Unfortunately, the 9/22 Coffee with a Cop event has been postponed. Please check back on our News page or Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for the next Coffee with a Cop event. Sorry for the inconvenience, and we’ll see you
Hi, I’m Officer Decker. This is my third year with the UW-Milwaukee Police Department.
I decided to become a Police Officer because I’ve always had a knack for talking to people and solving problems. Early on in my career I became interested in specializing in Crisis Intervention as I am compassionate about mental health and empathic with individuals living with mental illness.
My goal as a C.I.T. Officer is to de-escalate mental health crises safely and effectively and to bring awareness to and reduce the stigma of mental illness.
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
If you are on campus and are experiencing a mental health crisis of are involved with a mental health crisis and need help, on campus and off campus resource and resource links available are listed below.
What do I do if someone I know is suicidal or I am feeling suicidal?
For immediate assistance with a mental health crisis on campus, call the UW-Milwaukee police department (open and staffed 24 hours daily) and request a CIT trained Officer to respond.
What are some UWM Campus Resources?
- UWM Student Health and Wellness Center Counseling Services – firstname.lastname@example.org, (414) 229-7429
- UWM Counseling Services – Let’s Talk
- Columbia-St. Mary’s Emergency Services (24/7) 1.3 miles from UWM – (414) 291-1200
- Mental Health Emergency Center (24/7) – (414) 966-3030
- Milwaukee County Crisis Line (24/7) – (414) 257-7222
- Crisis Text Line (24/7) – Text HELLO to 741-741
- Veterans Crisis Line (24/7) – 1-800-273-TALK, Press 1
- Trevor Lifeline for LGBTQ (24/7) – 1-866-488-7386
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7) – Just dial 988
What is the new number to call?
As of this summer, 988 has been designated as the new tree-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Don’t be afraid to talk to someone. Just talking and having someone to listen can make a world of difference, providing stress and mental clarity. It’s okay to not be “okay.” It’s okay to have a bad day. Let’s talk about it.
National Fentanyl Prevention and Awareness Day™ is established in remembrance of those lost to illicit fentanyl poisoning and to acknowledge the devastation this drug has brought to hundreds of thousands of affected family members and friends. This is a day
UWM-Police and the African Diaspora Council are partnering again for the 6th Annual School Supply Drive. Students from LaFollette Elementary School will be receiving the supplies. Collection Dates: 8/27/22 9/10/22 9/16/22 Collection Time: 12pm – 3pm Drop Off Location: Chapman
Hi, I’m Officer Wiste. I’ve been with the department for almost 3 years. I became a police officer because every day is different, and you have the chance to make a difference in people’s lives. August is National Traffic Awareness
Hi, I’m Donald Brown, I’ve been with the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Police Department for 12 years working as a Community Policing Officer and now as a Police Sergeant. At UWM PD, I enjoy working along with our Community Policing
Did you know we have our own LGBTQ+ Liaison Team? Hi, I’m Officer Parsons. I’ve been with the department for 16 years. I am a part of the team because I want to foster relationships with the LGBTQIA community and
Did you know we have our own LGBTIQ+ Liaison Team? Hi, I’m Sergeant Hellenbrand. I’ve been with department for over five years. I am a part of the team because I believe in treating all people with fairness, respect, and
Did you know we have our own LGBTIQ+ Liaison Team? Hi, I’m Officer Socolick, I’ve been with the department for 6 years. I am part of the team because I care about and would like to be part of equality