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Crime Statistics and Rates

UW-Platteville crime statistics are reported according to the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) procedure. In addition, University Police have record keeping systems and reporting procedures from which they compile an annual report.

Criminal Offenses Reported 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Homicides 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sex Offenses
   (forcible and nonforcible)
4 0 0 6 5 1 6 4 2
Robbery 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault 1 1 1 4 2 2 2 1 5
Burglary 11 5 11 5 30 7 12 9 6
Motor Vehicle Theft 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0
Arson 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
Larceny/Theft 96 85 79 88 82 70 87 60 84
Hate Crime 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 19
Arrests Reported 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Alcohol Law violations 51 35 46 60 98 67 57 72 119
Drug Law Violations 3 1 5 4 9 13 21 20 36
Weapons Possessions 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0
Warnings 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Liquor Law Violations 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drug Violations 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 7
Weapons Possessions 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Case reports resulting from the above violations are automatically referred to the Student Affairs and/or Housing Offices.

Grant County Victim/Witness Assistance Program

The Grant County Victim/Witness Assistance Program is a source of information and support for victims and witnesses of crime. The program is sensitive to many and varied needs of victims and their families. The Victim/Witness Coordinator acts as a mediator and advocate for the victims in the justice system.

Rights of Victims and Witnesses of a Crime

You have the right:

Services Offered to Victims and Witnesses

Crime Victim Compensation Program.

Parking and Traffic Regulations

UW-Platteville traffic and parking regulations brochures are available from the University Police Office, first floor, Royce Hall or www.uwplatt.edu/police. If you have any questions or concerns relating to any aspect of parking/traffic, please call the University Police Office, 342-1584.

Related Regulations

  1. The vehicle owner is held responsible for any violation involving his or her vehicle. Citations are processed through the University Police Department. Late payment penalty will be assessed for citations not cleared within ten days.
  2. The university assumes no responsibility or liability for loss from theft or damage to vehicles parked on campus, and reserves the right to close parking facilities, to open such facilities to general use, and to issue special regulations to aid in snow removal.

The University requires a parking permit be displayed while parking in any university parking lot during posted hours, except for meters. Signs are posted at the entrance of each parking lot indicating the type of permit required and hours of enforcement. The appropriate permit must be displayed, or the vehicle will be ticketed, whether or not the driver has a permit in his/her possession. Anyone may use the parking meters, however displaying a parking permit does not exempt the driver from paying the meter during hours of enforcement.

Residence hall students may apply for one moveable parking permit and one motorcycle permit allowing them to park in residence hall parking lots twenty four hours a day while school is in session during the Fall and Spring semesters. Students residing off-campus may apply for one moveable parking permit and one motorcycle permit allowing them to park in designated commuter lots during posted hours. There is a replacement fee for any reason that a replacement permit is needed. A student may exchange one type of permit for another at no cost, if his/her address change is confirmed through Housing or the Registrar's Office. Parking permits are not transferable from one person to another.

Security

University Police Department

The mission of the University Police Department is to provide for the safety and security of all persons who come in contact with the University, its facilities and services. The University Police perform criminal and accident investigations, traffic and parking enforcement, first responders for ambulance calls, along with a number of other service and security duties. There is at least one police officer on duty 24 hours a day, every day, including holidays and school breaks.

The University Police Department consists of a Director and six full-time police officers who are certified police officers by the Department of Justice, Training & Standards Bureau; a full-time program assistant, with two part-time parking employees.

The University Police Office is located on the first floor, east wing of Brigham Hall. Normal office hours are Monday - Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. The on duty officer may be contacted any time by calling 342-1584 or 348-2313. All telephone calls are forwarded to the Platteville Police Department when the office is not staffed. The Platteville Police Department provides dispatch services for the University when the office is not staffed, and for all 911 emergency calls.

Emergency Call Boxes

The emergency call boxes should be used for emergencies requiring immediate police, fire or ambulance services. They are not intended for routine service requests.

The emergency call boxes are radios that operate on the University Police radio frequency. When the call box PUSH FOR HELP button is pressed, all on-duty police officers monitoring the University Police frequency, including the Platteville Police and the Grant County Sheriffs Dept, receive the announcement providing the location of the activated call box alarm. Police response to the alarm does not rely on the caller's ability to provide information on his/her location, or ability to speak.

How to use the Emergency Call Boxes

Press the PUSH FOR HELP button located on the front panel of the emergency call box.

A green indicator light will light up momentarily, signaling that the call has been sent to all on-duty police officers via radio.

In addition there will be a general message informing you that the call has been sent.

An on-duty police officer may speak directly to you through the emergency call box, or if the on-duty police officer is close to the location of the alarm, simply proceed to that location.

If a police officer acknowledges the alarm, and requests additional information through the call box, you must press the PUSH FOR HELP button when speaking. After completing your message you must release the PUSH FOR HELP button. Your message must be short, and you must speak as normal as possible, and does not require shouting or speaking loudly into the call box.

Emergency Call Box Locations

(The call boxes have a blue light which is illuminated at night to help identify their locations.)

Building Safety and Security

Residence Halls:

The side and back exterior doors to each residence hall are locked each evening at 7:00 p.m and the front doors are locked at 11 pm week nights and 8 pm on weekends. They remain locked until 7:00 a.m. each morning when the doors are unlocked by custodial staff (by residence hall staff on weekends and holidays). Residents of the hall, through their elected hall government, may mandate an earlier locking of exterior doors. Each resident, eighteen years of age and above, is issued a special key to open the exterior doors of the building. Residents under eighteen years of age may only have an exterior door key with the written permission of a parent or guardian. A different key set is utilized for each building. Keys to exterior doors are coded by numbers and letters. Keys may not be traced to a building on the basis of the coding, except by trained university employees. Exterior door key cores are changed at the beginning of each semester and upon the loss of a key by any resident of the building. Exteriors of residence halls are a part of the campus area patrolled by University Police and any security concerns are reported and corrected.

Student Rooms:

Each student room within the residence halls is equipped with a door lock that is key operated. Only the resident and the roommate are issued keys to the individual room. The lock must be operated manually from the inside of the room and by key from the exterior. Keys are numerically coded and cannot be traced to a building, except by specifically trained university employees. When a student loses a room key, the lock core can typically be replaced the same day and new keys (different from the lost key) issued to the occupant(s). Each residence hall room has for each occupant, either a dresser with locking drawer or a desk with hardware installed to enable the student to supply a padlock to secure personal property such as a checkbook, cash, jewelry, etc.

Each student room door in the residence halls is equipped with a one-way viewer to determine who is at the door or standing in the hallway. Additionally, each residence hall room has a telephone with its own number. Residents are furnished with directory information about emergency services and 911 service is available in the Platteville community.

Maintenance:

Maintenance personnel are identified in the residence halls by distinctive nametags and in the case of full-time employees, by uniform. Maintenance personnel enter student rooms only upon receipt of an authorized work order or report of an emergency. If a room occupant is not present at the time that maintenance personnel are in the room, a written notice is left in the room informing the occupant(s) of the maintenance work performed.

Master keys to individual student rooms are kept secured by combination of two separate locking doors or drawers. The master keys are issued to maintenance workers of the Student Housing department by sign-out procedure. Log procedures include date, day and time of check-out and check-in of the key. All locksmith services and lock changing services are provided through the locksmith employed by the Physical Plant of UW-Platteville.

Visitation and Overnight Guests:

Visitation within residence halls (times when residents may have visitors of the opposite gender) is governed by a policy distributed to all residents. The vast majority of residential areas are designated as Open Visitation, meaning that residents may have visitors of the opposite gender at any time. No restrictions are placed upon the visitation unless the wing or hall residents should choose, by vote, to implement any additional conditions such as escorts, log sheets, or restricted hours. Students who violate the published visitation policy are subject to disciplinary action by the University. There is one residence hall wing for men and one for women where there is no visitation permitted.

Overnight guests within the residence halls are allowed with roommate consent, proper registration and various restrictions. Failure to follow the policy and guidelines will result in disciplinary action and sanctions including possible loss of overnight guest privileges. Please refer to the Residence Hall Handbook for the complete policy and limitations. Residents are responsible for the actions of their guests at all times.

University Buildings:

Each university building is locked following the completion of the business day's activities and unlocked prior to the beginning of each business day. The schedule for securing buildings varies according to the activities occurring in the building. In addition, buildings are opened prior to the start of special events and subsequently locked at the completion of the event. Responsibility for locking and unlocking buildings is shared (depending on location) by custodial staff and campus police. Every employee (except students) of the university is issued keys to the areas necessary for them to perform their assigned duties.

The physical facilities department maintains the university buildings and grounds with a concern for safety and security. It inspects campus facilities regularly, promptly makes repairs affecting safety and security, and responds immediately to reports of potential safety and security hazards.

Authorization to Enter Buildings After Hours

If a student needs access to a lab or classroom after hours, the student must obtain a building pass from the faculty or staff member responsible for that area. All information on the building pass must be completed, and the student must present his/her Student Identification card along with the building pass to gain access to the area.

The University Police provides building passes to department secretaries and faculty members. At no time will a member of the University Police issue a pass to a student.

When a student needs access after hours, the student should contact the University Police at 342-1584. The student will need to inform the dispatcher that he/she has a building pass, the building and room the student needs access to, and when and where the student will meet the officer. It is not always possible for the officer to meet students due to emergency situations. If the officer is busy at the time of the call, the student will be informed at that time. However, there are times when an emergency occurs between the time of the original call and the designated meeting time. If the officer does not arrive the student should call 342-1584 again to find out if there is a delay.

The Wisconsin Administrative Code UWS 18.06 (7) and (21) will be the policies overriding the issuance of this pass.

"18.06 (7) CLOSING HOURS

"18.06 (21) UNAUTHORIZED PRESENCE.

Should you need any additional information or have any questions feel free to contact the University Police Department.

Safety and Security Programs

University Police to residence hall wings, student organizations and fraternities or sororities regularly through handouts, films, crime alerts, posters or brochures. Some programs that have been presented include Alcohol Awareness, Drunk Driving and Sexual Assault. Programs are available by contacting University Police.

At the beginning of the school year, programs are held within the residence halls to familiarize students with campus security procedures and to increase student awareness of safety and security issues. At initial wing meetings with residents, student resident assistants discuss safety and security procedures and issues with resident students. The Department of Student Housing promptly notifies students and staff of any security incidents in the residence halls community that pose a threat to the safety and security of residents.

During September, each residence hall wing is provided a program addressing the issues of sexual assault in a collegiate environment. These one-hour programs are facilitated by one or more peer educators who have been trained in the presentation of this topic.

Individuals with questions regarding safety and security should contact University Police (first floor Royce Hall, 342-1584).