Union.


The University Police Department is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and has an authorized strength of 33 full-time sworn police officers. Support personnel include dispatchers, clericals and 22 U-park security officers.


The Milwaukee Police Department homepage has information relating to crime statistics, non-emergency numbers and overnight parking, as well as tips to protect yourself in the city.