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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. Our agency consists of 22 sworn police officers, 7 communications officers, 2 student workers, and 1 office associate. The department provides services to the Main Campus and owned or operated property by Western Kentucky University; which includes South Campus, The Center, Lost River Cave and The WKU AG Center.


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 3/19/18