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POLICE AND SECURITY SERVICES AT POINT

Police and security services is the university’s law enforcement authority, operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. The primary goal is the protection of the university, its occupants and the surrounding community.

Sergent Trina James holding Tucker, the campus therapy dog.
Police and Security Services is committed to providing UW-Stevens Point students, faculty and staff with a safe and secure environment in which to live, work and study. We protect and serve those who will change the world.  

STUDENT INFORMATION

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER

You can obtain your social security ​card at the Social Security Office, 2213 8th Street South, Wisconsin Rapids. You must have a passport, a valid student visa and a letter from a campus employer to be eligible for a social security number. For more information regarding social security, call 1-800-772-1213.

DRIVER’S LICENSE

You can obtain your Wisconsin driver’s license at the Dept. of Transportation, 1001 Maple Bluff Rd., Stevens Point, 715-345-5321. You must possess a valid driver’s license to be eligible to drive a motor vehicle, motorcycles, motorbikes require a different class of license. Make sure you take valid photo identification, including your social security number.

WISCONSIN IDENTIFICATION CARD

A Department of Transportation-Wisconsin Identification card can be obtained at the Dept. of Transportation, 1001 Maple Bluff Rd., Stevens Point, 715-345-5321. This card identifies you with a personal picture and your birth date. You will need a certified birth certificate or passport and one other form of identification. The card costs $4.

BICYCLE REGISTRATION

If you own a bike, you must get it registered. You can register your bike at University Police and Security Services office at 1925 Maria Drive or the Stevens Point Police Dept. 933 Michigan Ave. Stevens Point, 715-346-1500. The cost is $6. Unregistered bikes may be fined. Bicyclists must obey the same traffic regulations as motor vehicle drivers do.

FISHING AND HUNTING LICENSE

Fishing or hunting enthusiasts must purchase licenses or risk hefty fines. Licenses are available at many local establishments including Wal-Mart and K-Mart. Fishing licenses are good for one year. Be sure to fish and hunt only in authorized areas and not on private property.

VEHICLES

LICENSE PLATES

License plates are required on any automobile or motorcycle. If you purchase a new or used vehicle, you must buy a new license plate, which must be renewed yearly. Be sure to keep your title or vehicle registration in a safe place. License plates also may be obtained at the Department of Transportation, 715-345-5321.

INSURANCE

It is unlawful in Wisconsin to operate or to allow another person to operate your motor vehicle without liability insurance.

ACCIDENTS

If you are involved in an accident, do not move your vehicle until the police arrive and advise you to do so. Exchange identification and insurance information with the other parties involved in the accident. Police will complete an accident report form if property damages of $1,000 or more are sustained. A copy of the report can be obtained at the law enforcement agency that responded to the accident.

PARKING

CITY STREETS-TRAFFIC AND PARKING

Due to heavy pedestrian traffic, traffic laws are strictly enforced by police. Please obey all traffic laws and regulations. On-street parking laws are also enforced by the City Police. Overnight parking from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. on city streets is prohibited year round. Obey parking signs and meters on city streets. Failure to do so may result in a citation and fine.

CAMPUS PARKING

Parking on campus lots is by permit only, except in metered areas. Only vehicles with a current and properly displayed permit are authorized to use campus parking lots. You may purchase a parking permit at the Parking Office, George Stien building, 346-3900. Please obey parking regulations and place proper coins in meters in parking lots. Failure to do so may result in costly fines. Campus parking is enforced by Parking Services.

 

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF INTOXICANTS

Wisconsin law prohibits a person from driving while under the influence of intoxicants or any other substance that may impair a person’s driving ability. A blood alcohol content of 0.08 or higher is considered “legally drunk.”

ALCOHOL

You must be 21 years old or older to legally consume alcohol. A person may be arrested for any alcohol consumption if under 21. It is also illegal for a person over age 21 to supply alcohol beverages to minors. It is unlawful to have an open container of beer, wine or liquor in any public area such as streets, sidewalks, alleys or parks, or in any automobiles or public conveyances.

FIREARMS

Possession of any type of guns or rifles on University property is not permitted. If you do have a weapon for hunting and live in a residential hall, it must be stored at the UWSP Armory. The armory is located at the Police and Security Services Office, George Stien Building, 346-3456.

HARASSMENT

Wisconsin law prohibits a person from making an offensive remark or gesture in a public place, doing or threatening to do physical harm, using abusive language in a public place, following another person in a public place, or engaging in conduct that alarms or annoys another person and serves no legitimate purpose. Wisconsin law also prohibits making telephone calls with no legitimate purpose of communication.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT

A person may be arrested and charged with disorderly conduct if he or she engages in fighting or threatening behavior, or makes unreasonable noises while in public.

TRESPASSING

Charges could be filed if an individual knowingly enters or unlawfully remains in a building or on property on which notice against trespassing is given by fencing or other posting.

VANDALISM

It is against the law to unjustifiably deface, destroy, or damage any property.

HITCHHIKING

Hitchhiking is illegal when a person is on the roadway. Hitchhiking at any place or time is strongly discouraged.

More information about different types of prohibited conduct.

SAFE WAY HOME

Campus Police and Security Services will provide assistance finding a safe way home, this may include walking or driving, to students, faculty or staff in need. This service is offered 24/7 as a way to ensure the constant security of students, faculty and staff.

PLEASE CALL 715-346-3456 FOR A SAFE WAY HOME

The Campus Cab Program has been discontinued as of Fall 2018.

EMERGENCY PHONE AND CODE BLUE TELEPHONES

Throughout campus, there are Emergency Telephones and Code Blue Telephones. Each one connects directly to UWSP Protective Services.

Code Blue telephones are at various outdoor locations around campus. A Code Blue phone is placed within a narrow kiosk with a blue light fixed on top. Just press the button to call UWSP Police and Security Services.

There is an emergency telephone in each campus building. It is a red telephone that is labeled “Emergency Phone.” Just lift the receiver and Police and Security Services is automatically dialed. If the emergency telephone has a dial pad, dial [911] or [9-911].

 

Pointer Alert Phone

Pointer Alerts is an emergency communication alert system that allows UW-Stevens Point students, faculty and staff to be notified in the event of a campus emergency. The system is designed to provide information about active credible emergency situations that pose a threat and require immediate action.

The emergency alert system is capable of delivering messages to:

  • UW-Stevens Point email addresses
  • Personal and university cell phones via SMS text messaging
  • Personal emails
  • Campus computers via full-screen pop-up and websites
  • Residence hall intercom systems (Stevens Point campus only)
  • DeBot Dining Center intercom system (Stevens Point campus)

For any other help or questions pertaining to Pointer Alerts, contact the Emergency Management Specialist, at pointeralerts@uwsp.edu or at 715-346-4464.

Click the button below to log in to the emergency alert system to add or test phone numbers and email addresses.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) requires universities to alert the campus community to certain crimes in a manner that is timely and will aid in the prevention of similar crimes. Although the Clery Act doesn’t define “timely,” the intent of a warning regarding a criminal incident(s) is to enable people to protect themselves. This means that a warning should be issued as soon as pertinent information is available. Timely Warnings are issued for Clery Act crimes that occur on property owned or controlled by the university.

For more information about the Clery Act, Clery defined crimes, and Clery defined geography, please visit the university’s Clery Act website.

POLICY

This policy, with its accompanying procedures, establishes a framework for cooperation among members of the University community aimed at locating and assisting students who are reported missing. A student shall be deemed missing when he or she is absent from the university for more than 24 hours without any known reason. All reports of missing students shall be directed to Police and Security Services.  Police and Security Services shall investigate each report and make a determination whether the student is missing in accordance with this policy. All students shall have the opportunity to identify an individual to be contacted by Police and Security Services in the event that the student is determined missing. If a missing student is under 18 years of age, Police and Security Services is required to notify the parent or guardian of the missing student no later than 24 hours after a determination was made that the student is missing. Police and Security Services will also notify area law enforcement no later than 24 hours after it determines that the student is missing.

PROCEDURE

NOTIFICATION

  • Any report of a missing student, from whatever source, should immediately be directed to Police and Security Services.
  • When a student is reported missing Police and Security Services shall:
    • Initiate an investigation to determine the validity of the missing person report.
    • Contact the vice chancellor for student affairs.
    • Make a determination as to the status of the missing student.
    • Notify the individual identified by the missing student as the emergency contact within 24 hours of making the determination that the student is missing.
    • If the missing student is under the age of 18, notify the student’s custodial parent or guardian as contained in the records of the University within 24 hours of the determination that the student is missing.
    • Notify the Stevens Point Police Department within 24 hours after determining that student is missing so that a National Crime Information Center (NCIC) entry can be made.

The vice chancellor for student affairs and the director of housing and residence life will be notified by staff and the vice chancellor for student affairs shall initiate whatever action he or she deems appropriate under the circumstances in the best interest of the missing student.

STUDENT CONTACT INFORMATION

Students shall be given an opportunity to designate emergency contact information on the university website and on their emergency information card that is completed while they reside in the residence halls.

STUDENT NOTIFICATION OF THIS POLICY

Included in the Residential Living Handbook
Included in the campus Annual Security Report.
Posted on the Police and Security Services webpage.

EMERGENCY

EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS

Immediate emergencies should call 911 or 9-911.

(There will be 7-12 seconds of silence before the phone rings, DO NOT HANG UP!)

Police and Security Services
715-346-3456
TTY:715-346-3452

Stevens Point Police Department (Non-Emergency)
715-346-1500
TTY:715-346-1688

Stevens Point Fire Department (Non-Emergency)
715-344-1833

Portage County Sherriff’s Office
715-346-1400
TTY:715-346-1203

Wisconsin State Patrol-Wausau
715-845-1143

UNIVERSITY EMERGENCY PHONES

Regular tests are conducted on all elevator phones, Residence Hall entrance phones, Code Blue Phones and Emergency Red Phones.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

FORMS

CRIME PREVENTION

The “Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act” is a federal law enacted on October 28, 2000 that provides for the tracking of convicted sex offenders enrolled at or employed by institutions of higher education. This information is supplied by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

The Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) has supplied the UW-Stevens Point Police Department with the following names as being on the registry and a current student.  Current as of 02-08-2021.

  • Jesse L. Scheide

The Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) has supplied the UW-Stevens Point Police Department with the following names as being on the registry and a current employee.   Current as of 02-08-2021.

  • none

If a registrant is no longer enrolled or employed at UW-Stevens Point they will be removed from this web page.

You may obtain information regarding registered sexual offenders who are either enrolled or employed by UW-Stevens Point by contacting the UW-Steven Point Police Department.

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM (UWS) REGULATIONS AND FINES

UWSP Chapter 18 codes are taken out of the Community Rights and Responsibilities policy as it applies to the UWSP Campus. They are a list of the offenses under which UWSP Peace Officers have been granted specific jurisdiction.

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM CHAPTER 18: CONDUCT ON UNIVERSITY LANDS

Wisconsin Administrative Code/Chapter 18 is similar in scope and nature to municipal ordinance violations. See prohibited types of conduct on Wisconsin University Lands as listed under UWS 18 and more detailed descriptions of offenses. (NOTE: All descriptions may not be current)

STAFF

TO APPLY

Students have the opportunity to work for Police and Security Services! Please fill out this application and background check form and turn them in to Missy Pitcher.

Contact information: mpitcher@uwsp.edu or 715-346-3456.

If you are interested in working for Police and Security Services, please fill out this application and background check form and turn them into Missy Pitcher.

Contact information: mpitcher@uwsp.edu or 715-346-3456.

UNIVERSITY POLICE DISPATCHER POSITION DESCRIPTION

BASIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The police dispatcher will serve as a contact person for the campus community and the Police and Security Services Department.  The dispatcher receives emergency and non-emergency calls to the department and directs appropriate resources.  They are responsible for maintaining accurate records, confidential department information and radio communication.

STUDENT SERVICE OFFICER POSITION DESCRIPTION

BASIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Student Service Officer is to provide effective foot, bike and motorized patrol of buildings, sidewalks and parking lots on university grounds and state property. The Student Service Officer is responsible for securing all campus buildings at the appropriate times and completes ProGuard routes. Additionally, they assist University Police and Security Officers with emergency situations.

Student Service Officers may be assigned to provide security, traffic control, and parking enforcement for special tasks or events on campus. In the occurrence of a situation, Student Service Officers may be required to complete incident reports, gold sheets, and or other written documents.

SUPERVISON RECEIVED

General direction and supervision of student service officers is performed in accordance with the departmental chain of command.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be a fulltime UWSP student, in good academic standings.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak in an understandable, accurate and positive manner.
  • Must be in good health able to perform vigorous activities. (Walking long distances, running, and self defense).
  • Ability to listen and follow-through with supervisory directions.
  • Possess initiative and the ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Must be able to work different shift periods including nights and weekends.
  • Ability to render assistance, without judgment of individuals.
  • Must be in good legal standing (No outstanding citations, no criminal record, UWSP Parking Citations, etc.)
  • Ability to enforce parking rules and regulations impartially.
  • Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather.
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Police and Security Services
1925 Maria Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481-3897
Phone: 715-346-3456
Direct comments to
 protsv@uwsp.edu