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Campus Safety

Campus Community Safety Office

Our goal is to promote a safe and welcoming environment to improve the quality of campus life for everyone learning and working at Western Technical College. We do this by working in partnership with the campus community to provide the most professional and effective safety services possible. Our dedicated staff work 24/7, actively patrolling the La Crosse Campus.

The Campus Community Safety Office can be reached anytime by calling or texting 608-785-9191. You can also call 59191 on a campus phone. In addition, you can visit our office in Coleman Center Room 131 during regular business hours.

Who is the Campus Safety Team?

Security Officers

Western’s Campus Community Safety Team consists of professionals who monitor and patrol our La Crosse campus locations. Team members have extensive experience in many safety areas, including Cyber-Security, Military, Law Enforcement, Medical, Students, and Management/Leadership.

How can we help?

We’re here for you! Just look for our blue shirts with the Campus Community Safety emblem. You’ll see us all across the La Crosse campus. If you would like a safety escort to your vehicle, witness a concerning situation, or simply have a question, let us know. Your security on campus is our priority.

Safety Escort

A staff member or safety officer is available for any student or employee wishing to be accompanied to their vehicle for safety reasons. If you would like this service, call 608-785-9191 to request an escort on the La Crosse campus, or contact the main office at any other Western location.

Emergency Notification System

Western uses RAVE System to send out emergency alerts to our students and staff. Find out more or sign up.

For more information about emergency procedures and notifications, visit

Report an Incident

All students, staff and visitors are encouraged to report any crimes, safety concerns, suspicious activities or other conflicts that occur on or around any Western campus. Please complete the online form to report the incident.

If there is an immediate risk or threat to safety, security, or health, call 9-1-1 immediately, then call the Campus Community Safety office at 608-785-9191.

Registering a Bike

In the City of La Crosse, Municipal Ordinance requires that bikes ridden within the City limits are licensed and registered. To register your bike, complete the form on the City of La Crosse website.

Annual Security Report

This report provides information regarding compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The "Clery Bill" (H.R.3344, S.1925, S.1930) was introduced in Congress on September 6, 1989, and was signed into law on November 8, 1990 by President George Bush as Title 2 of the "Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act." The bill was named for Jeanne Clery who was raped and murdered in her dorm room at Lehigh University in 1986. It took effect September 1, 1991 and the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) was charged with enforcing the law. The law required all institutions of higher education to release campus crime statistics and security policies to their current and prospective students or employees. Congress enacted this law, which was originally known as the "Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990."

Western’s Annual Security Report

Parking Information

Parking permits are required for the lots on the La Crosse main campus. There are a variety of permit options available. Learn more about parking permits at Western.

If you receive a parking citation in a Western parking lot, you can pay it online at Citations issued on the streets by the City of La Crosse need to be paid to the City.

If you feel you have received a parking citation (ticket) in error, you may have grounds to appeal the citation to the Parking Appeals Board. ​To appeal a parking citation, you must submit an online appeal form within 15 calendar days of the date the citation was issued. View our parking appeals page for more information.

Referring Students for Help

If you are concerned about the well-being of a fellow student, you are encouraged to refer them to the Western Care Team. A Care Team member will reach out to the student and offer assistance. For more information visit the Care Team site.

Contact Us

When life-threatening emergencies occur, call 911 and then follow-up with us.