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Enforcement FAQ's

University Police officers strive to create a safe environment for all members of the campus community and prevent behavior which is unlawful. If unlawful activity is discovered, officers use discretion to address the violation with most the appropriate type of enforcement action. Based upon the type of conduct, this enforcement action can range from a verbal warning to arrest.

Recognition of good samaritans and those who summon help....

University Police are aware that some individuals may be reluctant to summon medical assistance for themselves or another if they have engaged in activities which are unlawful. University Police will emphasize safety over enforcement action when summoned for these types of calls. This approach was adopted to encourage the prompt reporting of medical emergencies ensuring people in distress get the care they need, regardless if the person summoning help has engaged in unlawful activity.

Let it be known, when University Police are summoned to an alcohol or drug incapacitated person the officer’s primary focus will be the protection of life by rendering aid, NOT taking enforcement action. Officers will act in accordance with the UW-Green Bay's Medical Amnesty Policy (SA 43-22-1) when feasible. A common example of this is when a person is experiencing an adverse reaction to a restricted controlled substance (including alcohol) and needs medical intervention or other services. University officers have a great deal of enforcement discretion and there are very limited situations where state law requires an officer to take enforcement action. All enforcement action will be done at the lowest level and in most reasonable way possible; taking into consideration the totality of the circumstances.

As police officers, our number one priority has been and always will be the protection of life.  

Quick Links:

Citation Amounts, as determined by the State of Wisconsin
Circuit Court Access Program (CCAP),administered by the State of Wisconsin.
Brown County Jail Inmate Information, administered by Brown County Wisconsin.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Police Department does not use a municipal court and utilizes Brown County Circuit Court for all offenses. Accordingly, all arrest and citation data is available on Wisconsin Court System Circuit Court Access Program or CCAP. Citation amounts are assigned by the State of Wisconsin using a uniform bail and deposit schedule. In the event of a custodial arrest, officers will use the Brown County Jail to incarcerate individuals until they can appear before the courts. University Police will not release information about ongoing criminal investigations unless required to do so by law.

Common Violations On University Lands:

StatuteDescriptionForfeiture Amount
UWS18.02(8)Athletic Event - Entering Playing Surface$421.00
UWS18.08(4)Deposit of Human Waste$263.50
UWS18.08(8)Misuse of Parking Services$295.00
UWS18.09(2)(a)Possession of drug paraphernalia    $326.50
UWS18.09(3)(a)Possession of Marijuana   $389.50
UWS18.10(1)(a)Assaultive Behavior  $358.00
UWS18.10(3)Possession/Use of a Dangerous Weapon$515.00
UWS18.10(4)(b)Negligent Handling of burning material $389.50
UWS18.10(4)(d)Tampering with Smoke Detector/Fire Suppression Device$326.50
UWS18.10(4)(e)Intentionally give false fire alarm$389.50
UWS18.10(5)Operating a motor vehicle off of roadway  $263.50
UWS18.10(6)Possession of Fireworks on University lands without authorization  $263.50
UWS18.10(7)(a)Resisting or Obstructing Police Officer$452.50
UWS18.12(5)Retail Theft$295.00
UWS18.12(6)(a)Theft, Value under $100$295.00
UWS18.12(6)(b)Theft, Value $100 to $500$421.00
125.07(4)(a)Underage Drinking Violation - Procures or attempts to Procure    1st Offense$452.50
125.07(4)(b)Underage Drinking Violation - Possess or Consumes (Violator is 17-20yrs old)   1st Offense$263.50
125.085(3)(b)False ID - Possession of anothers ID, under false pretenses (Violator is 17-20yrs old)   $515.00
125.085(3)(b)False ID - Make/Alter/Duplicate official ID to show legal drinking age obtained$515.00
346.63(1)(a)Operating while under the influence of an intoxicant$937.50
346.63(1)(b)Operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration (.08 BAC)$937.50
346.63(2m)Violation of absolute sobriety law$389.50