Western Kentucky University

WKU Police Department

Campus Crime Alerts

The Campus Crime Alert is provided to give students, faculty and staff timely notification about certain crimes in and around our community that may present a threat to the campus community and to heighten safety awareness. In general, criminal suspects are unknown to victims. However, in the instance of a violent crime occurring between two individuals who know each other, WKU Police will look at each instance to determine if the suspect poses a continued threat to the campus community and issue a warning where necessary. The Alert also seeks information that may lead to the arrest and conviction of the offender when violent crimes against persons or major crimes against property have been reported to the police.

Members of the community who know of a crime or other serious incident should report that incident as soon as possible to the WKU Police Department so that a Campus Crime Alert can be issued, if warranted. The intent of Campus Crime Alerts is to alert the campus community of continuing threats especially concerning safety, thereby enabling community members to protect themselves. The Chief of Western Kentucky University Police Department will determine whether or not a criminal offense meets the established criteria and merits a Campus Crime Alert.

In addition to containing details of the crime and a description of the suspect, they also contain crime prevention tips, information on who to contact on who to contact about the case, date and time the bulletin was released, and other relevant and important information.

W.K.U. Police are requesting anyone with information regarding any criminal activity, please contact the WKU police department at 745-2548 or our Confidential Tip Line at 270-745-8773. You can also report a crime through  departmental email and/or through our confidential crime reporting email.

 Last Modified 9/26/13