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Public Safety

Thank you for visiting the Medical College of Wisconsin Public Safety website. Our mission is to promote public safety through dedicated service and partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin community. The men and women of MCW Public Safety are committed to making MCW’s three campuses a safe place to work and learn for all students, employees and visitors.
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2023-2024 Annual Campus Safety Report

This information, prepared in compliance with The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, outlines the College's security policies and discloses campus crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years. A paper copy of this document may be obtained by contacting the Medical College of Wisconsin, Public Safety, 8701 Watertown Plank Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53226 or by calling (414) 955-8295.

In addition to the information contained in this report, current College policies and procedures are published in the Administrative Policies and Procedures Handbook, Faculty Information Handbook, Graduate Student Handbook and the Medical Student Handbook.

Public Safety Services

MCW Public Safety offers a wide variety of protective services to the MCW community. From regular patrols of the MCW-Milwaukee grounds to physical security assistance and preparing for an emergency, MCW Public Safety strives to keep the community as safe as possible.

Protective Services Division Offerings
  • Regular patrols of MCW-Milwaukee buildings and grounds
  • Response to emergency and non-emergency calls
  • Monitored video cameras throughout campus
  • Protective Services staffing 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Crime prevention and emergency preparedness programs
  • Safety escorts while on campus
  • AEDs located throughout the campus and in patrol vehicles
  • Vehicle jumpstart assistance
  • Inventory lost and found
  • Investigation of on-campus thefts, fraud, and suspicious people/circumstances
Crime Prevention Programs

MCW Public Safety offers several community education programs. These programs are offered regularly at no cost to MCW students, faculty, and staff.

CPR/AED and First Aid
This course combines lectures, demonstrations, and video with hands-on training and practice. The purpose is to train a lay responder to overcome any reluctance to act in an emergency situation and to recognize and care for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in adults and infants.

Workplace Violence Prevention
Participants will review and understand: the MCW policy on workplace violence; recognize and understand workplace violence; and know the importance and role of each employee in a workplace violence incident.

Citizen Response to an Active Shooter
MCW Public Safety has created a training program to give participants insight and response options when encountering an active shooter.

Personal Emergency Preparedness
Personal Emergency Preparedness is a presentation and discussion on preparing for emergency situations and “prepping” for emergencies at the workplace and at your home.

Personal Safety
The Personal Safety course provides information on how to recognize possible threats to a person's safety and how to deal with those threats should one encounter them.

Self Defense Educational Program for Women
MCW Public Safety offers the R.A.D. Systems Basic Physical Defense course to female MCW staff and students free of charge. R.A.D. is not a martial arts program but rather a comprehensive course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense.

Mass Notification System

MCW Public Safety is responsible for maintaining the institution’s mass notification system (MNS). The MNS allows institutional leadership to communicate with the MCW community quickly and effectively during an emergency situation and is the best option to keep up to date with an ongoing event.

All MCW employees and students are enrolled in the MNS through their MCW email. To effectively receive emergency notifications, a cell phone number should be registered in the MNS. Information on how to enroll a cell phone number can be found by contacting Public Safety.

Parking and Automobile-Related Information

Information about where to park on campus and MCW parking regulations. If you have a dead battery, call MCW Public Safety at (414) 955-8295.

Parking Map
Visitors to campus can park in the main campus parking lot across from the Health Research Center (number 1A on the map). Visitors will need to use the intercom at the parking gates to gain access to visitor parking.

MCW parking policies
MCW has policies which govern where students, faculty, staff, and visitors park while at MCW.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station
In an effort to encourage sustainable means of transport for faculty, staff and students, MCW has installed three electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the lower level of the parking structure. These stations are available for use by those assigned to parking on the MCW Milwaukee campus. As a courtesy to other EV drivers, we ask that you charge responsibly and park in the designated charging station space for no more than four hours at a time.

Bublr Bikes
Bublr Bikes is greater Milwaukee’s bike share program. With Bublr Bikes, you’re able to take a bike from one Bublr Station, take a quick ride to anywhere, and return the bike to any Bublr station that is nearby. Stations are available in Milwaukee, Shorewood, Wauwatosa and West Allis. There is a Bublr station located on the MCW campus for your convenience.


The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), is the largest professional association devoted to excellence in campus public safety and law enforcement. Founded in 1958, IACLEA today has more than 4,000 members representing 1000+ institutions of higher education globally. As part of its mission to enhance campus public safety, IACLEA offers accreditation to college and university law enforcement, security, and public safety agencies. IACLEA accreditation constitutes recognition that an agency adheres to the highest professional standards for campus law enforcement to fulfill its mission to protect the students, faculty, staff and the visitors on its campus.

MCW Public Safety first achieved IACLEA accreditation in 2011, becoming the first institution of higher education in Wisconsin to receive this recognition. MCW Public Safety subsequently attained reaccreditation status in 2014 and 2018.

Contact Us

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


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

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

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