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WKU Police Department

The Western Kentucky University Police Department is a professional full service agency operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Officers have police powers, including arrest powers, under Kentucky Revised Statute 164.975. The WKU Police Department has a professional working relationship with the Bowling Green Police Department, the Warren County Sheriff's Office, the Kentucky State Police, The Warren County Drug Task Force, and all Federal Agencies. The Department consists of: 28 sworn officers, 10 administrative staff, 10 student police Explorers, and student office employees.

Our Mission is to create a safe interactive environment that is conducive to learning. 

We seek to ultimately accomplish this by strengthening relationships within the community, developing and evaluating effective responses to identified problems, and maintaining order.

Our Core Values:
  • Integrity
  • Responsibility
  • Commitment

An Accredited Agency

In August of 2014 WKU Police Department was awarded it's fifth-five years accreditation by the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police. WKU Police was the first University and fourth police department in the state of Kentucky to become accredited by the KACP.

KACP Accreditation

WKU Police Patch

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 Last Modified 1/24/18