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Stay Safe at College

For many students, the college campus environment will be the first experience "on their own"—away from parents, familiar environments, and for many even their lifelong friends. Equipped with knowledge and good self-defense strategies, a student can avoid becoming prey to theft and other crimes. A good campus experience means knowing how to stay safe and how to protect possessions, identity, and self.

The Stay Safe at College program from 360° Stay Safe™ delivers all the resources needed to be safe, stay safe, and, if needed, always be prepared for self defense.

If you would like to present this video to a group, or would like an officer present for a discussion after viewing, please contact University Police at 608.342.1584.

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Contents:

Chapter 1 Protect your Possessions and Identity

The most frequent crimes are crimes of opportunity. These common sense steps can be used to guard your personal belongings and, very importantly, your identity.

Chapter 2 Student Assaults

In 90 percent of sexual assault cases, the victim knows the attacker. A heightened sense of awareness and knowing how to be more proactive can prevent a serious attack.

Chapter 3 Controlling Behavior

Know how to recognize the signs of an unhealthy relationship? Have a strategy for getting out of one? Learn how to deal with emotional abuse and other unhealthy behavior.

Chapter 4 Stalking

Learn simple, effective guidelines to help prevent unwanted attention from others looking to do harm, including public embarrassment, predatory stalking and more.

Chapter 5 Everyday Safety

Some dangerous situations are more obvious than others. This section provides easy-to-remember strategies to deal with the everyday situations we often overlook.

Chapter 6 Common-Sense Defense

If the unthinkable happens, would you know how to fight back? If gunshots rang out, would you know what to do? You will after watching these simple, memorable instructions and techniques.

Chapter 7 Safe Travel

Holiday travel, spring break, summer vacations—they can all place a distracted and vulnerable young adult in a risky situation. Learn these smart tips.

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Police: Safe Walk

Safe Walk

Safe Walk escorts are provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  University Resource Officers will provide this service:

  • 8am-5pm: Monday - Friday
  • 10pm Wednesday - 3am Thursday
  • 10pm Thursday - 3am Friday
  • 10pm Friday - 3am Saturday
  • 10pm Saturday - 3am Sunday
  • 10pm Sunday - 3am Monday

When a University Resource Officer is unavailable, University Police Officers will provide the escort, if at all possible.  Persons requesting a Safe Walk escort may have to wait for a period of time, if there is no URO on duty and the on-duty officer is busy.

To request a Safe Walk escort, call the University Police at 608.342.1584.  After normal business hours, call the Platteville Police Department at 608.348.2313 or the University Police Department at 608.342.1584 (select option 2 from voicemail prompts) and tell the dispatcher you are requesting a Safe Walk escort.  University Police Personnel (URO or Officer)  will meet you at your location and walk with you to your destination.  The starting and ending locations of the escort must be on or within 2 blocks of the UW-Platteville campus.

Police: Contact Information

Contact Information

Officer On Duty
24 Hours A Day

For Emergency Calls, dial 9-1-1.

For non-emergency calls, contact:

University Police Office
134 Brigham Hall
Tel: 608.342.1584
Fax: 608.342.1641
E-mail: police@uwplatt.edu

Office Hours:
Monday–Friday: 7:30–11 a.m., and
noon–4 p.m., excluding holidays

AFTER HOURS

For after-hours non-emergency calls, contact:

University Police Office
Tel: 608.342.1584

Platteville Police Dispatch
Tel: 608.348.2313

For additional information and other after hours options, visit the University Police Contact Information page.

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