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Safety and Security

Emergency Information

Fire - All persons must evacuate the building when the fire alarm sounds. If you discover or suspect a fire,sound the pull station, call University Police at x2911 and vacate the building immediately. When the alarm has sounded, keep low to the floor, cover your mouth and nose with a damp cloth and proceed to the nearest exit.

Medical Emergencies - Students should call x2911, University Police, immediately. If the situation is not an emergency, please call Student Health and Counseling Services (x2366).

Tornado Safety - A civil defense siren will sound when a tornado has been sighted in the area. In Ranger Hall, University Apartments, and Pike River Suites, residents and guests are expected to proceed to the nearest gender appropriate bathroom. Residents and guests should avoid rooms and public areas that contain windows and glass patricians.

Keys / Ranger Cards

Students are responsible for the security of their keys and Ranger Cards. The doors in Ranger Hall lock at 4:30pm on weekdays and are locked all day on weekends. You must use your Ranger Card to access the facility. Under no circumstances should keys or cards be loaned to another individual or duplicated. Doors should not be propped open or left unlocked.

If a key is lost, the following charges apply:

Ranger Hall:

$40/key*

University Apartments:

$40/room key*
$50/apartment key*

Pike River Suites: $80/key*
All desk keys: $25
All mailbox keys: $25

* Prices subject to change due to changes in vendor prices and/or labor costs.

Parkside Police

UW-Parkside police officers have the authority and responsibility to investigate all crimes which occur on campus . UW-Parkside police officers enforce all Wisconsin traffic laws and issue citations which are adjudicated in the Kenosha County Court. The UW-Parkside Police Department work collaboratively with the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department, the Kenosha City Police Department, the Racine County Sheriff's Department, the Racine City Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.

Personal Security

  • UW-Parkside police officers conduct security checks on all university buildings and property.
  • UW-Parkside police officers will provide jump starts, vehicle lockouts, air for flat/low tires and 1 gallon of gas.
  • UW-Parkside police officers will provide escorts to individuals on campus.
  • UW-Parkside police will provide an engraver free of charge to engrave personal items. The engraver may be obtained by stopping by the Police Department at Tallent Hall 188.

Students can also take out insurance on personal items.

Missing Student Procedures for On-Campus Students

Any time a student believes that a resident is a threat to themselves or others; they should contact University Police immediately. If they want to report that a student is missing they can either contact the police directly or they can print a missing student notification(PDF) form. Housing and Residence Life will notify authorities when a residence hall student has been deemed missing. Those notified include University Police for all individuals and either the parent/guardian for residents under the age of 18 OR the emergency contact of students who are over the age of 18. Emergency contact information will be obtained from the information residents provide to the campus.

Students can complete this form any time they believe a resident has been missing for an unusual amount to time. Students completing this form should submit it to their Residence Hall Director or the Housing and Residence Life central staff who will then contact University Police and the Director of Student Life.

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