Preparing the Report – Gathering Campus Crime Statistics

Public Safety (PS) produces the annual disclosure of campus crime statistics. Information is compiled from the contents of the MCW Daily Crime Log, a thorough review of all incident reports for the calendar year at MCW and information provided by the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office.

Reports made to Campus Security Authorities such as the Senior Associate Dean for Education, the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, the Program Coordinator for Student Support Services, the Dean of the Graduate School, the Office of General Counsel, and the Office of Human Resources are also included. 

Campus Environment

Crime statistics in this report reflect incidents that have occurred on the MCW Campus. The MCW campus includes the buildings and property owned and/or controlled by MCW, as well as facilities used in direct support of, or in relation to, its educational purposes and any public property running through or immediately adjacent to the main campus. MCW’s main campus is located at the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center (MRMC).

Within the MCW-controlled campus are the administrative, academic, and research buildings of MCW, including the Basic Science Building, Children’s Research Institute, Health Research Center, MACC Fund Research Center, Medical Education Building, and the Translational and Biomedical Research Center.

As it relates to MCW’s educational mission, Public Safety’s jurisdiction includes the aforementioned academic, administrative, and research areas.  MCW also owns or controls other non-campus properties in the Milwaukee metropolitan area, which are primarily used for non-educational purposes.

Building Access and Security

During business hours, MCW is open to members of the campus community, guests and visitors. All employees and students are issued an ID/access card which enables them to access the facility after hours. Employees and students are required to openly display their badges at all times while on MCW property.

Academic and administrative building hours vary depending on use.  Access to MCW facilities is dictated by individual business need.  When MCW is officially closed, all exterior doors are secured.  During these times, entry into MCW building is restricted to those individuals possessing the appropriate authorization. Emergencies may necessitate changes or alterations to building schedules. 

After-hours access is granted through designated exterior doors of the Health Research Center, the MACC Fund Research Center, and the Medical Education Building. As a public space, the Todd Wehr Library is open to visitors during library business hours. All library visitors must sign in at the Public Safety Center, H1820, during evening hours and on weekends. See Overview of Public Safety for more information about security provided by Public Safety.

Public Safety Officers regularly patrol MCW owned and/or leased properties, including interior and exterior areas of the campus, 4th and 5th floors of the Froedtert Specialty Clinics (Medical Office Building), core campus parking facilities, and adjacent public areas.  Off-campus response by PS is provided on a case-by-case basis. In all situations, Public Safety collaborates with local authorities to ensure the safety and security of MCW affiliated personnel. 


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