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Errant alarm causes confusion on campus

Freshman Alex Sindorf wears a bulletproof vest after receiving a campus-wide alert of a potential threat to safety. The alert was accidentally sent out due to a technical error, UW-W Police Services said.
May 13, 2018

A technical error with the campus-wide emergency warning system caused a false emergency alert to sound at approximately 3 p.m. on May 13. An alert was sent out campus-wide via email and broadcast...

Natural gas leak causes brief evacuations at UW-W campus

Crews from WE Energies survey the scene of a gas leak as they work to fix the issue Tuesday, Feb. 6.
Incident not a threat to campus: Police
February 6, 2018

A natural gas leak near Starin Road caused brief evacuations from several campus buildings at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, university officials and campus police confirmed. Upham Hall, Ambrose...

New safety devices installed in classrooms

February 8, 2017

A new addition to classrooms at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater offers students and  faculty with extra safety during an emergency lockdown. Since December 2016, Faculties Planning and Management...

UW-W police services swears in newest officer

Hawk, with assistance from his partner, officer Kelsi Servi, left his inked paw-print on his official inauguration certificate at his swearing in ceremony on Feb. 1. Members of Police Services joined Hawk as he became a member of their task force.
February 8, 2017

Hawk, as a new canine team member of UW-Whitewater Police Services Department did solemnly swear to serve the community and uphold the law. With a paw dipped in ink, Hawk left his footprint on a formal...

WSG holds sexual assualt forum

December 3, 2016

At a Whitewater Student Government (WSG) town hall meeting Tuesday, Nov. 22, campus police and student leaders met to discuss sexual assault prevention and reporting strategies. The major focus of discussion...

Sexual assault law won’t change police policy

April 12, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal April 13, 2016   A bill protecting sexual assault victims and bystanders on college campuses – a piece of legislation Gov. Scott Walker says is a “commitment to supporting...

Bill proposal to allow guns in UW buildings

October 21, 2015

By Kimberly Wethal Oct. 21, 2015   A bill introduced last week would allow concealed carry inside the buildings and athletic complexes of all UW System campuses – but it doesn’t come without...

Arrests of alcohol, drugs drop on campus

October 14, 2015

By Alexandria Zamecnik Oct. 14, 2015   When Chief of the UW-Whitewater Police Services Department Matthew Kiederlen looked at the numbers for 2014, he didn’t see anything that surprised or...

Safety comes first for campus cyclists

October 7, 2015

Oct. 7, 2015 By Shakeva Oliver   Bicycles on the roadway are, by law, vehicles with the same rights and responsibilities as motorized vehicles. Cyclists must obey all signs and signals...

Head to head: Whitewater Student Government candidates debate day before election

March 11, 2015

  March 11, 2015 Josh Hafemeister Vesna Brajkovic   Among last night’s participants in the Whitewater Student Government presidential debate, the audience included several members...

UW-Whitewater Police Department Saves Faculty Member’s Life

February 4, 2015

  Feb. 4, 2015 By Alexandria Zamecnik   The UW-Whitewater Police Department can now add a new achievement to its wall: successfully using an automated external defibrillator (AED),...

Alleged hate crime takes place near campus

October 8, 2014

Oct. 8, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik When Jordan Gittens – a sophomore at UW-Whitewater – left Barbados at age 13, he said he never would have imagined being bullied for being gay in the United...

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