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After a national search, WWU Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs Joyce Lopes has announced that Katryne Potts will be Western’s new chief of police. 

Potts joins Western from Augusta University where she has served since 2019 after prior service in her hometown, the Elgin…

Bright orange courtesy notices are appearing on cars parked illegally on streets bordering Western’s campus.

Beginning Oct. 5, University Police will begin ticketing cars that are parked illegally, especially when the cars create a safety hazard.

Cars parked illegally near or in…

The Whatcom County Specialized Emergency Response Program (SERP), University Police Department, Environmental Health and Safety, and University Department Safety Coordinators will be conducting an in-person hazardous materials release exercise on Wednesday, Sept. 14 from approximately 8:30 a.m.…

Western Washington University wants you to stay happy, healthy, and safe this summer. Safety is a community effort, so we’re sharing some tips and resources from University Police to help reduce your risk this summer.

In case of emergency, dial 911 or (360) 650-3911 for Campus Police…

Western Washington University is investigating after the Carver Gymnasium reportedly was broken into over the weekend and two memorabilia items from the school’s 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship run were stolen.

The burglary resulted in an estimated $25,000 in damage to the large…

Western is starting the process of selecting its next Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety. Vice President of Business & Financial Affairs Joyce Lopes has formed a search committee and engaged an outside consultant to identify, recruit, and interview candidates over the next few months…

A joint training of multiple county agencies and their SWAT teams, including University Police, will occur in Western’s Interdisciplinary Sciences building Sunday, Feb. 27, from 5-10 p.m. 

The training helps local law enforcement agencies with overall readiness and familiarizes them with…

Students, employees and visitors to Western’s campus now have a new tool when it comes to safety, as the University Police Department brings the LiveSafe app to campus.

The LiveSafe app offers students and employees the ability to request help from local emergency services or university…

The Department of Public Safety/University Police at Western Washington University is starting a pilot program to evaluate use of body-worn cameras by University Police officers.

“Body-worn cameras have become an increasingly important part of best-practice policing. The cameras have the…

Two new officers – Ben Vandermay and Monte Wallace – were sworn in on Wednesday at WWU University Police.

University Police Chief Darin Rasmussen welcomed the new officers, as well as their friends and family members in attendance for the swearing-in ceremony.

Rich Van Den Hul,…

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