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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.             

WKU Police Department

Mission Statement

Western Kentucky University is an educational institution committed to the intellectual, emotional, occupational, social, cultural, moral and physical growth and development of all its various constituencies. The University community is also committed to being purposeful, open, just, disciplined, caring and celebrate. The mission of the division of Student Affairs is to embrace the above principles and to impact the continuous learning about self and environment. The mission of the Western Kentucky University Police Department is to support the educational objectives of the University by crime prevention programming, preserving the peace, protecting life and property, and enforcing in a fair and impartial manner the regulations of the University, ordinances of Bowling Green, and the statutes of the Commonwealth. Our mission is accomplished within the moral and legal standards of our community through a "partnership" of the community and the members of this department.

To this end, the Police Department:

  • Provides excellence in law enforcement to the university community, assisting each person served in finding solutions to their problems.
  • Provides follow-up investigation, including referral to community agencies and other law enforcement authorities in accordance with the needs of each person served.
  • Creates an environment of caring and support through education and accessibility. Individual training of all law enforcement personnel will be incorporated in daily roll call, and all professional development courses.
  • Is responsive to the needs of the university community, sensitive to issues, in modifying and expanding services to meet the needs of the community we serve

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 Last Modified 9/24/14