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Dear University community,

The City of Oshkosh Police Department is investigating two separate home invasions this month, each involving suspects who entered residences in neighborhoods adjacent to the UW Oshkosh campus. It is unknown if the two incidents are related or involve the same suspect. A City of Oshkosh Police public release offers more details and is available here.

The UWO Police Department offers a Home Security Survey that can be used to help residents reduce risk and increase the safety of their homes.

If you have any information regarding the two recent incidents, you are encouraged to contact the City of Oshkosh Police Department at 920-236-5700.

The following resources can also be used to report information:


Report information anonymously on the UWO Police Department website by visiting the following link:

Download and use the UWO Mobile App. You can report information anonymously, chat in real-time with a UWO Police Department dispatcher and find resources to help you connect with other resources on campus and in the area.


If you have information about these crime or you would like to remain anonymous, please contact Winnebago County Wide Crime Stoppers at (920) 231-8477 and/or submit a P3 Tip online at

Survivors of crimes are never responsible for their victimization. It is the perpetrators of crimes who affect the safety of our community members. Knowing this, there is much we can share to empower members of the campus community to remain safe, to encourage responsibility and accountability in others, to let perpetrators know we look out for one another and report crimes and to help end bystander behavior.

  • Download and use UWO Mobile – it’s packed with safety resources that can be used on and off campus. One great feature is the Mobile Blue Light to connect your location instantly with the UWO Police Department.
  • Take advantage of the free UWO Go program when moving about late at night by requesting a ride via UWO Mobile. The new program that replaces Saferides runs daily beginning at 4pm.
  • Plan ahead so that when you walk you are visible to other people. Choose an open, well-lit and well-traveled area.
  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Make eye contact with passersby and glance occasionally behind you.
  • If you sense that you are being followed, change directions or cross the street. If the person or vehicle persists, run to the nearest place where you will find other people and call for help.
  • Make the UW Oshkosh Police Department phone number (920-424-1212) your first speed dial choice.

If you have questions about your personal safety or what you can do to help encourage campus safety, please contact the UWO Police Department at (920) 424-1212.