Wednesday – April 08, 2020

Four MATC Campus Locations

Public Safety - Sustaining the Best Possible Environment for Learning

Emergency Number - 414-297-6200

Non-Emergency Number - 414-297-6588


The MATC Public Safety Department works to create and maintain a safe campus environment for students, employees and visitors.  While our main office is at the Downtown Milwaukee campus, we have offices at all four campuses and the Education Center at Walker's Square.  Public Safety officers are available to respond to requests for assistance at any MATC campus.


Follow these links for Public Safety services and important security information:
Administration and Command Staff
Hours of Operation
Tip Line
College Closing
Campus Parking Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Daily Crime and Fire Log

Campus Information

Local Police Departments
Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports
Clery Act Compliance
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Sex Offender Registry


Hours of Operation

All campuses are monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. The campuses are staffed by Public Safety Officers during normal campus hours of operation. 

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Contact Us

Emergency: 414-297-6200
Non-emergency: 414-297-6588


District Wide Public Safety Offices

Downtown Milwaukee Campus, Room M274

1015 N. 6th Street

Milwaukee, WI. 53233


Mequon Campus, Room A280C

5555 West Highland Road

Mequon, WI  53092


Oak Creek Campus, Room A100F

6665 South Howell Avenue

Oak Creek, WI 53154


West Allis Campus, Room 100

1200 South 71st Street

West Allis, WI 53214


Education Center at Walker Square, Room 203

816 West National Avenue

Milwaukee, WI 53214



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Administration and Command Staff

The Department of Public Safety has a Director of Public Safety, Deputy Director, Lieutenants, Public Safety Officers and Student Assistants.

Director of Public Safety - Aisha Barkow

(414) 297-7035


Lieutenant Karina Taylor, 1st shift Lieutenant (7 a.m.-3 p.m.)
(414) 297-8425

Lieutenant Donald Kernan, 2nd shift Lieutenant (3-11 p.m.)
(414) 297-6515

Lieutenant Peter Pierce, Administrative Lieutenant 
(414) 297-6516

Tip Line

The Public Safety Department offers a "tip line" to report suspicious activity on campus. The department frequently checks this line and will address each call. Call 414-297-8477 with your tips and information.

If the situation demands an immediate response, contact the Emergency Response Center at 414-297-6588 (non-emergency number) or 414-297-6200 (emergency).

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College Closing

MATC may close due to severe weather or other emergencies. The official closing announcement is broadcast via the Rave Alert System. The MATC Gmail system is the default contact for all MATC students and employees. Go to to enter or edit additional contact information (alternate email address, telephone numbers, etc.).

The Rave Guardian app is an optional companion to the MATC Rave Alert communication tool. Visit the Rave Guardian web page to learn more and download the app.

You can also call 414-297-6561 for a recorded message about a possible closing.

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Campus Parking Information

Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Mequon Campus
Oak Creek Campus
West Allis Campus

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you cannot find the answer to your question, please contact us.

Where is Public Safety located?
Public Safety Office, Downtown Milwaukee Campus, Room M274
Public Safety District Administration, Room M272

Does Public Safety have a presence at the four MATC campuses?
Yes, we have Public Safety Officers assigned to each campus

How do I file a report on campus?
You may file a report by contacting the Public Safety Office (414-297-6588 Room M274) at the Downtown Milwaukee Campus, where dispatch will assign a Public Safety Officer to handle your report at any campus.

How do I locate a student?
The Public Safety Office can assist you if you have an emergency that can be verified.

When is MATC open?

  • Downtown Milwaukee Campus: Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. -10 p.m.; Saturdays, 6 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Mequon Campus: Monday -Thursday, 6:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Oak Creek Campus: Monday -Friday, 7 a.m. -10:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • West Allis Campus: Monday - Thursday, 6 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.; Friday, 6 a.m. - 4 p.m. (until 9:30 p.m. when Weekend College is in session). Saturday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. (for Weekend College).

Note: Times listed are when classes are in session. Campuses are closed Sundays and holidays.

What do I do if I get sick or injured on campus?

Public Safety Officers are trained as medical emergency first responders. If more advanced care is needed, the dispatcher will contact 911.

Where is Lost and Found and how long do you hold the items?
Lost and Found is located at the Public Safety Office, Room M274. Items are kept for 30 days.

What do I do if I have car problems on campus?

Public Safety does not unlock vehicles or provide a "jump start." We can provide you with telephone access and numbers to local vehicle service centers that can assist you.

What if I get stuck in an elevator?
Stay calm and push the alarm button located on the panel. This will automatically call the Public Safety Office for immediate assistance. A Public Safety Officer will be dispatched to your location and, if necessary, Building Services and/or the elevator company will be called for further assistance.

What can I do to be proactive about campus safety?
MATC campuses are very safe, but no public area can be 100%, guaranteed completely safe at all times. It's best to use common sense no matter where you live, work or attend school. Especially when walking to your vehicle or bus stop, walk with a friend/classmate, use well-lit routes and be aware of your surroundings, utilize the MATC Escort Van, and report any suspicious activities to Public Safety.

Where can I smoke on campus?
All MATC campuses and facilities are tobacco free. The use of tobacco products is prohibited on MATC property.

How are students, employees and visitors notified if the campus is being evacuated?
On the extremely rare occurrence when an evacuation would be necessary, an announcement will be made over the campus-wide PA system. Listen carefully to the announcement. It will be repeated and will give you clear instructions. If you have any questions, ask your instructor for assistance. During an evacuation, leave the building in a calm, orderly manner and assist those who need help, if possible. If you are unable to assist, inform someone who can. Do not re-enter the building until told to do so by Public Safety or city police or fire personnel.

A message also may be sent using the college's Rave Alert System. Your MATC email is automatically entered into the system. If you would like to add other forms of contact (home phone, cell phone, alternate email address), go to

How do I find out if the campus is open during a snow storm?
Call our "Weather Phone" at 414-297-6561 for any school closings or tune to Milwaukee Public Television, Channel 10. For more information, see the School Closing section.

Do I need an MATC I.D. to enter the labs and library?
Yes, a current school year MATC Student ID is needed to access any campus services and should be carried at all times.

If I need to file a report with Public Safety, how do I get a copy?
Make a request in writing to the Director of Public Safety.

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Local Police Departments

MATC Public Safety works closely with the respective police departments where campuses are located. The following links provide access to local police departments:

Mequon Police Department

Milwaukee Police Department


Oak Creek Police Department

West Allis Police Department


Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports

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Clery Act Compliance

The Clery Act's provisions are:

  • Schools must publish an annual report disclosing campus security policies and three years of selected crime statistics. (See above)
  • Schools must make timely warnings to the campus community about crimes that pose an ongoing threat to students and employees.
  • Each institution with a police or security department must have a public crime log.
    (See district daily reports at each campus Public Safety Office)
  • The United States Department of Education collects and disseminates the crime statistics.
  • Campus sexual assault victims are assured of certain basic rights.
  • Schools that fail to comply may be fined by the Department of Education.

Daily Crime and Fire Log

Daily Crime and Fire Log (pdf)

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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

For additional information or technical assistance regarding FERPA:
1-202-260-3887 (TDD, 1-800-877-8339)
Family Policy Compliance Office, United States Department of Education,
400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-5920

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Sex Offender Registry

Milwaukee Area Technical College uses a state-run, public accessible website for information on registered sex offenders. The site is:

MATC Public Safety has information available for review on individuals classified as Registered Sex Offenders.

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Last updated: 10/10/19