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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 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,…

Service to 1,000 phones across campus in 11 buildings has been restored.

A repair crew installed parts for the final repair on Monday night, July 11, fixing the phone outage that began Thursday afternoon.

Phones in University Police Dispatch were restored on Friday, July 8. The…

Bellingham and university police will assist with traffic control around Civic Stadium June 11 as Western Washington University’s two Spring Commencement ceremonies will draw thousands of people to the area.

The ceremonies will take place at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at Civic while…

Though they're not common, incidents of violence on a university campus always are a possibility. Knowing what behaviors are cause for concern and how to react when violence occurs could mean the difference between safety and serious injury.

Darin Rasmussen, chief of…

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