Emergency Procedures

University of Wisconsin-Platteville places the safety and well-being of students, employees and the public at the top of its priorities. The campus is working to improve safety and emergency planning in the wake of the tragic events at universities and schools around the country.

Prevention of violence is our first priority and our best chance for eliminating or minimizing risks to the safety of students, employees, and guests at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Prevention includes observation, awareness, risk assessment, planning, and reporting.

  • In an emergency requiring immediate response from law enforcement, the Fire Department or emergency medical services, call 9-1-1.
  • For urgent situations when you feel that immediate notification of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville officials is required, contact the University Police at 608.342.1584. This number is answered 24 hours a day, every day of the year.  After normal business hours and on weekends, you will need to select option 2 from the voice prompts.

Students, families, and employees should develop a plan for responding to emergency situations. See www.ready.gov for information on developing a plan. Communications and meeting sites should be identified in advance. Cell phones may not be reliable during an emergency so plan on alternatives including land lines.

Intervention is the second step utilized by UW-Platteville to avert violence. University of Wisconsin-Platteville intervenes proactively when concerns are raised regarding students, employees, and visitors to campus. University Police are empowered to take individuals into custody if they are deemed to pose an immediate threat. Student Affairs is authorized to impose immediate suspensions if students engage in threatening behaviors and can remove students from residence halls. Mandatory evaluations and dismissals may be used.

University Police are responsible for responding to violence on campus. City of Platteville and Grant County law enforcement respond in support of the University Police. University of Wisconsin-Platteville's University Police are armed and trained as first-responders for a range of events, including acts of violence. The campus' emergency plan provides for mobilization of resources during and following incidents on campus.

In the event of an emergency, notification to the university community will be provided through a number of communication channels:

  • PA System – used to make campus-wide announcements
  • Pioneer Alerts – text messages – sign up at https://www.getrave.com/login/uwplatt
  • Email – used to issue alerts to all email users
  • University home webpage
  • University Facebook and Twitter
  • UW-Platteville Police Facebook and Twitter
  • City sirens

For major events of a longer duration, ongoing updates will also be available at the UW-Platteville Update Line -608.342.7000

The links at the listed below provide additional information for responding to and dealing with emergency situation.

Telephone Numbers

Behavior Review and Response Team

Emergency Call Boxes

Emergency Call Box Locations

Medical/Ambulance Fire

Class Cancellation

Assisting People with Disabilities Psychological Emergencies

Violent or Criminal Behavior

Hostile Intruder Suspicious Activity

Severe Weather

Sheltering in Place Sexual Assault Reporting

Bomb Threat

Suspicious Package/Letter  


Police: Contact Information

Contact Information

Officer On Duty
24 Hours A Day

For Emergency Calls, dial 9-1-1.

For non-emergency calls, contact:

University Police Office
134 Brigham Hall
Tel: 608.342.1584
Fax: 608.342.1641
E-mail: police@uwplatt.edu

Office Hours:
Monday–Friday: 7:30–11 a.m., and
Noon–4 p.m., excluding holidays


For after-hours non-emergency calls, contact:

University Police Office
Tel: 608.342.1584

Platteville Police Dispatch
Tel: 608.348.2313

For additional information and other after hours options, visit the University Police Contact Information page.

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