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University Police



WCU’s Police Department provides a full range of law enforcement services for the university community.  Twenty years ago we transitioned from security to a full service police department. The Police Department is a year-round agency, available 24 hours a day. All of our police officers are certified by the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office and meet the Attorney General’s standards for law enforcement officers. The Department works towards building partnerships with the university community to provide a safe environment to achieve our academic mission.


Mission & Goals

Mission: Our mission is to provide professional community-oriented police service.  We are committed to creating and maintaining an active community partnership and assisting the community in identifying and solving problems to improve the quality of lives on our campus. We are dedicated to protecting life, property, and maintaining order while assuring fair and equal treatment to everyone.  We respect the cultural and ethnic diversity of our University.

Values: We are capable, caring people doing important and satisfying work for the citizens of our community.  Therefore, we respect, care about, trust and support each other.  We enjoy our work and take pride in our accomplishments.  We are disciplined and reliable.  We keep our perspective and sense of humor.  We balance our professional and personal lives.  We involve our community in decisions that we make.  We have a positive, can do attitude.  We cultivate our best characteristics:  initiative, enthusiasm, creativity, patience, competence, and judgment.  We do nothing to discredit or dishonor ourselves or our department.

Vision: The WCU Police Department is a proactive police agency dedicated to excellence through quality community service.  We insure quality community service through accountability to each other and the citizens, who are the source of our authority. We maintain the quality professionalism of employees through training, development, and education for personal and professional growth with a constant emphasis on innovation and improvement.


Meet the WCUPD



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