Busier parking lots means more incidents


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Need a jump-start?  Public Safety offers free vehicle jumps to students and staff.  If your car won’t start, give Public Safety a call at (608) 245-2222 and an officer will respond to assist.

Sgt. Lucas Adler, Public Safety Officer

As the semester gets going, the parking lots at the Truax and Goodman South Campus have seen a significant increase in use.
With more vehicles in the parking lots, more accidents occur.  If you are involved in an accident, report the incident to Public Safety immediately.  Remember it is illegal to leave the scene of an accident without reporting it.  There are multiple cameras in all parking lots, and we will be able to identify your vehicle.  Also, consider parking in one of the lots that are further from the building.
These lots are not nearly as busy as the first lot closest to the building, and there is less of a chance that your vehicle could be struck.
As always, Public Safety is available 24/7 by dialing 245-2222.  If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me at 608-243-4165 or [email protected]

Public Safety Tip of the Week
Don’t become a victim of a crime of opportunity!  While on campus, make sure to lock your vehicle and don’t leave any valuables in plain view.  Break-ins have occurred in the past.  When in the building, be sure to never leave your valuables unattended.   Keep your electronics, backpack, purse and wallet with you at all times.
Remember the Public Safety Office is also the lost and found.  If you have lost something, be sure to stop by the office to see if it has been turned in.  We do require a photo ID to return items.
Public Safety offers escorts to your vehicle in the evening.  If you would like an escort, stop by the Public Safety Office or call 608-246-6932.