UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

University Police

University Police

 

*Phone Scam Alert*
 

Several students have received scam calls from what appears as the University Police telephone number (715)425-3133. These scam calls are the result of caller ID fraud or "spoofing".

The fraudsters, while claiming to be from University Police, are using several different ruses attempting to scam the victims of money. Suspects are using ploys ranging from asking for money to telling the subjects they are under investigation or have outstanding fines or warrents.

Students are reminded that police, government agencies, etc. will NEVER call you and demand money. Please consider the following tips:

  • If you receive a telephone call from someone telling you they are a police officer or other government employee, and they are demanding you send them money, do not engage with the caller. Immediately hang up.
  • NEVER give bank account, credit card, or personal information to someone who calls you.
  • If you feel threatened or unsafe, hang up and call 911.
  • If you lost money because of this scam, call the UW-River Falls Police Department at (715) 425-3133.
  • If you received one of these phone calls, it is not necessary to contact UWRF PD. You only need to call and file a report if you have lost money from this scam.

Department Mission Statement

The mission of the University Police Department is to protect and serve the university community, visitors, and campus property. We do so by:   

  • Developing and maintaining crime prevention programs that stop or reduce crimes
  • Implementing and maintaining crime prevention programs through environmental design
  • Securing the campus parameters including general patrol of campus property by foot, bike and vehicle
  • Stopping or reducing university UW 18, Wisconsin Criminal and Traffic Violations by continuous enforcement and education
  • Investigating crimes to recover and obtain compensation for damages to the campus and victims
  • Communication and sharing information pertaining to safety and security
  • Building an inclusive relationship, with students, faculty, staff, visitors and the community