The University of Wisconsin-Platteville maintains a safe and secure environment for learning, working, and personal growth, while aiding a culturally enriched and diverse college population. UW-Platteville has a police officer on duty 24 hours a day, in addition to providing emergency text message notifications, a Safewalk program, and emergency management system.  Below are a few of our safety initiative programs.


The Safewalk program is a free service to all students and employees of the campus who want to be escorted anywhere on campus or within a two-block distance off-campus. The service is available 24/7 at 608.342.1584.

Text notifications

UW-Platteville provides a text messaging notification system known as Pioneer Alerts for students and employees that notifies users of safety messages and weather related issues. Students will automatically be enrolled and can register up to three cellphones. Register for or login into Pioneer Alerts.

Emergency preparedness

Education, training, and testing emergency procedures and crime prevention techniques are UW-Platteville's first priority and the best chance for eliminating or minimizing risks to the safety of students, employees, and guests. Tests on our emergency response plan and alarm systems are conducted throughout the year.

Rave Guardian mobile app

The Rave Guardian application is now available free of charge to students and employees at UW-Platteville. The safety app includes crime tip submission, a safety timer, emergency services phone numbers, a campus directory, and an emergency call button. Rave Guardian is available on both iOS and Android devices.

The first time you load the application, it will require your UW-Platteville username and password.

Security and fire safety report

Each year an annual security and fire safety report is available. The Clery Act requires all higher education institutions to have security and safety policies in place as well as identify staff, faculty and students as Campus Security Authorities who are required to report crimes.