University Police

Campus Safety Alert

(Date Issued 10-20-16, 1:00 p.m.)

On September 29, 2014, UW-River Falls issued a safety alert referencing an anonymous written communication that contained an implied threat, which never materialized.  On October 18, 2016, a new anonymous letter was received by the university, referring to that incident.  This letter does not contain a specific threat to campus, nor is it targeting any specific group or individual, or any specific date.

The UW-River Falls Police Department is investigating this matter and we have no reason to believe that anyone on our campus is in danger. 

As a university, Federal guidelines require us to issue warnings and alerts above what might otherwise be done for the general public, so we feel it is our responsibility to inform our campus community of this event.  We simply ask that all remain aware of their surroundings and alert to any suspicious activity or persons.  If you notice any suspicious or unusual behavior or activity, please call 911.


Chief Karl Fleury