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Safety Protocol: What to Do and Who to Call

Need to know who to call or what to do?

This page will offer basic crime prevention tips and offer important phone numbers that will help you find out who to call in just about any situation.

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Crime Prevention Tips

  • There is safety in numbers.
  • Try to walk with a group or a buddy when out at night. If you do not have a friend available to walk with call the WKUPD Student Explorer Escort Service: 745-2548
  • ALWAYS lock your residence hall doors.
  • Take a self defense class. WKUPD offers a free course, R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) Call 745-8886 to register.
  • Do not leave your personal belongings unattended while studying in a public place.
  • Log your model and serial numbers of all valuables and keep information in a safe place.
  • Keep valuables in your vehicle out of plain view.
  • Report lost or stolen room keys immediately to the front desk of your hall.
  • Never leave a message on your door or via social media letting others know you are away from your room.
  • Do not carry large amounts of cash. Text books are the same as cash. Do not leave them unsecured.
  • Do not invite people you have just met up to your room.


If you are the victim of a crime, or if you witness a crime or suspicious activity, you may report it anonymously to the WKU Police Department at 745-2548 or to Crime Stoppers at 270-781-2583.


WKUPD offers numerous Crime Prevention programs. Contact Officer Mandi Johnson for more information: 745-8886 or


Important Numbers:

Emergency Info Hotline:

270-936-0000 - call for prerecorded info messages

WKU Police:

745-2548 or 911

Fire Emergency:

745-2548 or 911

Environmental Emergency:

745-2548 or 911

24-Hour Telephone Counseling:

 1-800-273-TALK  Kentucky Suicide Prevention Hotline Database

WKU Employee Assistance Program:

1-877-327-4753; 24/7 or, with WKU company ID ZB3042Q at

Facilities Emergencies:

745-3253 or after hours call WKU Police at 745-2548 

General Environmental & Safety Concerns:


Accident Reporting:

Student and Non-EmployeeWKU Employee

Additional Resources:

The WKU Counseling and Testing Center offers comprehensive clinical and outreach services for students, faculty and staff on campus.  From issues of homesickness, suicide prevention, LGBTQI support services, and more, the WKU Counseling and Testing Center is here to help.  For more info, call 745-3159.

WKU Health Services also offers mental health services, counseling and evaluations.  For additional info, call 745-5641

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 Last Modified 9/25/14