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Due to the impending winter weather, WKU Owensboro will close at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday.

Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert.

WKU Police Department

University Police Academy

The Western Kentucky University Police Department is currently accepting applications for the University Police Academy; a six-week educational program developed to inform the Western Kentucky University students, faculty, and staff about the duties, policy and procedures of the Western Kentucky University Police. The six-week academy is scheduled to begin February 20, 2014 and run through April 3, 2014. The deadline for applications is February 14, 2014. The selection panel is limiting the class to twenty participants. the sessions will be held on Thursdays from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Practical exercises will include students conducting traffic stops, firing range qualification (handgun & shotgun), DUI & Field Sobriety Testing, fingerprinting, and interviewing suspects. Notification to participants will be notified by e-mail on or before February 17, 2014.


If interested call 270-745-2548 or email:


To download the application click here

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 Last Modified 9/25/14