University of Wisconsin – Parkside Police Department

Agency Overview

Contact Information

900 Wood Road
Kenosha, WI 53141

Primary Contact

Officer Kelly Andrichik

262-595-2541

A message from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Chief James Heller:

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Police Department is proud to be the first police department in the state of Wisconsin to implement the You Have Options Program. The University Administration and police department are committed to maintaining a safe campus environment to live, learn, and work. By participating in the You Have Options Program, the UW-Parkside Police Department is demonstrating our commitment to sexual assault victims and to listen to the concerns of these survivors. Our goal will always be to represent the best interests of the sexual assault survivor and our priority will be for the victim’s physical safety and well-being.

Sexual assault is never the fault of the victim. Each victim will process the assault in their own way. UW-Parkside has specially trained police officers who have received advance training on trauma informed interviewing and investigative strategies to identify serial sexual perpetrators. We will work with each victim to address their unique concerns and help them to understand their reporting options. These include an information only report, a partial investigation, and a complete investigation. Victims will not be required to make any decisions regarding their participation in a criminal investigation when they initially report. Victims will be given the time they need to make the decisions right for them.

Please take a moment to read about the 20 Elements of a Victim-Centered and Offender-Focused You Have Options Program Law Enforcement Response. Outlined in these elements are options for reporting to the UW-Parkside Police Department. If you have questions, please contact our department. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have. You may also remain anonymous and still have your questions answered and receive assistance obtaining advocacy services or medical care even if you never intend to file a police report.

Respectfully,

James Heller