Legal and Safety


University Legal Clinic

Union 357
The paralegals and attorney of the ULC can assist UWM students with various legal issues such as landlord/tenant, underage drinking, traffic citations/accidents, contracts, noise violations, personal injury, and uncontested divorce


University Police
(non-emergency) 414-229-4627
(emergency) 414-229-9911
Sandburg Hall West Tower
The UWM police department is located at the base of West Tower in the Sandburg Residence Halls. The UWM campus is patrolled 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by 39 officers empowered to enforce all Wisconsin statutes in Milwaukee County. UWM Police patrol the campus area on foot, bicycle and car. The police department offers services including self-defense training, engravers to mark property, campus lost and found, as well as a host of other services to meet the campus needs.

In addition to providing walking escorts throughout the main UW-Milwaukee campus area SAFE walkers keep an eye out for suspicious activity and are able to assist with safety related questions.

All SAFE walkers undergo training with UWM Police and are able to assist in a variety of situations. Each team carries a two-way radio and is in direct contact with UWM Police.

Be On the Safe Side (B.O.S.S.)

Union 322
Be On the Safe Side (B.O.S.S.) is a FREE van escort service to students around the UWM community, and has served almost 1.25 million students since its inception in 2000. They operate as many as 10 vans, 7 days a week between the hours of 6pm-2am, Sunday-Wednesday and 6pm-4am, Thursday – Saturday while school is in session. BOSS shuttles students within a 2 mile radius of campus during operating hours.