12/15/2017 Update Regarding Campus Notification


Dear Campus Community,

I wanted to follow up with you in regards to the emergency alert notification that was distributed on Dec. 14. There is no danger to the campus community. Please be aware that the incident occurred off campus and remains under investigation by the River Falls Police Department. All individuals involved have been accounted for. Any additional information in regards to the investigation will be released by the River Falls Police Department.

As part of our campus notification system, we sent out an alert notice through our official channels outlining the situation once the facts had been determined.

If you have not signed up for Emergency Notifications or Alerts, please follow the link:

To avoid confusion, official university statements will always be released on our Facebook page at

The official press release from the River Falls Police Department can be read at:



Karl Fleury
Chief of Police

UWRF Police
715 Wild Rose Ave.
103 Regional Development Institute
River Falls, WI 54022

University Police

University Police

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