Safety Resources

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.

Safety/Pedestrian Resources

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 from 6pm-2am during the semester. You can request a B.O.S.S. van by calling 414-229-6503, stopping at the B.O.S.S. office located on the ground floor of the Union, or downloading the app Tapride and signing in with your UWM ID.


The University Police Department is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and has an authorized strength of 35+ full-time sworn police officers. Support personnel include dispatchers, clericals and U-park security officers.

RAVE Guardian APP

RAVE Mobile Technology is the emergency communications platform that UWM uses to send emergency alerts by email, text, social media and website connection. The RAVE Guardian app, which can be downloaded for free from Apple or Android stores allows users to interact with the police department through texting, confidential tips, location sharing, a call directory and a safety/resource content portal.


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.

City of Milwaukee Crime Statistics

Additional Resources

CCAP – Wisconsin Circuit Court System

My Milwaukee Home

Motion Sensors

Cold Weather Reminders

There are a number of regulations that begin in the winter months that pertain to Milwaukee residents and can sometimes go unnoticed. From December 1st through March 1st, various parking regulations take effect throughout the city. Keep in mind that these parking… Read More