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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is unlawful in Wisconsin to operate or to allow another person to operate your motor vehicle without liability insurance.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is against the law to unjustifiably deface, destroy, or damage any property.
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  or [9-911].
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:
For any other help or questions pertaining to Pointer Alerts, contact the Emergency Management Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
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
Stevens Point Police Department (Non-Emergency)
Stevens Point Fire Department (Non-Emergency)
Portage County Sherriff’s Office
Wisconsin State Patrol-Wausau
Regular tests are conducted on all elevator phones, Residence Hall entrance phones, Code Blue Phones and Emergency Red Phones.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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: email@example.com 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.
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.
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.
General direction and supervision of student service officers is performed in accordance with the departmental chain of command.