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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…

Many Whatcom County law enforcement agencies will increase patrols from Monday, May 23, to Sunday, June 5, as part of a national movement to promote seat belt safety.

Police departments in Bellingham, Blaine, Ferndale, Lynden, Everson and at Western Washington University, as well as the…

For the second time in less than a week, a man snatched a cellphone from a woman’s hand on the Western Washington University campus and ran away.

The man approached two women at the bus stop outside Buchanan Towers at the south end of campus at about 1 a.m. Sunday, April 17, according to…

Another strong-arm robbery was reported early Sunday morning near the Buchanan Towers residence hall on Western Washington University's campus.

A Western Alert notification sent just after 3 a.m. Sunday stated that a man approached two female Western students at the bus…

Officials at Western Washington University plan to conduct a test of the school's Western Alert emergency notification system at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, April 20.

Western Alert is a group of ways to reach students, faculty and staff with important information about safety.…

A 26.2-mile pursuit of a stolen car from Bellingham to Bow topped 110 mph in the early morning hours of Monday, April 11, ending with two arrests in Skagit County.

A state trooper tried to pull over the car, a white Acura ILX, around 3:30 a.m. north of Western Washington University, after…

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