Protective Services

Protective Services is the most visible segment of our three operational units. We maintain a staff of skilled and highly trained personnel committed to delivering a standard of excellence in professionalism and public safety service in support of our department mission.

We are responsible for providing a variety of proactive services in pursuit of fostering and maintaining a safe and secure environment that supports the education, research and business practices of the College. Our services are vast. We monitor our physical, technical and life safety security applications, support emergency planning operations, utilize foot, vehicle and bicycle patrol practices to heighten our presence and response capabilities, respond to a variety of calls for service that range from general assistance requests to critical incidents, and provide community outreach and crime prevention programming.

In order to support and strengthen our proactive measures, we also collaborate with our community partners and local law enforcement to share and elicit information to develop meaningful and cooperative strategies to address issues that may compromise the safety and security of our community

Safety and security is a team effort and we encourage your involvement and welcome your concerns and/or comments. Uniform staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our office is located on the first floor of the Health Research Center (HRC) and we may be reached at (414) 955-8295.

Lost and Found

Public Safety maintains a lost and found inventory. If you have lost property, you may come to the Public Safety Center in the Health Research Center building, room H1820.

Property Removal

In order to maintain a secure environment, property must be accounted for when being removed from any building. Property Removal Passes should be obtained through your department administrator or through Public Safety. Property passes must be approved by the department head or designee and presented to Public Safety personnel prior to leaving with the property or upon request.

Reporting a Crime or Emergency

The Medical College of Wisconsin experiences accidents, injuries, crimes, and other emergencies. To report a crime and/or emergency please contact Public Safety at (414) 955-8299.

To report a non-emergency contact Public Safety at (414) 955-8295.

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 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.

Bicycle 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 operates a Bicycle Patrol Program.

Community Outreach and Crime Prevention

The Community Outreach and Crime Prevention (COCP) program is the organizational component through which the crime prevention activities of the Department are coordinated and implemented.

Emergency Telephone System

Emergency telephones are located in select College 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.

Contact Us

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

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

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