Crime Prevention and Security
University of Wisconsin-Platteville places the safety and well-being of students, employees, and the public at the top of its priorities. The campus continually works to improve safety and emergency planning. Sign up for Pioneer Alert text messages or the Rave Guardian Mobile App. Listed below are the crime prevention strategies UW-Platteville has adopted.
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 UW-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 911 if dialing from anywhere off campus or a cellphone. If dialing from a campus telephone, dial 9-911.
For urgent situations when you feel that immediate notification of UW-Platteville officials is required, call 608.342.1584. This number is answered 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
In non-emergency situations, UW-Platteville uses a Behavior Review and Response Team when concerns are raised about the behavior of students and employees. You may reach the team by submitting a BRRT report found here: Behavior Review and Response Team. Please note this email is not monitored 24 hours a day so for emergencies use 911 and for urgent situations contact the UW-Platteville Police Department at 608.342.1584.
Students, families, and employees should develop a plan for responding to emergency situations. See www.ready.gov for information. 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.
The Behavior Review and Response Team will evaluate concerns regarding students and employees and identifies appropriate intervention steps. Concerns may be raised by team members, by students and employees through the Dean of Students, and UW-Platteville police.
The UW-Platteville Police Department is responsible for responding to violence on campus. City of Platteville and Grant County law enforcement respond in support. UW-Platteville's Police Department are armed and trained as first-responders for a range of events, including acts of violence.
In the event of an emergency, notification to the university community will be provided through a number of communication channels.
- Pioneer alerts, UW-Platteville’s text message system.
- Announcements over each building's public address system.
- Campus wide email alerts.
- UW-Platteville website.
- On Facebook and Twitter.
- For major events of a longer duration, ongoing updates will also be available at the UW-Platteville Update Line, 608.342.7000
Follow-up to an emergency on campus (or in the community) requires communications and support efforts. UW-Platteville will use 608.342.7000 to provide information following an emergency and, depending on the event, may use a call center to provide a single point of contact for family and others contacting the campus. The campus may be closed to the public immediately following an emergency. The website will provide information on contacting the campus and where to go following an emergency, including information for families and others who choose to come to the area.