How to report sexual assault
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Police Department encourages you to report any incident of sexual assault, domestic violence dating violence and stalking as soon as possible.
You may report to the UW-Platteville Police Department, Dean of Students Office or Title IX coordinator.
If the crime occurred on UW-Platteville property, UW-Platteville police officers have jurisdiction. If the crime occurred off campus, the victim can notify the appropriate local law enforcement agency. UW-Platteville will assist the victim in identifying the correct law enforcement agency and will assist the victim in reporting it to that agency.
Information on reporting
- Depending on the nature of the report, a crime warning may be issued to the campus community. They never include the victim’s name or victim-identifying information.
- If you choose to report, please note the following: The preservation of evidence may strengthen investigations, which may result in a better chance of holding the accused responsible for or obtaining a restraining order. Evidence might include the clothing you were wearing at the time, a record of threatening text messages and emails, or bodily fluids.
- If you choose to report to the Dean of Students Office or to the Title IX Coordinator, UW-Platteville will investigate for a hostile environment and, to the extent possible, pursue disciplinary action against the accused.
Find more information, additional resources, and reporting options on UW-Platteville sexual misconduct.
If you choose to report to the UW-Platteville Police Department
- First, we’re going to make sure you’re safe and attend to any medical needs you have. It’s important to know that you’re in control of the police investigation, and we will move at whatever pace you’re comfortable with.
- Our highly-trained officers will do an initial interview to better understand what happened.
- We’ll collect evidence from you which might include the clothing you were wearing at the time, bedding.
- With your permission, we’ll take you to Southwest Health Center Hospital for a private SANE exam (Sexual Assault Nurse Exam) with a medical professional.
- Rest. You’ve been through a traumatic event in your life, and it’s important to take care of yourself. If necessary, we can help you find a safe, alternative place to stay.
Contact Information to area law enforcement
University of Wisconsin-Platteville Police Department
City of Platteville Police Department
Grant County Sheriff's Office
If you’re ready to tell police
While we hope you'll turn to us for help, we understand that you might not be ready yet. We encourage you to a least tell someone. Confidential resources both on and off campus.
- UW-Platteville Health Services, second floor Royce Hall, 608.342.1891
- UW-Platteville Counseling Services, second floor Royce Hall, 608.342.1865
- Family Advocates, Platteville, 1.800.924.2624
- Riverview Center, Dubuque, 1.888.557.0310
- Southwest Health Center, Platteville, 608.348.2331