If you witness a crime or are the victim of a crime, please:
When a crime is reported, Public Safety will coordinate an appropriate response with the Milwaukee Police Department or the appropriate law enforcement agencies.
When a crime or incident that represents an imminent or ongoing threat to the campus community is reported, the Department of Public Safety, in collaboration with other university departments, is prepared to issue Public Safety Alerts in a timely manner. An Event and Emergency Management Plan is in place, outlining a process to quickly share information and provide the most appropriate response, including the issuance of Public Safety Alerts. The issuance of Public Safety Alerts is subject to the availability of pertinent information.
Public Safety Alerts may be distributed to community members via email, text message, social media, university voicemail, the university’s website, Axis TV message boards, and/or postings in on- and off-campus buildings. The method(s) of dissemination will be determined based on the particular situation.
Information about campus safety, incidents of crime and crime statistics are available from Public Safety via several sources.
The Department of Public Safety maintains a Daily Crime and Fire Log that records, by the date the incident was reported, all crimes and other serious incidents occurring on campus, within non-campus buildings or properties, on public property or within the department’s patrol boundaries. The daily log is available for public inspection at the department’s headquarters, located at 749 N. 16th St., and is posted on the Public Safety website.
The Daily Crime and Fire Log includes the nature, date, time and general location of each crime reported to the department, as well as the disposition of the complaint, if the information is known at the time of publication. The department posts incidents in the Daily Crime and Fire Log within two business days of receiving a report and reserves the right to exclude reports under certain circumstances.
The university's Emergency Procedures Guide includes information about criminal activity; medical emergencies; severe weather and utility failures; chemical spills and hazardous odors or leaks; and shelter-in-place and evacuation guidelines. University departments are responsible for developing contingency plans and continuity of operations plans for their staff and areas of responsibility. The university conducts emergency response exercises each year, such as table top exercises, field exercises, and tests of the emergency notification systems on campus. These tests are designed to assess and evaluate the emergency plans and capabilities of the institution.
Public Safety officers and supervisors have received training in Incident Command and Responding to Critical Incidents on Campus. When a serious incident occurs that causes an immediate threat to the campus, the first responders to the scene are usually Public Safety, MPD and the Milwaukee Fire Department, and they typically respond and work together to manage the incident. Depending on the nature of the incident, other MU departments and other local or federal agencies could also be involved in responding to the incident.
General information about the emergency response and procedures for Marquette is publicized each year as part of the institution's Clery Act compliance efforts, and that information is available on the Public Safety website. Detailed information and updates to the Emergency Procedures Guide are available on the Public Safety website at marquette.edu/dps/emergency-procedures/.