Our Core Values

We value the trust and respect of the community we serve. We will always serve and protect our community with honor and commitment to our duty.

We strive to provide a safe environment where learning and education are foremost. An environment where students, faculty and staff can concentrate on education without fear or concern for their safety.
The WUPD understands that working in a cooperative environment with other law enforcement agencies and community service groups increases our efficiency and our ability to deliver the highest quality police services to the campus community.
WUPD is involved with the campus community and the community surrounding the campus. We work with neighborhood groups to gain cooperation, trust and to be a good neighbor. We believe campus and neighborhood involvement are part of our strengths.
We value the differences in people as individuals. Understanding differences in color, race, sex, religion, gender, ethnicity, culture and/or orientation are what makes us better able to serve our constituents. We believe that the WUPD should be reflective of the community we serve in our hiring and training practices.
We strive to provide the best possible police/safety services to the campus and surrounding communities. We provide this high quality of service through training and personal commitment to our mission and values.
We are proud to be members of the WUPD as an organization that is responsive to our community and provides the best possible law enforcement services. We take pride in our appearance, knowledge and abilities.

Our Responsibilities

Washburn University Police Department has all the responsibilities and authority of any law enforcement agency.  These include:
  • Patrolling campus parking lots and buildings on foot, on bicycles or in vehicles.
  • Enforcement of state laws and city ordinances, including traffic ordinances, on campus.
  • Investigate criminal activity and complaints and make arrests when necessary.
  • Enforce university parking regulations and keep streets and parking lots unobstructed.
  • Investigate motor vehicle accidents on campus.
  • Respond to fire and burglary alarms.
  • Respond to medical emergencies on campus

WUPD also provides several services that are only available to individuals while on campus.  These include:

  • Assisting vehicle owners locked out of their vehicles
  • Assisting vehicle owners with jump starts of their disable vehicles.
  • Providing safety escorts.
  • Providing a law enforcement presence at sporting events.
Washburn University Police Department has its own Communications Center.  The center is operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  The Communications Center is responsible for:
  • Campus surveillance using CCTV cameras
  • Monitoring help phones, elevator phones, and courtesy phones
  • Maintaining lost and found (will not accept any clothing items)
  • Monitoring fire and intrusion alarms
  • Liaison between WUPD and other emergency response agencies
  • Connected to the Kansas Criminal Justice Information System (KCJIS). This system provides officers with information from the National Crime Information Computer (NCIC) and the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (NLETS) information sharing network via a secure "always on" connection. This includes felony/misdemeanor warrants, DMV information, Amber Alerts and Criminal History information as well as a way of communicating with any Federal, State or Local Law Enforcement agency in North America and Canada as well as Interpol who is also connected to the system.
Washburn Police posing with their police cars in front of Morgan Hall.

GET IN TOUCH WITH Washburn Police

Washburn Police
Morgan Hall, Room 135
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Ph: 785.670.1153
Ext: 1153 (on campus)
WUPD is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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