Crime prevention programs play an important role within the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Relying on teamwork approach, the responsibility in the reduction of crime lies with each individual, designated security personnel and the campus community.


The UW-Platteville Police Department offers a Safewalk program for students and staff.  University Police Officers, when available, will meet individuals on campus and walk them to their destination within two blocks of campus

Safety and security presentations

Information regarding safety and security will be provided to those who request a presentation or information. Presentations include alcohol awareness, drunken driving, and sexual assault.

Taking care of yourself

  • If you remain in an academic building after closing time, use the “buddy system” so that you have contact with at least one person. Have a cellphone with you, and pre-program emergency telephone numbers.
  • Use the buddy system to walk at night. Do not use shortcuts, and stay on well-traveled sidewalks.
  • Don’t leave purses, books, backpacks, coats, or other personal property unattended, even for short periods.
  • Keep your door locked when your room is unattended or when you are sleeping.
  • Keep serial numbers of valuable property safely recorded. If possible, all valuables should be photographed with the serial numbers and other identifying information labeled on the photograph. Add your property and serial numbers to a National Property Registry.
  • Check with your homeowner’s insurance about coverage for property kept on campus. If your family homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover property brought to campus, talk to an insurance agent about renter’s insurance.
  • Lock your vehicle, and do not leave property in plain view. Store your property in your room. If you have an interior trunk release, do not store valuables in the trunk.
  • Have several sets of vehicle keys in the event that you accidentally lock the keys in your vehicle. Keep at least one set in your room. Do not lock a spare set of keys in your vehicle.
  • Before entering your parked vehicle, quickly check the seating area to ensure that no one is in or has been in your vehicle.

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