The WUPD is located on campus in Morgan Hall, Room 135 (on the South side of Morgan Hall).

Contact Us

To contact WUPD call (785) 670-1153 or extension 1153 from on campus phones.


Washburn University Police

Mission Statement:

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.

Police Cars

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  

3 sergeants

10 patrol officers

7 part time certified law enforcement officers

4 full time communications specialists   

1 office assistant   

11 cadets

Active Shooter Response Resources

Experts tell us that one of the keys to surviving an active threat situation is being prepared.  The links below are some resources to help you develop a plan if you find yourself in an active threat situation.  WUPD recommends signing up for iAlert emergency notifications.  If you have questions or would like additional information please contact us at 670-1153.

FEMA Quick Resource GuideRun. Hide. Fight. Video-Surviving an Active ShooterAdditional Resources from the FBI
Concealed Carry at Washburn

For information on the Wasburn University firearms policy and concealed carry rules please visit the following links.

Concealed Carry VideoFirearms PolicyConcealed Carry Brochure

If you have any questions about the policy or if you see someone carrying a firearm on campus please contact the Washburn Police Department at 785-670-1153