Sexual Assault Reporting

How to Report:

Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence or Stalking

to UW-Platteville police

 

 

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

  • University Police
  • Dean of Students Office
  • Title IX Coordinator in the Human Resources Office

If the crime occurred on UW-Platteville property, University Police has jurisdiction on the campus. If the crime occurred off campus, the victim can notify the appropriate local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction at the location of the crime. University Police 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.  Crime Warnings will 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 may include the clothing you were wearing at the time, a record of threatening text messages and emails, or bodily fluids.  Although it is best not to shower, if you have showered or changed clothes, you can still file a police report, get a medical exam or report the incident to UW-Madison.
  • 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. The Dean of Students Office and Title IX Coordinator are compelled to investigate all reports of sexual violence, and will do so once “on notice” of a hostile environment. UW-Platteville will also keep a record of the report and it may be logged an anonymous crime statistic in various reports that UW-Platteville publishes, including the Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report.
  • If you choose to report to the University Police Department
    1. First, we’re going to make sure you’re safe — and we’ll attend to any medical needs you have.  It’s also important to know that you’re in control of the police investigation, and we will move at whatever pace you’re comfortable with.
    2. Our highly-trained, officers will do an initial interview to better understand what happened. 
    3. We’ll collect evidence from you which includes the clothing you were wearing at the time, bedding (if applicable)
    4. 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. This will assist us in obtaining forensic evidence as well as assuring your medical wellbeing.  Officers will not be present during the exam, but you’re welcome to bring a friend or family member to help make you feel more comfortable.  Our officers will also contact an advocate from Family Advocates to assist you in any way possible through this process.  Once the SANE exam is complete, the evidence will be submitted to the State of Wisconsin Crime Lab for analysis.
    5. Finally, want you to 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.  Once you’re well rested, the responding officer will contact you for a second interview and discuss your options and how you wish to proceed with the case.
  • Contact Information to Law Enforcement around the area
University of Wisconsin-Platteville Police Department
911, (608) 342-1584
134 Brigham Hall 1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818
City of Platteville Police Department
911, (608) 348-2313
165 N. Fourth St.
Platteville, WI 53818

Grant County Sheriff's Office
911, (608) 723-2157
1000 N. Adams St.
Lancaster, WI 53813

  • IF YOU ARE NOT READY TO TELL THE 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.  We have confidential Campus Resources both on and off campus:
      • On Campus
        • University Health Services (2nd floor Royce Hall)               (608) 342-1891
        • University Counseling Services (2nd floor Royce Hall)        (608) 342-1865
      • Off Campus
        • Family Advocates, Platteville, WI,                                    1-(800) 924-2624
        • Riverview Center, Dubuque, IA                                        1-(888) 557-0310

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