The West Liberty University Campus Police Department is dedicated to providing excellence in service to the campus community. We shall strive to insure a safe, secure and pleasant atmosphere, conducive to a positive social and educational process, in the law enforcement efforts to protect the college community.
Campus law enforcement and safety is primarily the responsibility of Campus Police, which provides 24-hour-a-day patrol to the grounds, parking lots, residence halls, academic buildings and the faculty housing area.
Campus Police Department Employs
The Campus Police Department employs full-time campus police officers commissioned by the State of West Virginia, with full law enforcement authority and responsibilities identical to the local police or Sheriff’s Department. The Campus Police officers work closely with the West Virginia State Police, Sheriff’s Department, and other law enforcement agencies.
WLU is fortunate enough to have a full-time police department, as opposed to campus security. The current WLU full-time police officers amount to nearly 150 years of experience, with backgrounds consisting of previous law enforcement experience in City, County, Municipal, and Campus Police Departments.
Speaking of Parking
The Campus Police Department also handles the enforcement of parking regulations on campus and issues tickets for parking violations. If you wish to appeal a ticket, please use the Parking Appeal Form, which contains the appropriate instructions and information.
West Liberty University Police Department has met or exceeds the training standards of the West Virginia Criminal Justice and Highway Safety Law Enforcement Training Committee. They also receive on-going in-service and specialized training in non-violent crisis intervention, legal updates, domestic violence, firearms, and other skills.
Enforcement of regulations and other responsibilities
Campus police officers enforce state, local and college rules and regulations governing underage drinking, the use of controlled substances, weapons, and all other incidents requiring police assistance. They are also responsible for public safety services, such as crime reports, medical emergencies, fire emergencies, and traffic accidents. Monthly reports are reported to the West Virginia State Police, who are consistent with the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) systems.
Annual Report on Campus Safety
The annual Campus Safety Report is required by the Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990. The Act requires that the report be sent to all employees and students of the university. It contains the following:
- A summary of the college’s security procedures
- The annual summary of reported incidents
- A list of definitions explaining the various categories of incidents reported in the annual summary
A copy of the most recent report may be viewed by clicking on Annual Security Report
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