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No Weapons In Building

UW-Platteville Weapon Policy

No person may carry, possess or use any dangerous weapon on University lands, buildings, or facilities, without the written approval of the chief administrative officer or for law enforcement purposes. No person may display or portray as real any object that resembles a dangerous weapon on University lands or in buildings. The University Police is authorized to confiscate and remove any such property found on University property.

In 2011, Govenor Walker signed into law the ability for licensed persons to carry certain weapons in a concealed or open fashion.  This law allows persons with a state issued Concealed Carry License to carry firearms or dangerous weapons on University of Wisconsin-Platteville grounds.  Weapons may also be stored in a personally owned vehicle, parked in a UW-Platteville parking lot.  Individuals are prohibited from carrying firearms and dangerous weapons into buildings or portions of buildings that are owned, occupied, or controlled by UW-Platteville, including residence halls and special event venues.

Please see the UW-Platteville Weapons Policy for more detailed information.

sporting weapon storage

The UW-Platteville Police Department realized that some of our students participate in activities that involve legal sporting weapons.  After very careful consideration, involving input from many sectors of the campus community, it was decided that there was a need for the safe storage of legal hunting and sporting weapons for our students who enjoy such activities. The UW-Platteville Police Department will accept all weapons and other related items for storage.

Student Sporting Weapon Storage Information

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Police Department offers secure storage for sporting weapons to any current UWP student. Any sporting weapon may be stored, including but not limited to: rifles, shotguns, handguns, bows, paintball guns or other legal weapons that are prohibited from being possessed on State of Wisconsin property by statute. While students are technically able to meet with an officer 24 hours a day to pick up or drop off a sporting weapon, the officer may be delayed due to other higher priority police matters. There could potentially be delays also during busy hunting periods. As a result, we strongly encourage you to plan ahead in case there may be some delay in the availability of the officer.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Contact the University Police Office at 608.342.1584 to make arrangements to meet with an officer at the police department.
  2. You must legally transport the sporting weapon(s) to the UW-Platteville Police Department by vehicle, parking in the Brigham Hall parking lot.  Leave the sporting weapon(s) in the vehicle until the on-duty officer meets you at your vehicle and escorts you and the sporting weapon(s) inside.
  3. Any firearm must be completely legally cased, unloaded and the action locked open.
  4. Any firearm must be secured with your own trigger lock. We are not able to provide you with a trigger lock.  An integrated trigger locking device on the firearm itself will fulfill this requirement.
  5. Any ammunition must be in a completely separate container.
  6. All students wishing to store a sporting weapon must provide photo identification.
  7. This application form must be completed and signed. You will be provided a copy of this form.
  8. The use of high odor solvents on the sporting weapons is prohibited.

RETRIEVAL INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Contact the University Police Office at 608.342.1584 to make arrangements to meet with an officer at the police department.
  2. Bring a vehicle to the Brigham Hall parking lot to transport your sporting weapon off campus immediately after you have received it.
  3. You must present the on-duty officer photo identification to receive your sporting weapon(s).
  4. The on-duty officer will retrieve your sporting weapon(s) from storage and bring it back to you in the police department office.
  5. You may inspect the sporting weapon(s) and will sign the transfer log below, indicating the sporting weapon(s) is now in your possession.
  6. The on-duty officer will escort you and your sporting weapon(s) back to your vehicle.
  7. Once you have possession of your sporting weapon(s), you must immediately leave campus property with the sporting weapon(s).
  8. You will not be able to retrieve your sporting weapon(s) if you have any alcohol in your system or are perceived to be under the influence in any way.

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Police: Contact Information

Contact Information

Officer On Duty
24 Hours A Day

For Emergency Calls, dial 9-1-1.

For non-emergency calls, contact:

University Police Office
134 Brigham Hall
Tel: 608.342.1584
Fax: 608.342.1641
E-mail: police@uwplatt.edu

Office Hours:
Monday–Friday: 7:30–11 a.m., and
noon–4 p.m., excluding holidays

AFTER HOURS

For after-hours non-emergency calls, contact:

University Police Office
Tel: 608.342.1584

Platteville Police Dispatch
Tel: 608.348.2313

For additional information and other after hours options, visit the University Police Contact Information page.

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