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2017 Annual Campus Safety and Security Report

  • Author: WKU News
  • Author: Thursday, September 28th, 2017
2017 Annual Campus Safety and Security Report

The 2017 Annual Campus Safety and Security Report is available on the WKU Police website. In addition to crime and fire statistics for 2016, this report also details policies about the police department and how to report fires and crimes to the police. This report also provides information from the Department of Environment, Health and Safety on campus fires and fire safety.

In an effort to prepare WKU for emergencies the Department of Environment, Health and Safety has developed building specific Emergency Action Plans for every building on campus. These plans outline what you should do in each building to remain safe during specific emergencies such as earthquakes and tornado warnings with tornado shelter locations. The Emergency Action Plans can be accessed at http://www.wku.edu/ehs/beap/

Campus safety information has been distributed to faculty and staff members in the “Faculty/Staff Emergency Procedures Handbook.” If you are a faculty or staff member and have not received one of these handbooks, contact the WKU Police at (270) 745-2548. This handbook is available online at http://www.wku.edu/police/documents/facultyandstaffemergencyprocedureflipchart.pdf

WKU has posted campus safety information on three campus websites — http://www.wku.edu/police, http://www.wku.edu/ehs/ and http://www.wku.edu/emergency/. They include information about campus safety programs such as the WKU Escort Service that provides escorts to persons from one point on campus to another during hours of darkness. It also provides information on crime prevention programs such as Alcohol Awareness Week, and Rape, Aggression, and Defense (R.A.D.) classes. You can also find information on fire safety programs and Fire Prevention Week on campus. These three websites listed below contain information and videos on a number of emergencies including active shooter situations.

WKU faculty, staff and students also can sign up for WKU’s emergency text alert messaging service via TopNet. In the event of a serious crime or a dangerous situation such as an approaching tornado, WKU Alert will send a text message advising you of the situation with information on how you can remain safe. You can sign up to receive these emergency notifications by text message to your cell phone and emails.

The WKU Police Department and its officers are committed to the safety of the university. Please report criminal acts or suspicious activity to the police when it is occurring. If the WKU Police Department can be of service to you, contact the department at (270) 745-2548. A paper copy of the “2017 Annual Campus Security and Fire Report” will be provided to you upon request at the WKU Police Department located under Parking Structure 1 on the Diddle Arena side.

Contact: John Bailey Jr., (270) 745-6252

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