Homeland Security & Bomb Threats

The UW–Madison Police Department is actively involved in Homeland Security programs and projects designed to protect the campus community. Since the attacks of 9/11, many physical and procedural changes have occurred on campus that at first may have seemed intrusive, but now have become routine functions of the free society we live in. On football Saturdays, for example, portable barricades and bollards are installed around Camp Randall Stadium to control vehicle access near the stadium — at the Kohl Center, grounds have been re-landscaped for the same purpose. UWPD also has a very active K9 Unit, which includes bomb sniffing dogs used for special events and dignitary protection on and off campus.

Report Suspicious Activity

If you see something, say something.  Suspicious behaviors and situations — like an unattended backpack in a public place, or someone trying to break into a restricted area — should be reported to police immediately. In an emergency situation, call 911.

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Bomb Threats

Bomb threats are rare, but should always be taken seriously. How quickly and safely you react to a bomb threat could save lives, including your own. What should you do?

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