Police & Security • UW Madison Police • Responsible for campus security • 1429 Monroe St. • 262-2957 • Madison City Police • Call 911 for any EMERGENCY! • Use campus safety phones.
Safety Tips • Carry a cell phone • Walk with a friend • Report any crime or suspicion of a crime immediately • Use public walkways and avoid shortcuts • Make sure someone knows when you leave and when to expect you back
SAFE Night-time Services • SAFE = Safe Arrival For Everyone • SAFEwalk -- free • On Campus Only • SAFEride Cab -- $1 • Two Mile Radius • SAFEride Bus -- free • Downtown & Campus • See Handout for Hours & Phone Numbers
Protect Yourself & Your Belongings • Theft is most common crime on campus. • Lock up your bike! • Write your name inside your books. • Don’t leave items unattended. • Lock your apartment door.
Laws Related to Alcohol & Drugs • You must be 21 years old to enter a bar or club or to purchase or consume alcohol • Providing alcohol to a “minor” is a crime • Using a false ID card is a crime • Using illegal drugs is a serious offense “Isn’t being 21 or older GREAT?”
Crime & Punishment • Felony: a crime punishable by imprisonment • Sexual assault, theft of property ($500 or more), reckless endangerment • Misdemeanor: all other crimes • Disorderly conduct, indecent exposure, petty theft • Failing to report a crime is a crime in WI • Your immigration status may be jeopardized by committing any type of crime
Driving in the USA • An international driver’s license is good for one year while living in the USA. • If you need a WI driver’s license, see the following: http://www.dot.state.wi.us • Make sure to know all rules and regulations of the road