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Due to the impending winter weather, WKU Owensboro will close at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday.

Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert.

WKU Police Department

Message from the Chief

It is with great pride that we welcome you to the Western Kentucky University Police Department Web site. The Western Kentucky University Police Department is committed to supporting the educational goals of the university community, by preserving the peace, protecting life and property, impartially enforcing the regulations of Western Kentucky University, the ordinances of the City of Bowling Green, and the statutes of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The mission of the Western Kentucky University Police Department is to establish and maintain an atmosphere that is conducive to the learning process, without restricting academic Freedom. To this end, the Western Kentucky University Police Department pledges the following:

  • To provide fair and impartial law enforcement service to faculty, staff, students, and visitors.
  • To create and nurture a supportive, caring environment for faculty, staff, students, and visitors, thorough the utilization of Community Policing Principles by the Western Kentucky University Police Department.
  • To provide a police department that is diverse and that remains sensitive to the needs and the comfort level of a diverse faculty, staff, students, and visitor population.

We look forward to working with you in order to provide an atmosphere that will encourage learning and community cooperation. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns or suggestions that will enable us to better serve your safety and security needs.

Chief Deane

                Chief Robert Deane

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 Last Modified 9/24/14