The Washburn University Police Department is committed to providing a safe campus and learning environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. We will respond to all law enforcement and safety needs to allow Washburn University to fulfill its education mission. We understand the diversity of the community we serve and will provide excellent service and respect for diversity and cultural differences. We will work with the community and other law enforcement agencies in a cooperative effort to prevent crime and provide the highest quality service through education, enforcement and community service at Washburn University.
Washburn University Police Department (WUPD) is a certified law enforcement agency with the same responsibilities and authority as a city police agency or a sheriffs department. WUPD was established in 1996 in response to a need to make access to law enforcement more timely and practical for individuals on campus. Officers, staff and communications specialists are guided in their daily activities by our core values.
To contact WUPD call (785) 670-1153 or extension 1153 from on campus phones.
WUPD is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and has a staff of:
15 full time certified law enforcement officers
2 in the command staff
10 patrol officers
7 part time certified law enforcement officers
4 full time communications specialists
1 office assistant