Public Safety

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Authority of Public Safety and Relationship with Law Enforcement Agencies

The MCW campus is under the jurisdiction of both MCW Public Safety and the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO).  MCSO possesses law enforcement jurisdiction over all MRMC grounds, including MCW property.  A MCSO sub-station is located near the MRMC grounds at 10190 Watertown Plank Road.

Public Safety personnel have the authority to enforce College policy and rules, but are not certified law enforcement officers.  MCSO has full law enforcement authority, including the powers to arrest and detain.

Public Safety collaborates with law enforcement organizations on matters concerning MCW and is the designated lead agency on all internal security and public safety matters.  Reports requiring law enforcement response are promptly forwarded to the appropriate law enforcement agency.   There is no written memorandum of understanding between MCW and MCSO addressing the investigation of criminal incidents or any other matters.  

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