Authority of Public Safety and Relationship with Law Enforcement Agencies
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) campus is under the jurisdiction of both the College's Public Safety and the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department (MCSD). MCSD possesses law enforcement jurisdiction over all Milwaukee Regional Medical Center (MRMC) grounds, including MCW property. A Sheriff's Department 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. The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department 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.