Marquette Wire

DPS assures students’ safety despite MKE shooting spike

Matt Kulling

September 10, 2013

Filed under News

Homicides in Milwaukee increased by 19 percent this year, although none of the violent crimes took place on Marquette’s campus. Russell Shaw, captain of the Department of Public Safety, said he wants to assure students ...

February sexual assaults reported by DPS

Nick Biggi

April 30, 2013

Filed under News

Last week, Marquette’s Department of Public Safety reported two sexual assault incidents that allegedly occurred  in February. The incidents were reported to DPS, and the Milwaukee Police Department was contacted. DPS Capt....

DPS Reports April 23

Nick Biggi

April 23, 2013

Filed under News

Friday, Apr. 19 At 11:29 a.m. a student’s unattended, unsecured vehicle left running with the keys in the ignition was removed by unknown person(s) in the 700 block of N. 13th St. MPD was contacted. At 2:12 p.m. a stud...

Domestic violence related assaults remain a concern in Milwaukee

Nick Biggi

April 2, 2013

Filed under News

Aggravated assault numbers continue to rise in Milwaukee, largely because of a 48 percent increase in domestic violence-related assaults from 2011 to 2012, according to the Milwaukee Police Department. The numbers, released...

School breaks show decrease in campus crime

Nick Biggi

March 21, 2013

Filed under News

While students are away, crime decreases on and around campus. Captain Russell Shaw of Marquette’s Department of Public Safety said there are 15 to 25 incident reports on an average week. Last week, while students were on spring...

Letter: DPS should be certified public safety entity

Reader Submission

March 21, 2013

Filed under Viewpoints

As one who has taught criminology and law studies at Marquette for nearly 30 years, I am often asked about what measures might be taken to improve security and safety on our campus. Last year’s tragic events at Aurora, Newtown,...

Number of alcohol referrals drops

Nick Biggi

January 15, 2013

Filed under News

Preliminary reports indicate that the number of alcohol referrals through most of last semester – from the start of the semester through Nov. 28 – have decreased by exactly half compared to the fall 2011 semester. One of...

Vacant House Watch: DPS’ vacant house watch service underused

Nick Biggi

December 6, 2012

Filed under News

Marquette’s Department of Public Safety offers the Vacant House Watch Program for students during extended academic breaks while students are away from campus during the school year. Students can sign up for the free house...

DPS updates emergency procedures

Nick Biggi

November 15, 2012

Filed under News

Every year, the Department of Public Safety reviews Marquette’s Emergency Procedures Guide. This year, the university made a few small changes. Changes are made to the guide in conjunction with revisions to university policy. “We...

Marquette students sustain serious injuries in accident

Nick Biggi

November 13, 2012

Filed under Editors' Picks, News

Two female students were hit by a vehicle while walking on the sidewalk Monday at around 9 a.m. Both were brought to Froedtert Hospital for medical care for serious injuries. The students were at N. 17th  St. and Wisconsin ...