Public Safety Programs and Services

Public Safety offers the following prevention-based programs and services to the MCW community:

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and Emergency Phones

AED units are placed strategically throughout non-clinical MCW facilities to assist trained responders with cardiac emergencies. Public Safety personnel are certified in the use of these units as well as First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). 

Each AED is stored in a publicly accessible cabinet and marked with a sign indicating its purpose. When the AED cabinet is opened or the two-way intercom is activated, a strobe light flashes marking the general location of the emergency. In addition, integrated closed circuit television cameras respond to the alarm input, allowing a Public Safety dispatcher to evaluate the emergency and communicate to responding officers.

Emergency telephones are located in select MCW parking and office areas. Those phones located in the parking lots are attached to a black tower topped with a blue strobe light, and are clearly marked with “Public Safety” and the Medical College of Wisconsin logo. The phone is linked directly to the Public Safety Center to allow for rapid emergency and non-emergency response. In addition, the emergency phones are integrated with nearby surveillance cameras that permit remote visual monitoring of the phone and surrounding parking areas.  

Bicycle and Vehicle Patrol Program

Public Safety is committed to establishing and maintaining a comprehensive Community-Oriented Policing and Problem-Solving model. In support of this effort, the department has implemented community-centered bicycle and vehicle patrol programs. These programs serve to complement an ongoing commitment to increase the uniformed presence throughout campus, mobility in responding to incidents, improved incident response times, and flexibility in providing a broad-spectrum of general services to the MCW community.

Crime Prevention and Security Awareness Programs

Public Safety is committed to delivering community oriented programs and services and offers educational opportunities and training to MCW students and employees.  Some of these programs and services include:

Safety Escort Services

Safety escorts are available 24 hours per day to MCW faculty, staff, students, and visitors.  Upon request, a Public Safety Officer will escort an individual to and from their on campus destination.  Arrangements for escorts can be made by calling 414.955.8295, stopping by the Public Safety Center, or approaching a Public Safety Officer on patrol.


Public Safety personnel present free programs on general crime prevention and security awareness topics on a monthly (and upon request) basis.  Subjects include Workplace Violence, Suspicious Packages, Economic Crimes, Dealing with Disorderly Subjects and Personal Safety. Check Public Safety’s website for a schedule of upcoming classes.


Crime prevention and safety brochures are available at no cost from Public Safety.  There are a wide variety of topics and some examples include: Economic Crimes, Harassing Phone Calls, Personal Safety, and Sexual Assault.

Public Safety is an active participant in MCW’s various employee and student orientation programs providing public safety information to new members of the community. Public Safety offers an average three educational programs per month.  These programs address topics such as personal safety, alcohol and drug abuse awareness and sexual assault prevention.

A common theme of all awareness and crime prevention programs is to encourage students and employees to be aware of their responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others. 

Contact Us

Public Safety Center
Health Research Center, Room H1820
Emergency: (414) 955-8299 | Non-Emergency: (414) 955-8295

Access and Parking Service Center
Health Research Center, Room H1860
(414) 955-8471

Central Administration
Medical Education Building, Room M0740
(414) 955-8424 | Fax: (414) 456-6557

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