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It is the position of the University Police Department that among the violations of misconduct considered to be of an especially serious nature are those that represent a threat to the safety and health of  members of the University Community. These include but are not limited too, harassment, physical violence or threat of violence, non-consensual sexual contact, rape or any form of sexual violence.             

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.

Interim Chief Walker
                      Chief Mitch Walker

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 Last Modified 9/28/17