The Western Carolina University Police maintains a cooperative relationship with the surrounding police agencies. North Carolina General Statutes §90-95.2 and §160A-288 permit the head of any law enforcement agency to enter an agreement with the head of another law enforcement agency to temporarily provide assistance in enforcing the laws of North Carolina if so requested in writing by the head of the requesting agency. In order to secure assistance during a law enforcement emergency, the Western Carolina University Police Department has entered into mutual aid agreements with the following law enforcement agencies:
Although the Police Department does not have mutual aid agreements with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the Alcohol Law Enforcement Division, officers of these agencies work closely together.
Western Carolina University has an agreement with the Cullowhee Volunteer Fire Department for the provision of fire and emergency medical services.
Western Carolina University operates its own student-managed Emergency Medical Service program. The student Emergency Medical Technicians are supplemented by the Westcare Emergency Medical Services staff.