September Spotlight – Police Officer Jacob Decker

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?

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.

Take away:

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.

6th Annual ADC School Drive

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