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UW-W Police chief works with FBI

Savannah Hernandez, Assistant News Editor

October 7, 2019

University Chief of Police Matt Kiederlen is representing chiefs and campus police across the nation as the chairperson for the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Systems Beyond 2021 Task Force. “The National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) is a more detail-focused reporting mechanism, whereas wi...

UW-Whitewater students involved in drug bust

December 13, 2012

  UPDATE: Names have been released. Wesley A. Vance, 20. Arrested at Cambridge Apartments, 375 Harmony Drive, for possession of THC with intent to deliver, possession of schedule II non-narcotic drug, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Criminal Charge. The following were all arrested/cited...

Telfer to be held hostage in June

May 9, 2012

Chancellor Richard Telfer will be held captive in a simulated hostage situation in June. UW-Whitewater will host the largest police training event in the world. irTactical Active Shooter Training will take place on campus June 8-10. irTactical is a manufacturing company in Whitewater that makes...

Campus sees decrease in sexual assaults since 2005

December 7, 2011

According to the Annual Safety Report conducted by the university, the percentage of students who reported being involved in a sexual assault has decreased from 10 percent to five percent from 2005 to 2010. Attempted forced intercourse has decreased from 3.5 percent to two percent.  Sexual penetration against one’s will has remained solidly at one percent from 2005...

Concealed carry now in effect

November 2, 2011

With concealed carry legislation in Wisconsin taking effect yesterday, UW-Whitewater police said Monday the university’s policy provides the “greatest level of safety and security” possible. UW-Whitewater Police Chief Matt Kiederlen said deciding upon the official policy - barring concealed...

New police technology takes the ink out of fingerprinting

October 19, 2011

UW-Whitewater police are preparing to put a new digital fingerprint scanner into use within the upcoming weeks. Campus Police Chief Matt Kiederlen said the new technology is an important upgrade that will eliminate some of the problems of the ink and paper method. “The big problem with ink is...

Alcohol-related citations haven’t risen over Halloween, homecoming weekends

October 12, 2011

Although homecoming and Halloween have fallen on the same weekend the past two years, local police departments said they have not had an increase in alcohol-related citations given. UW-Whitewater Police Chief Matt Kiederlen said the number of on-campus violations during homecoming and Halloween weekend...

Emergency system meant to protect UW-W students

October 12, 2011

Students can expect to get informed of campus emergencies through the Emergency E-mail System this year. Chief of Police Matthew Kiederlen said the system began more than two years ago when they were trying to figure out a way to get emergency messages across to students and faculty “quickly and...

No explosives found in Williams Center last week

April 27, 2011

  The bomb threat that closed the Williams Center for more than a day last week ended up being a false alarm. Chief of Police Matt Kiederlen said the trained explosives detection canine found no devices and no damage was done to the building. Kiederlen said there is still an active investigati...

Bomb threat closes Williams Center through Thursday morning

April 20, 2011

A bomb threat was found in a Williams Center bathroom Tuesday morning, causing University Police Services to evacuate and shut down the building for precautionary reasons. University Police Chief Matt Kiederlen said the threat was found by a citizen who reported it to staff. The plan is to have the building reopen at 6 a.m. Thursday. Kiederlen said they also ...

Police upgrade speeding enforcement

March 30, 2011

The sickening feeling some get from red and blue flashing lights in their rearview mirror is spreading to many people in Whitewater, and doesn’t look like it will disappear anytime soon. The Whitewater Police Department has increased enforcement on Walworth and Tratt Streets due to the large amount...

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