Madison College Public Safety

Officer David Manthey, Public Safety Officer

Public Safety Officers respond to many calls for service and we communicate our activities to the college community.  Here are some of our recent notable incidents:

On Oct. 3, students at the Commercial Avenue campus reported cell phones and multiple credit cards stolen from a classroom. Please remember to lock up belongings or keep them with you at all times.

On Oct. 3, Public Safety received a domestic violence complaint. This incident has been referred to the Madison Police Department for investigation and the suspect has been identified.

On Oct. 5, around 1 a.m. at the Truax campus, an officer contacted the operator of a suspicious vehicle in one of the student parking lots. The driver was unresponsive.  At this time, WI State Capitol Police arrived and arrested the driver for operating while intoxicated. The suspect is not a Madison College student.

On Oct. 8, Public Safety along with the Madison Fire Department responded to a student experiencing seizure activity. The student was then transported to a local hospital.

On Oct. 8, Public Safety received a harassment and stalking complaint from the Downtown campus. If you or someone you know are a victim of harassment or stalking behavior, please call Public Safety immediately.

Public Safety Update

Known as the “crime of opportunity,” theft is a consistent issue that Madison College is not immune to. Here are some helpful tips for victims of theft:

If a wallet or purse is stolen, contact your bank to cancel credit/debit cards and notify them if checks were stolen.

Notify wireless providers for stolen phones.

Obtain a new Wisconsin identification card or driver’s license from the Department of Transportation.

Provide receipts, serial number information, or photos to Officers to assist with the investigation process.

Consider placing good quality locks on bikes and lockers.

Report any signs of identity theft to your local police department and the Federal Trade Commission at

A Public Safety officer leads firefighters into the Truax building during a recent call.
A Public Safety officer leads firefighters into the Truax building during a recent call.

WolfPack Alerts

Have you signed up to receive WolfPack Alerts from Madison College?  Wolfpack Alerts will notify you of potentially threatening emergencies on or nearby campus as well as emergency weather alerts as they occur. If not, please do so on our webpage, For the fastest up-to-date emergency related news, sign up for WolfPack Alerts. Registration is free, easy and takes about a minute on your mobile device. WolfPack Alerts enable Madison College students, faculty and staff to receive messages on their mobile devices and via Madison College email. 

In addition to our Facebook page, we have a Twitter account! Be sure to follow @PublicSafetyMC to stay informed of what’s happening on your campus.  

If you witness suspicious activity, need to report a crime, need to report an emergency or have other campus safety concerns, please contact our department at 245-2222; Public Safety Officers are available 24/7.