Active Threat Training Video
It is important that everyone understands that threats and dangerous situations happen and it’s important that we do what we can to educate the students, faculty and staff of UW-Whitewater and UW-Whitewater at Rock County in an effort to keep everyone safe.
At the UW-Whitewater Police Department, we strive to be as prepared as we can for events that we hope never happen. This includes implementing “Night Lock” door locks on all classroom doors, using camera monitoring systems, utilizing card access controls, using rapid email notification to our community and training our community in “Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events”.
Our officers participate in regular, on-going training on how to respond to an active killer situation.
The below video includes different scenarios of potential intruder situations and explains how the responding officers could act during these high stress moments.
What can you do to keep yourself safe?
1. Visit our “Active Shooter” webpage, where you will find information on the definition of an active shooter, points to remember, and how to respond. http://emergency.uww.edu/Topic/Details/1002
2. Opt in to UW-Whitewater’s Cellular notification systems, “InformaCast” at https://www.uww.edu/icit/informacast-info
3. If you see something unusual or something just doesn’t seem right, say something. If you know or hear about any potential threatening situation on campus, or someone is showing extra interest in weapons, talking about them, or just seems out of the norm, please call us.
Chief Matthew Kiederlen
As Chief of the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Police Services Department, I am proud to serve our students, staff, faculty and surrounding community. My philosophy on policing is simple, to gain voluntary compliance through the least restrictive method of intervention possible.
The voluntary compliance of the individual is the only way the law is maintained. It is physically impossible and incongruent with a free society for the police to deter crime and enforce the law upon every citizen at all times. It is voluntary compliance which maintains order. Enforcement can only be used as a tool to educate, encourage and inform; it will not compel individual change.
We live in a country founded upon the desire for liberty and freedom. Police officers are entrusted with the authority to infringe upon the freedom of the individual based upon their own observation, evidence and belief of what occurred within any given situation. That authority requires the diligent and respectful application of the law, the protection of society and the weighing of individual rights during every action. We have dedicated ourselves and our lives to the upholding of the rights given to all of us and holding accountable those willing to inappropriately deny those rights.
Our Department motto, Honor, Integrity, Service, describes what we strive to be, strive to do and strive to uphold. It also describes the need to honor the office entrusted to us, to be an unbiased observer of the truth and assist those in need however we can. By so doing, we work to establish a level of communication with our community which is based upon trust, understanding and respect. If these are lost we have forfeited something of immeasurable value.
I welcome your input, your thoughts and your involvement in the policing of our community. Our unified commitment and trust of each other is the greatest assurance of safety our community can have.
Chief Matthew Kiederlen
Utility vehicle Training Course
In order to be allowed to operate utility vehicles (ie: golf carts, Kubotas, etc.) on the UW-Whitewater Campus, including all sidewalks, you need to complete the Utility Vehicle Training course.
Sample Emergency Broadcasts
Active Threat to Life Safety Warning: