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|
(forcible and nonforcible)
|Motor Vehicle Theft||3||0||2||1||0||0||1||1||0|
|Alcohol Law violations||51||35||46||60||98||67||57||72||119|
|Drug Law Violations||3||1||5||4||9||13||21||20||36|
|Liquor Law Violations||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).