Staying Safe

In this section, you will find ample resources and information about how to stay safe on campus, in the surrounding community, and in real world situations. UWPD also offers many services including training volunteers, speaker/presentation requests and more.

For life-threatening emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies, call 608-264-2677.

Active Threat Response Training Help for Victims and Witnesses BadgerSAFE App

Logo for wisc alerts

WiscAlerts is UW–Madison’s emergency notification system. The system is designed to provide information about an active emergency situation on campus that requires the community to take immediate action in order to stay safe. Every campus email address will automatically receive WiscAlerts when they are issued. WiscAlerts are also sent via text message — students are automatically enrolled to receive text alerts.

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Want to learn more about Off-Campus Emergency Alerts? Click here.

BadgerSAFE App

BadgerSAFE is the official safety app of UW-Madison Police Department. Stay connected and informed! Learn more »

  • Receive crime alerts and safety information sent direct to your phone
  • Connect with UWPD quickly via call or text
  • Walk virtually with a friend
  • Get instant access to campus resources

Download the app from your phone’s app store: